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Egoless Testing

Posted: August 28, 2014 in Random Ramblings

I recently popped my head into the public speaking space to give a lightning talk at the local (i.e. Brisbane) Tester Meetup.  It’s a rare occurrence, but it was generally well-received, so I thought I would etch my words of wisdom onto virtual paper (for posterity).

About three years ago, I read one of Gerry Weinberg’s more well-known books: The Psychology of Computer Programming.  Tangent alert: do yourself a favour and take a look at it.  While aimed at programmers, a surprising amount of it is still relevant for testers.  For a book written over 40 years ago, it was a very prescient and still insightful look at how software development teams work.