STP.Con Spring 2013 Keynote 1 Notes

It’s time for another conference and I’m going to try posting notes again. I’m at STP.Con in San Diego (a place with far, far less snow than home right now). This morning started off with keynotes from Rex Black, Cem Kaner, and Bob Galen on what 2013 holds for software testers. Here’s my mindmap of […]

I have office hours now!

I’ve decided to try an experiment. For at least the next month, I’m going to hold virtual office hours. Right now, they’re from 3-4PM Central Time on Fridays. Each hour is split into 3 sessions of 20 minutes each, and you can sign up for a session at We can meet over Skype, the […]

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 is the brain child of Elisabeth Hendrickson. I had the chance to visit with Elisabeth […]

Part 2 of our TWiST podcast now posted 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.—Heather-and-Andy-Tinkham-Part-II/Interviews-Automation (again, registration […]

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!

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 […]

Test Automation Architecture intro

As promised, I’m working on a series of posts digging deeper into the architecture I started describing at the Selenium Conference a couple of weeks ago. I had hoped that the videos of the talk would be up before I started on the series. I know that people are working on making them available, so […]