Ask the Tester: James Bach

Ask the Tester: James Bach

He’s worked at some of the most innovative companies in Silicon Valley, co-authored a best-selling test textbook, keynoted at every international test conference, and, yes, has primary credit for popularizing the term “exploratory testing.” Did I...
Exploratory Testing As a Creative Process

Exploratory Testing As a Creative Process

“Just back a little… bit… more…” Jenny struggled with her words, so much of her energy being consumed in processing the image in her viewfinder. Her assistant Martin drew the disc-shaped diffuser back an amount so small that the model...
Don’t Underestimate “Exploratory Testing”

Don’t Underestimate “Exploratory Testing”

My current team has been integrating exploratory testing techniques for a while now along with the traditional testing methods of manual testing as well as automation. Most of the testing communities that I have known seem to brush this testing technique off simply as...
Dinner With A Rapid Test Manager

Dinner With A Rapid Test Manager

“The first thing I did was to learn what their day was like,” he told me. “Did the test process give them freedom to think? Or was the work of investigation obstructed by a smothering blanket of pre-planned test cases?” We were interrupted briefly by the waiter taking...