Disproportionate amount of introverts in software testing

My wife and I were talking the other day about my learning styles research. She observed that it seemed to her that most testers tend to be more introverted than extroverted. While I don’t have the facts to prove or disprove this (yet), in thinking about the testers I know, and my interactions with other […]

Compendium of Idea Generation Techniques

In my Exploring Exploratory Testing talk, I mentioned a web site run by Martin Leith that contained a taxonomy of Idea generation Techniques. Renee Hopkins (of Corante’s IdeaFlow blog) just reported that Leith has taken the site down as he no longer wants” to put any more energy into developing models and concepts”. Renee has […]

Context-free Questions

Last week, I gave a presentation on exploratory testing at the Twin Cities Quality Assurance Association. It was the same paper that I gave at STAR East in May, with some stuff that I learned in giving the presentation the first time. The paper and presentation are both available at the lab website. One of […]

A step back

In looking back, I realized that I dove into several topics here without any real explanation of why I was doing it. For those of you reading who have not been present at FIT since the day I arrived, here’s a catch-up so that you know where I’m coming from. This is taken from an […]

Another reason for why I’m in grad school

Higher education or a larger brain may protect against dementia, according to new findings by researchers from the University of South Florida and the University of Kentucky. [Science Blog] I knew there was more to it than just wanting to learn more and get the organizational framework for the knowledge I already had… Now I […]