Guest Post: .Net Headless browser options

Jim Evans is one of the committers for the Selenium project. He works a lot with the .Net bindings and the support for Internet Explorer. He sent out a post today to the selenium-developers mailing list about work he’s done investigating headless browser options. He then commented in the #selenium IRC channel that it perhaps […]

Test Automation Architecture: Our Application Under Test

After looking around a little to figure out what would be a good web application to use as the public example of my planned series digging deep into a test automation architecture, I’ve hit on the perfect choice: Entaggle.com Entaggle is the brain child of Elisabeth Hendrickson. I had the chance to visit with Elisabeth […]

Part 2 of our TWiST podcast now posted

SoftwareTestPro.com has posted part 2 of the interview that Matt Heusser did with Heather and I for the TWiST podcast. This time, I talk more about the automation I’m working on and about what was then my upcoming Selenium Conference talk. Heather talks about the value of testing and misconceptions about testers. http://www.softwaretestpro.com/Item/5129/TWiST-43—Heather-and-Andy-Tinkham-Part-II/Interviews-Automation (again, registration […]

How the Study of Art informs my Testing

I study art in my spare time, including perusing art related blogs and attending classes. The thing that intrigues me is how much overlap I find between some of those topics and several aspects of what goes in to thoughtful, skilled testing to me: – Intentionality – Observation – Practice – Focus on the final […]

Heather & Andy interviewed for TWiST podcast

A few weeks back, Heather and I spent a wonderful hour talking to Matt Heusser, the host of the This Week in Software Testing podcast. Our conversation covered all sorts of topics, and the time flew by. Both Heather and I had interacted a little with Matt, but it was nice to get the chance […]

Welcome to the new testerthoughts.com!

This weekend has seen a frenzy of activity as my wife and I moved the Tester Thoughts blog to it’s new home on a self-hosted WordPress server. There are several benefits to doing this: I have more control over security and performance tuning, so hopefully you should see a speed increase. I added the capability […]

How development debt becomes a Hydra

When we talk about “technical debt” it seems to convey the idea that you are creating an obligation to fix things later that will behave nicely and predictably, like an open balance on your credit card. You know what you over-spent, it will grow over time due to a pre-specified interest rate, and possibly late […]