Archive for May, 2012

So the Black Box Software Testing (Foundations) course has finished, and with it 3 weeks of intense software testing-based education.  And when I say intense, I mean intense, as in “ordering Lemon & Herb Nando’s chicken and finding they gave you the Hot instead only as you deeply bite into the soft, tender chicken” intense.  OK, maybe not the best analogy…

For any tester out there who has not been initiated into the arcane secrets of the course – DO IT!  BBST (Foundations) redefined how I look at testing, how I do testing, and how I talk about testing.  The discussions around heuristics and how to apply them were especially interesting, but there wasn’t a day over the three weeks that I didn’t learn something new or gain a fresh perspective on an old view.  Hey, that rhymes, hmmm, let’s see…

Ev-er-y day I learned something new

Or gained fresh perspective on a ti-red view

I chattered away til my face was blue

But not a moment of test talk did I ever rue

Not bad for a minute’s work.  Errr, well… hmmm, I don’t think AST will be plastering this on their site  or contacting me to lead a new marketing drive any time this century.  Moving on…
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