At least one, probably no more than six

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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 equation, but it amuses me nonetheless to read about screwdrivers as a description of the advantages you gain with testing, to follow a bagel recipe and draw analogies to performance testing or to enjoy Borges and find the importance of context shown as its finest.

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Twitter Timeline Q3/16

#September

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Cambridge Lean Coffee 07/16

Again an excellent Cambridge Lean Coffee, this month at Nokia, hosted by James Coombes (many thanks!). Great discussion, and on a site note, we found it interesting that we get into a habit of asking questions rather than just putting a topic out there.

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Twitter Timeline Q2/16

#Juni

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Testing Games

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For the most recent Software Testing Club Meetup here in Cambridge I brought Games :)

Games? Why?
I’ve wanted to try this out, as I’ve noticed that playing Games (at least a certain flavor of Games) is a widespread phenomenon with Testers, you can find it as

  • Tracks at Conferences and topics of Meetups (sic)
  • training exercises for testers (we’ve done lunch time games)
  • part of tester interviews (e.g. the Black Stories)

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Jerry Weinberg: Perfect Software

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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, and I read bits and pieces here and there, but somehow never found the time to read it through properly from cover to cover. But as I’ve set myself a challenge to read three books a month this year, and have been finding myself being drawn toward non-fictional works more and more, I saw a chance to finally fit it in.

‘Perfect Software’ is more than worth your time, and feels like one of the books that will teach you something new on every re-read. The following is not a comprehensive list, but a random one of (often paraphrased) quotes that stuck out and thoughts that the book invoked in me, /this/ time round.

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Twitter Timeline Q1/16

#March

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