SearchSoftwareQuality.com just published an article I wrote with Oliver Erlewein on Performance Test Metrics; the article is available on-line
right now - a free registration is required.
In other news, for the August Edition of "Ask the Tester", I plan in interviewing Michael Bolton. No, not the singer, nor the guy from office space. Michael Bolton the Consulting Software Tester
and co-author of the "Rapid Software Testing" course.
Of course, "Ask the Tester" is a little bit different than a traditional interview, in that we ask /your/ questions. To do that, well, I need some help - I need questions, along with your name, city and state (or province and country).
So please allow me to prime the pump a little. Michael was a tester, then program manager at Quarterdeck, a software firm that made a little piece of software called QeMM-386
. You may recall the Bill Gates famously quipped that no one would ever need more than 640K of memory - well, QEMM was the program that allowed people to access over 640K in MS-DOS, and became, in its heyday, a very popular application for MS-DOS.
You might actually say the
best-selling piece of software, at least at a few points in time according to the charts at PC Magazine. That's the
best selling software, not among operating-system plugins, not among software utilities, but among everything you could buy at the story -including wordperfect, lotus 1-2-3, wordstar and other office applications. That's how Michael cut his teeth.
In 1998 Michael went independent, launching his company, DevelopSense
, offering testing and test-advisory services. Starting with more of a focus on doing testing, In 2003 Michael started teaching Rapid Software Testing, and has spent the past few years focusing on training and consulting.
Personally, I know Michael best for looking at simplistic solutions to problems of testing, breaking them down, pointing out what they miss, then re-assembling a more complex, but also better, approach to the problem.
He's a world-class consultant that has offered up his time to answer your questions for free, and get your 15 seconds of fame by having your name in a test magazine.
Please list your questions here, and I'll pass them on. Or you can email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!