Malthus on Testing – A New Paradigm

Last week we completed our discussion of how the proposed solutions to the Malthusian Catastrophe are only postponing the inevitable. Unlike development which can always go forward and create new code, testing always has a regression component for any code that integrates with existing applications. This adds  to the testing effort but doesn’t necessarily add value.… Continue reading Malthus on Testing – A New Paradigm

Malthus on Testing – Rapid Testing

Malthus on testing is not something that you hear often. Thomas Malthus was an English cleric and scholar, who said “The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man”. Last week we discussed how Automated Testing has met or is going to meet its Malthusian Catastrophe… Continue reading Malthus on Testing – Rapid Testing

Malthus on Testing – Automated

Malthus on testing is not something that you hear often. Thomas Malthus was an English cleric and scholar, who said “The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man”. Last week we discussed how Manual Testing met its Malthusian Catastrophe a long time ago. One of… Continue reading Malthus on Testing – Automated

Malthus on Testing – Manual

Malthus on testing is not something that you hear often. Thomas Malthus was an English cleric and scholar, who said “The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man”. How does this relate to software testing and in particular, for this week, manual testing? Well if… Continue reading Malthus on Testing – Manual

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 4

Starting Quality Assurance can be difficult when there are existing projects already on the go, new projects starting up and operations running at full speed. There never seems to be a good time to say “We are going to launch into Quality Assurance activities and start improving our processes”.  There will always be a more important… Continue reading Starting Quality Assurance – Part 4