Archive for July, 2007

3 things I learned at Sigist Conference, day 2

Sigist Israel logoAnnotations from day 11/0702007 of the Sigist conference on Software Testing. Read the rest of this entry »

4.5 things I learned at Sigist Conference, day 1

Sigist Israel logoAnnotations from day 10/0702007 of the Sigist conference on Software Testing. Read the rest of this entry »

The Triangle problem as a starting point – FitNesse Series (Part 1)

  • Which came first, the chicken or the egg? And after all, why¬†would any of them cross the road?
    That question is as old as time.
  • How would you test a program which can return the type of a triangle based on the side widths?
    That question is as old as me.

The Art of Software Testing cover imageIn 1979 (yes, I am that young ūüėČ), Glenford J. Myers wrote what was to be the first classic book on Software Testing.
Called “The Art of Software Testing“, this book is very old, and written with old software in mind – most technologies and methodologies existing today were not dreamed of back then.
Well, it turns out the principles of software – from writing it to testing it –¬†are still¬†pretty much the same. Software is still written on sort of punchcards, the punchcards just got more complex and flexible… The book content is surprisingly relevant for today’s testers – so much, that it was updated only once in almost 30 years.
If you haven’t, read the book. Unfortunately, I have read it only partially meanwhile.

Maybe the most known contribution of Mr. Glenford in this book is the testing self-assessment challenge in the introduction.

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