Satisfice, Inc.
Satisfice, Inc.
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  • Like a lot of independent consultants, I feel a bit icky about doing direct sales and marketing. I prefer the indirect approach– to speak and write and just wait until people email me with offers of work. But today I … Continue reading →

Satisfice, Inc.
Satisfice, Inc.
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  • Talking about software testing is not easy. It’s not natural! Testing is a “meta” activity. It’s not just a task, but a task that generates new tasks (by finding bugs that should be fixed or finding new risks that must … Continue reading →

Satisfice, Inc.
Satisfice, Inc.
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  • My recent flirtation with trash-pickup-as-physical-exercise has led me down a familiar path. Even though it is not my responsibility to clean a public road in the first place, once I do it, I find that I feel irrational ownership of … Continue reading →

Satisfice, Inc.
Satisfice, Inc.
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The Unnecessary Tool

  • My wife bought a Steel Grip 36in Lightweight Aluminum Pick Up Tool. I saw it on our combination dining room/craft/office table and asked her what it was for. “My eye pillow fell behind the bed and I can’t reach it.” … Continue reading →

Satisfice, Inc.
Satisfice, Inc.
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  • First, about scope… As I began my trash walking (see here and here), I quickly found that I needed guidelines on what counts as my work space and work product. I am collecting trash along the road, so what does … Continue reading →

Satisfice, Inc.
Satisfice, Inc.
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  • So, for exercise, I’m picking up trash. Here is a picture of me all kitted up: So far, I’ve done 37 miles of trash collecting. And I can’t help but see some interesting parallels with software testing… Just Like Testing … Continue reading →

Satisfice, Inc.
Satisfice, Inc.
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  • Years ago I sat next to the Numerics Test Team at Apple Computer. I teased them one day about how they had it easy: no user interface to worry about; a stateless world; perfectly predictable outcomes. The test lead just … Continue reading →

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Satisfice, Inc.
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  • Rethinking Equivalence Class Partitioning, Part 1

    Wikipedia’s article on equivalence class partitioning (ECP) is a great example of the poor thinking and teaching and writing that often passes for wisdom in the testing field. It’s narrow and misleading, serving to imply that testing is some little … Continue reading →

  • Accountability for What You Say is Dangerous and That’s Okay

    [Note: I offered Maaret Pyhäjärvi the right to review this post and suggest edits to it before I published it. She declined.] A few days ago I was keynoting at the New Testing Conference, in New York City, and I … Continue reading →

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