Visualization in Testing (TestRetreat 2013)

The second session yesterday was the one I facilitated on visualization of testing information. I’ve recently started taking an interest in this – reading books by Nathan Yau and Stephen Few, with Colin Ware, Edward Tufte and others on the short term reading list (along with additional books by Yau and Few). I’m even strongly […]

Measuring Context-Driven Testing (TestRetreat 2013)

The second session I was at at TestRetreat was one I facilitated around the visual representation of testing information. I’ll do a post on that later this weekend when I have time to type up the 5 easel pad pages of notes we generated and get Heather’s mindmap she made. More on that to come… […]

Experiential Learning (TestRetreat 2013)

I’m at TestRetreat today in Madison, WI. A bunch of smart people here (some of whom I’ve met before, some I’ve known through online interactions, and some I’m having the pleasure of meeting for this first time this weekend) and as one does (at least if one is me), I’ve been making mindmaps on the […]

#STPCon Spring 2013 – Jane Fraser, Become an Influential Tester

Another mindmap from STP.Con. This one captures Jane Fraser’s excellent talk on ways to gain (and lose) influence. Earlier I was in Mike Lyle’s talk around test management, but I didn’t get a chance to mind map it. Definitely watch his site for when he posts the full set of responses (including mine, though I […]

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 […]