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Michael Bolton
I solve testing problems that other people can't solve, and I teach people how they can do it too.
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Michael Bolton 16h
Yes; it is likely that some will do better than others. The next thing to do is to figure out what the better ones have in common, and what the worse ones do. After that, determine whether those factors are causes or coincidences. What does your own analysis suggest?
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Michael Bolton 23h
I don’t know. Perhaps management didn’t mandate testing, relying on someone's guess that the material was good enough. Maybe it was tested, but not thoroughly so the problem was missed. Perhaps it was tested, the problem was noticed, but the manufacturer said "good enough".
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Michael Bolton Oct 23
Replying to @RepClayHiggins
I didn’t know she was an undocumented immigrant.
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Chris R. Chapman Oct 23
WFH is revealing deficiencies of the prevailing style of management to such an extent that employees are getting ready to bail, en masse. If leadership hasn’t been learning new theory, 2021 is going to bite hard.
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Michael Bolton Oct 23
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Michael Bolton Oct 23
Hmmm. “How easy” seems to me to be a relationship rather than a property.
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Adam Grant Oct 23
The early data: COVID fatality rates were lower in countries with female leaders and states with female governors. Women announced lockdowns earlier and more successfully. They expressed more awareness of people's fears, concern for their pain, and confidence in their plans.
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Michael Bolton Oct 22
You might be interested in these, Ibrahim: "Software Engineering Metrics: What Do They Measure and How Do We Know" (Kaner and Bond) () and (which James seems, oddly, too modest to mention).
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Michael Bolton Oct 22
Rapid Software Testing Explored Online for North American time zones is coming November 9-12. If you're in the States, think of it as the OTHER important thing you need to do that month. Info on the class here: ; register here:
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Rihab LOUKIL Oct 22
I had an amazing one on one meeting with with interesting answers to fundamental questions on testing. The beauty is in the metaphors used and the diversity of sciences and books dragged from behind... Don't I told you learning from those…
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Michael Bolton Oct 22
Fire your writers. ;)
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Michael Bolton Oct 21
Replying to @jamesmarcusbach
Wow. That's a shame. No one lives forever, but he almost did. I'm proud to have gone to the same high school as he did.
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Rihab LOUKIL Oct 21
If I had to recommend for testers and CS engineers only one course before 2020 ends up, it would certainly be the Rapid Software Testing course with James Bach and . You won't be the same after taking this course. You will feel sorry for a…
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Michael Bolton Oct 21
A Naïve Request from Management
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Michael Bolton Oct 21
Replying to @tottbjorn
1. Explore and experience the product. Learn about its structure, functions, data—and problem(s) it's intended to solve. 2. Learn about people who use the product; what they want to get done; what might make their work harder or slower. 3. Look for problems between (1) and (2).
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Michael Bolton Oct 20
You're thinking of .
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Michael Bolton Oct 20
I think the latter is way more powerful and important, myself. And if you can handle that, you'll find a scripting language easy. Have you seen Marick’s /Everyday Scripting in Ruby/? Old, but very tester-oriented. Pick a language, find a coach, and you’ll be coding in no time. :)
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Michael Bolton Oct 20
Replying to @fredsteenbergen
Hey, wood decays. You can help the people who make bugs go away, but everything that we make falls to dust sooner or later. Or at least, almost everything. The bitterness I have for some pieces of software will last within my very soul, long after I die. ;)
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Michael Bolton Oct 20
I'd say you're making something precious: knowledge; awareness; recognition of risk; recognition of problems, so that people can address them, and so that other people won't suffer because of them. That's a pretty big deal.
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Michael Bolton Oct 20
I think testing is about assessing —especially in terms of helping people like developers and managers understand the product they've got so that they can assess it. It's a fine and good thing to create clever tools to help with that. I'm a little jaundiced about Gherkin, though.
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