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John Stevenson
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It has been a long time....
My last post on this blog was in June 2017 and now I think it is time to explain to those who subscribe to my blog the reasons why there has been little information. It has taken me a long time to be able to put this in public but I now feel the time is rig...
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Usage of words
I came across the following tweet: Testing vs. checking is a low value semantic argument used by a cult for proving worthiness in the cult. All it ever was or will be. — Marlena Compton (@marlenac) May 18, 2017 I tried to reply on Twitter but the message I ...
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A test is...
On twitter Santhosh Tuppad posted the following tweet: It made me think about what 'a test' really is. I made half an attempt to improve the statement Santhosh made and suggested the following: This would make the statement read as following: A Test is an e...
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Fake News!
It has been a long time since my last post and I apologize, there have been many factors as to why this has been the case some to do with work load and others to do with my health.  Suffice to say I may not publish as often but I still want to get out into ...
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Debating and challenging.
“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum....”  ― Noam Chomsky, The Common Good There has been a lot of debate, posts and discussions about w...
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What do we mean by testers learning to be technical?
I recently say a post by  Justin Rohrman  entitled " Do testers need to code ".  The following line gave me some concerns: "So, I think that testers do need to learn some programming skills now." Now I wish to begin by stating I am not against testers learn...
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Introverts and Extroverts - stop labeling yourself.
This post maybe a little controversial and uncomfortable to some readers.  As social creatures we like to label ourselves as certain types.  We like to be part of groups, tribes and social circles. The issue is when we, or others, use these types to definin...
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Testing Skills #10 - Persuasion and Selling
Like it or not everyone is now a salesperson. As Daniel Pink states in his book ' To Sell is Human ': "If you spend any of your time both personal or in work "persuading, influencing, and convincing others," you're in sales." The world of work is changing a...
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Stuck in Limbo
It has been awhile since my last post.  There are many reasons as to why: Been very busy with a new project Preparing talks for conferences. Romanian Testing Conference Agile Alliance - Atlanta, GA, USA Small talk for New Voice Media Trying to get a book fi...
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A list of games taken to Testbash
Testbash in Brighton was yet again a highly organised and community based testing conference. Signup for the Ministry of Testing Dojo to see the talks, which should be available soon. At a pre-testbash meetup in Brighton I was asked by Rosie if I would not ...
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