I just uploaded the slides from my talk at Microsoft on orders of magnitude in test automation. The talk is based on the article I wrote with the same name. In the talk, I use Marick's framework for agile testing to help frame where some of this automation fits on agile teams. I was really happy with the number of questions that I recieved after giving the presentation. Lots of good discussion on leveraging the heuristic at large companies, on legacy projects, and looking at the changing role of the tester.
Bill Fox of 5 Minutes to Process Improvement Success recently interviewed me about some of the agile coaching I've been doing with product teams. You can find the interview here, it starts on page 77.
From the interview:
Up front we say, “We're going to drop a big rock in your pond and it’s going to have a lot of ripple effects. With each one of those ripples, we're going to have to make a tweak or process change, and that’s going to take time.” We typically sell it with the idea that we're going to come in and make a big impact day one, but you're going to be fine-tuning these changes over a three to four-month period. It still takes time, just like any other process improvement.
SearchSoftwareQuality.com recently posted a series of articles I wrote on web service testing with SoapUI as a tutorial. You can find it online. The series includes the following articles:
SearchSoftwareQuality.com recently posted a series of articles I wrote on performance testing with JMeter as a tutorial. You can find it online. The series includes the following articles:
- Running your first load test with JMeter
- Recording and running software load tests with JMeter
- Tips for debugging your JMeter tests
- Tips for Interpreting JMeter Results
The book How to Reduce the Cost of Software Testing is now available for sale on Amazon. I contributed a chapter on session-based test management to the book. Thanks to Matt and Govind for their hard work wrangling it all together. I had a chance to read through other chapters during the compilation process - and it's good. Pick up a copy and let me know what you think!