Workshop: James Bach on Testing

What do software testers do? No, we don’t break things. Programmers do that. You can’t take credit for their hard work. Instead, testers break *illusions* about products that may harm our clients. Testers see through deception and confusion. We are truth-tellers. We light the way for the project.

It is not always the case that our clients want to know the truth about their products. But when they do, a tester needs to know how to find it. That’s a critical thinking process, and a modeling and design process. It’s social, as well as technical. It’s exploratory.

In this one-day interactive session, I will present a series of interactive testing-related puzzles drawn from my Rapid Software Testing class, plus a couple of special new puzzles that aren’t yet in my normal classes. These puzzles will cover many aspects of testing, from questioning requirements to designing tests to reporting bugs. The seminar will focus on the tactical software testing: the nuts and bolts. It’s testing as a martial art.

You don’t need any experience to enjoy this seminar. You just need to know something about computers and to love to think and solve problems. Whether you are an experienced tester or someone who has never before reported a bug, I guarantee you will learn something unexpected. I guarantee you will see why, for me, testing is much more fun than programming.

Please bring your testing questions, too. I love answering questions.

Info on the workshop:

  • When: 25 October, 2010
  • Where: Cluj-Napoca, Romania*
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price: 160 EUR (+VAT)**

Workshop Agenda:

  • Event starts at: 08:30am EEST
  • Coffee breaks: once per hour
  • Lunch: 12:30am – 01:00pm
  • Event ends at: 05:00pm

Payment Options:

  • / Bank Transfer
  • / Bank Card / Online payment

Additional info:

  • / Training presented in English.
  • / Courseware will be provided to all the registered participants.

*exact location will be sent to all participants
**coffee, snacks and lunch are included in the price.