November, 2008

  • JW on Test

    poor promotion prospects for testers? (dirty MS laundry)

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    As a result of my last post, I got this email from a Microsoft tester whom I work with fairly regularly and admire deeply: "Yet how many Partner or Distinguished Engineer ICs in test do you see? How many testers get onto bench programs vs dev/pm...
  • JW on Test

    keeping testers in test

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    I did a webinar for UTest.com today and got some great questions. One question seemed to really resonate: how do you keep good testers from moving to development. I hear this question a lot. Many engineers see test as a training ground for development...
  • JW on Test

    software tester wanted

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    Position requires comparing an insanely complicated, poorly documented product to a nonexistent or woefully incomplete specification. Help from original developers will be minimal and given grudgingly. Product will be used in environments that vary widely...
  • JW on Test

    no more testers?

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    I gave a keynote at EuroSTAR on the future of software testing where I began by painting a picture of the promise of software as an indispensible tool that will play a critical role in solving some of humankind’s most vexing problems. Software, I argued...
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