... It's here!
I'm sitting at my desk, looking at my copy of "Beautiful Testing
." I picked it up yesterday from my local Barnes and Nobles - on the shelf! I am so excited. (No, don't
ask me why I was able to get it from Barnes and Nobles before my author's copy arrived in the mail. Yes, it is
a touchy subject.)
The book is a collection of twenty-three essays from people involved with testing - testers, developers, even a few management types. The lead organizer, Adam Goucher, tried very hard to get multiple perspectives, so we have everything from Lisa Crispin (co-author of Agile Testing), to Alan Page of Microsoft, to John Cook who work in academia, plus myself, Karen Johnson, and Chris McMahon - and quite a few people in between.
"But Matt", you say "It's Fifty Bucks. FIFTY BUCKS. C'mon, man, you've got to help me out."
Well, I've got good news on two counts. First of all, all of the author's royalties from the book go to a charity called "Nothing But Nets
", so you can feel good about it when you buy it.
"But Matt", you say "How can I know the book will be any good?" Well, okay, fair enough. The good news is, I have permission to redistribute my chapter - I'll even offer it, right here
, on my blog as a PDF, for free. (Click to download
Don't say I never gave you nothin'.
What, you want more? Seriously? Ok, one more thing: When I read my chapter this morning, I discovered a significant and substantial typo. Be the first person to find that typo, or another typo that I agree is at least that significant, and I will order a copy of the book and have it mailed to you.
To submit a bug, just leave a comment. (I'd also like to know what you think about the chapter, but that's just me ...)