The Pragmatic Testing

A blog about Testing, Agile and Sense Making!

Agile hasn’t failed you..

Agile has been touted by people (who understand it) as an approach, a value centre, a mindset and philosophy. I wrote a short spiel on Agile some time ago in an effort to clarify how I see it.For quite a while I have been observing some interesting posts and...

Quality Index : Fooled by Measurement

STPCon published this article on their website. I am happy to share it on my blog as well. http://www.stpcon.com/quality-index-fooled-by-measurement/ The software industry seems to have an obsession with metrics and measurement. We want to quantify...

Why I attended RST and why you should too!

Ever since we (Test Engineering Alliance Melbourne) started our meetup in June 2015, both Dr. Lee Hawkins and I have spoken about the great experience we had learning from James Bach and Michael Bolton through our direct interactions with them and also by attending...

Heuristics & Oracles

Recently, I was invited to deliver a talk at a local meetup group that focuses on automation in testing, the Software Test Automation Group. Since this group has a strong leaning towards technical aspects of testing, I decided to explain the terms testing and checking...

Zero Bugs: TEAM meetup # 9

On 16th of March, the TEAM group organized its ninth meetup in a sophisticated office at Australia Post. Thanks to the Digital Delivery Team of Australia post for being supportive and proactive in sponsoring the event and providing the venue, pizzas and drinks....

Experience Report from TEAM Meetup # 8

On 24th of Feb 2016 we organized our latest Test Engineering Alliance Melbourne (TEAM) meetup at Envato's cool (figuratively speaking) office. Envato graciously sponsored the event and arranged for venue, pizzas and drinks for our event. We had observed that the TEAM...

Delhi Testers Meetup- The Power of Conferring

On my recent visit to India, Santhosh Tuppad (@santhoshst) decided to travel to New Delhi with few of his colleagues so that we all can meet. On my suggestion Santhosh organized a public event instead. The Delhi Testers Meetup (or TEAM-Delhi) was born and was planned...

Rapid Software Testing Course Notes

Here is the mind map of the RST that I attended in Sydney between 19-21 August, 2015. The public link to the file is below:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByGSwxM9lnaYYVRQcVc1TFJUMG8/view?usp=sharingThe mindmap was created using Mindmup. If you want the .mup file, I...

Guest post- Adaptive Automation Framework

This blog post has been written by my colleague and software automation expert Scott Miles. As ever, both Scott and I will be glad to receive any feedback, comments or suggestion regarding major flaws in logic, about similar tools, questions about the proposed...

Can DevOps afford to ignore cognitive testing?

I attended an event on the 23rd of July where DickSmith’s CIO, Paul Keen gave a presentation about his organisation’s experience implementing DevOps. After speaking with him briefly before the event, I would say that he is one of those technically competent CIOs who...

A short spiel on Agile

As always I keep hearing people talking about Agile ‘methodology’. Many of them do it because of ignorance. They have heard about the word, have read someone’s article or LinkedIn post and now they seem to know Agile. Whether it is Agile with a capital ‘a’ or not,...

Experiment with a Webinar

Lee Hawkins inspired me to share my own experience of the webinar that we hosted together last week (14 May 2015). Unicom contacted me few months ago to be the keynote speaker at their conference in Melbourne. I agreed and later they asked me if I would...

Using observation for improving testing

Many years ago, I read Sherlock Holmes novels. Once I started reading them, I read almost all of them. I loved the short stories (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes), probably because they were short and were easy to remember.Sherlock Holmes is a detective; has...