Monthly Archives: December 2007


Here’s a quote from a book on beachcombing that ties perfectly with software testing: “a beachcomber’s life is a demanding one that calls for discipline and zeal… it’s the endless seeing that causes the psychic strain. It’s the richness of … Continue reading

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CAST 2008: The Call for Papers

The official Call for Papers has been posted for the Conference for the Association of Software Testing – see the full CFP. The theme is Beyond the Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Software Testing. I’m excited about the theme – I’m … Continue reading

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Dining philosophers and semaphores

Multi-user testing has been on my mind recently. I’ve tested three different applications within the last two months for MU issues and in all three applications I’ve found defects. One book I’m currently reading is The Little Book of Semaphores … Continue reading

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In the back of the house

Someone asked me recently if I knew anything about data dictionaries and since I wrote one some years ago it started a trail of reminiscing. In fact, the more I thought about it the more I knew I likely had … Continue reading

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