Welcome to Seapine’s Perspectives on Testing. Every week I’m going to look at articles, blog posts, tweets, and other testing and quality content, and provide some perspective on the news or commentary. Enjoy, and I look forward to hearing your feedback.
Agile Point of View
Matthias Bohlen thinks that increasing the “batch size” of a release increases risk, and argues that we should deliver software in small batches
The next issue of Agile Record
is out (requires login), and it looks like it contains some great articles by the likes of Huib Schoots and Bob Galen.
Joel Montvelisky asks Agile coach and international speaker Lisa Crispin five testing questions
Iain McCowatt is one of the smartest people I know. In this blog post he uses the criminal conviction of scientists in the L’Aquila Italy earthquake disaster to expound on the roles and limitations of testing professionals
Keith Klain describes how insecurity drives his pursuit of excellence, and how scrutiny is a vital part
of that pursuit.
Often when we start a project, we have concerns about our skills or about the time or other resources we have to get the job done. Michael Larsen offers a simple but powerful prescription of what to do in those situations – start, use, do
Can we really measure when software is ready to ship? Jesper Lindholt Ottosen doesn’t think objective and quantifiable acceptance criteria
tell enough of the story.
Why are we making it so difficult to use a smartphone as an Internet browsing device? Tom Morris details the steps you have to go through to read an article on a website
with your iPhone. Or Android, though the steps are slightly different.
Sign up for the STP Online Summit
on March 12-14. The theme is “finding defects”. I’ll be presenting a session on stress testing your applications.
Most innovators fail, for any of a large number of reasons. In “The Seven Deadly Sins of Innovation Leaders
”, Jeff DeGraff describes a few of the more common ones.