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Blogspy Vol 59: The latest round-up of software testing blog posts from around the blogosphere

  • 25/08/2014
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Welcome to the latest edition of EuroSTAR’s Blog Spy, a round up of some of the latest blog posts from the Software Testing Industry that have caught our eye in the last week:

An open letter to the blog publisher of – Ben Kelly

An open reply by Ben Kelly to the publishers of the Professional Testers magazine on the article reporting on the upcoming publication of the ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119 software testing standards. Ben is unhappy by the term “book burners” amongst other things to describe those who signed a petition to suspend the publication of the standards.
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An Open Letter to Professional Tester Magazine – John Stevenson

A second open letter by John Stevenson. It offers a bit more context on the reasons for the strong opposition to the article.
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Following the news: Code inspection is 80 percent faster than testing – Jean-Paul Varwijk

“During the CAST 2014 conference in New York I participated in a workshop by Laurent Bossavit and Michael Bolton called “Thinking critically about numbers – Defense against the dark arts”. Inspired by this workshop I took a look at one of the Dutch sites addressing news about software testing www. This is the second post to come out my curiosity.”
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Stop 29119 – Iain McCowatt

More strong opinions on opposition to the ISO standards, this time from blogger Ian McCowatt.
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August, 1914 and Confirmation Bias – Pete Walen

Pete Walen discusses the lessons that can be learned for testers from the first month of the Great War which occurred 100 years ago this year.
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If testing was taught more like a driver’s licence – Maaret Pyhäjärvi

“I hope certificate would be like a driver’s licence. I also hope that courses leading up to certification (if such are even necessary for testing) would be taught more like driver’s courses. When I teach exploratory testing, I often talk about experiences I had with driving school as analogy . It’s been ages since I did my own and I still remember the nervousness that blocked me from focusing on all the aspects and how they were delivered, but I’ve had the fortune of following my younger siblings go through the process.”
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My Thoughts on Testing Certifications – Karen Johnson

After working on developing the Testers Manifesto, Karen Johnson offers her thoughts on testing certification and what she has taken from the event.
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How to Test A Tester (Part Deux)- Colin Cherry

The second part of Cloin Cherry’s series that we featured last week on Blogspy.
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