Sunday, 18 May 2008

Evil Tester and The Agile Team

What happens when Evil Tester and Panicky Tester see the new Agile team in action? Will they flee? Will they join in? Find out in our exciting "Evil Tester" comic book adventure.  

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Slogans! Slogans! Seriously, we don't need no stinkin' slogans.

I always thought the slogans would prove the most controversial part of - more controversial than the cartoons, and more controversial than the name Eeeevil Tester. (You do have to say it like that, otherwise you take it far too seriously).

So after sending these slogans through to you with no explanation, I now present some reasons as to why the slogans exist.

And note...I regard this set of reasons as the 'serious' set. 

Saturday, 10 May 2008

What's all this Evil stuff? Video Version

Just in case anyone thought that was getting too serious I thought I better provide a little background to the "Why Evil?" question.

The first answer seemed flippant, but all too appropriate... "Because Evil leads to comedy gold."

Allow me to explain.

Sunday, 4 May 2008

A Short History of my ISEB Software Testing Certification involvement

Back in 2001? 2002? Back whenever I noticed the ISEB certification starting, I thought "Hmm... how strange, I wonder why they would want to do this".

I read an early draft of the syllabus online and thought "Well this seems fairly simple, but misses out a lot of stuff that I do in the real world, but what harm could it cause?"

After the unleashing of the foundation certification, and training and examining began in earnest, I remember reading a trade press advert that offered a "High paid career in testing after one week of training and gaining the ISEB certification" (or words to that effect). I still had enough idealism to feel personally affronted and feeling that 'what I did' had some how become demeaned.

In that moment I vowed to 'Save the world!', or at least the small part of it relating to Software Testing Certification.

Ultimately I failed. I relate my story here.

I Care

I Care

I'm Sure it seems as though I'm Evil.

But it's only because I care.