WTF is a Unit Test?

I remember it like it was yesterday.   My Company was starting a new online product, and had employed The Consultants to come in and help.  The Consultants told The Company that A: they needed to employ an iterative development lifecycle (RUP) and that B: they needed software testers to help them.  The Company, in…

How Coding Can Help You

Rereading yesterday’s post, and also seeing some of the comments (and having some personal discussions offline), I can see that I might have inadvertently sent the wrong message: My point is certainly not that testers just suck and everybody should just take some classes and apply for dev positions. My opinion is the absolute opposite…

Automated tests: Just the facts

“We’re looking to make the move from manual to automated testing.” Let me start with a quick bit of autobiography: I got started in the testing profession around 2006. I was working in an insurance company’s tech support department as a 2nd-level support guy and admin of their incident management software. I had been approached…