Friday, February 28, 2014

BBST Domain Testing - An Experience Report

Testing Circus Magazine’s February 2014 "special edition" issue on the Black Box Software Testing series is out and I wrote an exclusive article on the new BBST Domain Testing class in development. I also contributed to a review / reflection on the classes I've taken through AST.


BBST Domain Testing is a new class (in the pilot stages) that I took part in after WTST in FL earlier this year taught by Cem Kaner and Becky Fiedler. The course is taught in conjunction with the newly released Domain Testing Workbook.

I thought writing an experience report of the five day crash course would get people excited for its eventual release (though at the moment there are no plans to teach it through AST) through Kaner Fiedler and Associates. So if you'd like to learn more about BBST Domain Testing or read up on next generation of BBST classes take a look at my article "BBST Domain Testing - An Experience Report" on pages 29-31. If you feel so include also check out my brief reflection on my experiences with BBST through the Association for Software Testing courses on page 25.

Also check out Cem Kaner and Becky Fiedler's article "The Prospects for BBST Course" for an overview of the changes coming to BBST on pages 13-17.

Download a copy of the February issue here

Friday, February 14, 2014

Conference Idea - A Bug Advocacy Boot Camp?

If someone asked you to speak at or submit a proposal to speak at a conference do you know what you’d say?

I'd say no thanks for now, but I do have an idea for a tutorial. (This is a not-so-well thought out brainstorm and not a proposal.)

Anyone who’s read my blog of late knows I’m a fan of the Black Box Software Testing courses and anyone who has taken a course knows there’s more material cover than the typical 4 week class can get to. It’s very good material but it’s overwhelming at times. One of the classes, Bug Advocacy, has an immediate real world impact for practitioners. If the class could be sliced up in a way that helped participants understand: