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  • Blog Post: New STPCon talk coming up: Create Your Roadmap to Data-Driven Quality

    I will once again have the pleasure of speaking at STPCon.   Hope you can make it! 101 :  Create Your Roadmap to Data-Driven Quality Tuesday, 10:30am - 11:45am Track: Test Strategy, Process and Design Bing analyzes Petabytes of data per day. Facebook instruments everything. Outlook.com...
  • Blog Post: I Will Be Presenting at TestBash 2.0

    TestBash 2.0 will be Friday March 22, 2013 in Brighton England Sure you get to hear me speak about Testing in Production (TiP) and Data-Driven Quality Assessment, but there is an all-star line-up of speakers – a full day’s worth so you’ll get your money’s worth. A...
  • Blog Post: A to Z Testing in Production: TiP Methodologies, Techniques, and Examples at STPCon 2012

    Download the Slide Deck PPT PDF Listen to the audio (requires free registration with STP – they’re good folks, so go ahead and register) A to Z Testing in Production: TiP Methodologies, Techniques, and Examples Testing in production (TiP) is a set of software testing methodologies that utilizes real...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing: One Picture and Several Examples

    This diagram is from "How the Cloud Changes Software Production", by Seth Eliot, Better Software Magazine, March/April, 2011 - http://bit.ly/seth_cloud_better_software Figure 1 Cloud Resources by category form a stack This table is a variation of that included with the "Sticky Notes"...
  • Blog Post: Testing in Production (TiP), a common and costly technical malpractice???

    Cool….I am seeing more hits on Bing and other search engines (I comparison shop my queries) for “Testing in Production”.  Here’s one: Why testing in production is a common and costly technical malpractice Yipes. Not the message I’ve been trying to drive, but even within Microsoft, especially among...
  • Blog Post: Exposure Control: Software Services Peep Show

      It’s About Software Quality Not sure what you were expecting here at Your Software Has Bugs , but ignore that picture on the left, and learn how Exposure Control let’s you roll out dangerous software while minimizing risk to your users by giving them only a peep into the your new service. peep...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Cosmos: Petabytes perfectly processed perfunctorily

    I tell non-technical friends and family that I recently switched roles at Microsoft to th e Bing team. Many have heard of Microsoft's new search engine http://bing.com , although most don't know all the cool features Bing offers . But for my Technical friends (allow me to include you in that group...
  • Blog Post: Hooray for Buggy Software???

    No this is not a piece on job security for Software QA Professionals. I was recently at a Test Team sprint-end demo. For at least two of the projects shown, the metric of interest to Dev managements was, “how many bugs did you find?” and when the answer was either a high number or a high severity (“Three...
  • Blog Post: What The Heck Is Cloud Computing? – A Brief Re-Look

    In a previous post, “ What The Heck Is Cloud Computing? ” I broke the cloud up into three categories. however I do not think I did a good job of delineating these categories with examples. So here goes: IaaS : Infrastructure as a Service Storage: Amazon S3 (BLOB storage), Amazon...
  • Blog Post: Building Services: The Death of Big Up-Front Testing (BUFT)?

    Let's start with some definitions: Death Demise, end, termination, the state of no longer existing BUFT "Big Up-Front Testing" an activity or "Big Up-Front Test" a group that carries out that activity (the latter sounds cool, like "Big Pharma") It's an acronym of my own invention. At least I believe...
  • Blog Post: Service Deployments Should be Ramps, not Cliffs

    [Going to try a mini-post…keeping it short and focused] In my previous post I introduced you to Online Experimentation. The general use case for experimentation is to take two or more websites or services, each with different features or designs, and test them against each other using real users....
  • Blog Post: Don't just listen to your users…watch them with Online Experiments

    Online Controlled Experimentation (also known as A/B Testing) is a subject I will re-visit often as I am Test Manager for Microsoft's Experimentation Platform (ExP) which enables properties at Microsoft to conduct such testing. We even have a shiny logo: Guessing, Listening, and Watching To produce software...
  • Blog Post: Feeling TiPsy…Testing in Production Success and Horror Stories

    One topic I hope to return to many times in this blog is that of TiP , or Testing in Production . For a good introduction to this check out Ken Johnston ’s blog entry TIP-ING SERVICES TESTING BLOG #1: THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY which is an updated version of the executive summary of the ThinkWeek paper that...
  • Blog Post: What The Heck Is Cloud Computing?

    Larry Ellison, Founder and CEO of Oracle, asks the above question (using the R-rated word instead of my PG substitution) in this audio sound bite as his way of saying the term is meaningless and ill-defined. His rant becomes even more strident in this video, although in both he does label those that...
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