Category Archives: I’ve read a thing (or two)

At least one, probably no more than six

I really enjoy the moments when I occupy myself with something far, far away from testing and it suddenly makes complete sense and shines light upon a topic that I know from work. Obviously I’m the connecting factor in the … Continue reading

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Jerry Weinberg: Perfect Software

It’s probably fair to say that Jerry Weinberg: ‘Perfect Software and other illusions about testing’ is one of a handful core resources when you want to learn about Software Testing. My manager recommended it to me when I first met him, … Continue reading

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Lauren Ipsum

The test manager dropped this on my desk, assuming I’d like it and right he was. The subtitle promises a story about computer science and other improbable things – without any actual computer making an appearance in the book! Instead, we follow Laurie’s … Continue reading

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Snippets: nomads, squads, chaos, quiet

[1] https://labs.spotify.com/2014/03/27/spotify-engineering-culture-part-1/ [2] https://labs.spotify.com/2014/09/20/spotify-engineering-culture-part-2/ “Spotify engineering culture” sketched in two 10m+ videos. Pretty motivational. For me it emphasizes one of the main guidelines I’d want to work with – autonomy, to give the team, or in spotify terms the “squad”, the power, showing some faith and trust … Continue reading

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Ambiguity is richness

I’m currently reading Jorge Luis Borges short story collection ‘Fictions’ (1944). In one of the stories, ‘Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote‘, Borges reviews the – fictional – rewrite of ‘Don Quixote’ by the – fictional – author Pierre Menard. … Continue reading

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