Wednesday, November 2, 2011
A TESTHEAD ST&QA Double Play :)
First, this issue is dedicated to the release of our book "How to Reduce The Cost of Software Testing" (available from both the Publisher, Taylor & Francis and from Amazon) and there are a number of stories that are focused on the topic. Many of them are all new material that was written after the book had wrapped. The cover story, coolly enough, is an excerpt of my chapter (Trading Money for Time: When Saving Money Doesn't (and When It Does).
Second, and really humbling is a piece called "What is the Cost of Testing?" in which Rich Hand interviews, well... me! We had a great conversation a while back, and only about 50% of it appears in the article. Rather than structuring it like an interview, it's a narrative with many of my thoughts interjected. Maybe this is a better approach; Rich was able to edit out areas where I probably rambled a bit (LOL!). Still, I think it's an accurate and representative piece, and I'm happy to have had a chance to be a part of it.
So for those interested in getting a copy ST&QA, go to the SoftwareTestPro.com site and download it, or you can read both the Cover Story or my Interview right there on the site. If you do, please leave a comment or two, I'd love to know what you think :).