Thursday, November 29, 2007

Interview with Jerry Weinberg at Citerus

Read it here. As usual, Jerry Weinberg has many thought-provoking things to say. My favorite:

"Q: If you're the J.K Rowling of software development, who's Harry P then?

A: Well, first of all, I'm not a billionaire, so it's probably not correct to say I'm the J.K. Rowling of software development. But if I were, I suspect my Harry Potter would be a test manager, expected to do magic but discounted by software developers because "he's only a tester." As for Voldemort, I think he's any project manager who can't say "no" or hear what Harry is telling him."

Testers are finally redeemed :-)

Vonnegut's last interview

Via Tim Ferriss's blog, an inspiring interview with Kurt Vonnegut. BTW, if you haven't read Tim's '4-hour workweek' book, I highly recommend it. It will make you green with envy, but it will also offer you some good ideas about organizing your work and your life a bit differently.

Monday, November 12, 2007

PyCon'08 Testing Tutorial proposal

It's that time of the year, when the PyCon organizers are asking for talk, panel, and tutorial proposals. Titus and I are thinking about doing a three-peat of our Testing tutorial, but this time....with a twist. Read about it on Titus's blog; then send us your code/application that you'd like to test, or problems you have related to testing. Should be lots of fun.