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Chris S (kinofrost)
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Move to Wordpress
Hello! If you're the sort of person who enjoys peaceful silence then you can continue to follow my Cage-esque experiment in self-publishing over at https://secondsignofmadness.wordpress.com/.
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A Partial Defence of "Apathy"
Hello! I have had one reply that I know of to my Apathy post containing useful critique. You can find it here  written by a name you may know, Matt Heusser! First I have to say that I'm grateful to have a considered response. Now I'll expand a little on the...
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Apathy
How do you keep up to date with the test industry? It's a question you've heard before at job interviews. You may even have a stock reply. You read books (you have one in mind in case they ask you what you last read) but you can't really remember the conten...
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Testers, Developers and Coders
What's the difference between a tester and a developer? I originally looked at testing and development and the people that do it, like this: I then migrated to believe in an overlap. Testers can sometimes develop, and developers can sometimes test. Then cam...
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Improving Your Test Language - Automation
We think in language, and we communicate using language. Well, we perform a set of string translations that give the affordance of some meaning to someone else. I often look to Michael Bolton for clarity in the way we speak and write about testing, and his ...
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The Paucity of Pass/Fail
Pass and Fail seem to be ubiquitous terms in the testing industry. "Did the test pass?" and "How many failures?" seem to be innocent questions. But what, exactly, does pass or fail mean? What does "pass" mean to you? Think about that question for a second, ...
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It's Just Semantics
Why is it so important to say exactly what we mean? Checking vs testing, test cases aren't artefacts, you can't write down a test, best practice vs good practice in context - isn't it a lot of effort for nothing? Who cares?  You should. If you care about th...
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Ok, so these guys have a better game show than more than half of the game show ideas that made it to a television screen.
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