Testing on the Edge

I am a tester on the edge. For several years, I’ve noticed tensions within myself while I test software: I tend to teeter on the edge between sets of two things – tactics, concepts, mindsets, emotions. When I’m aware that […]

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Insights from The Black Swan, Part 3 – The Ludic Fallacy

Long ago, while reading The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, I began a series of blog posts (here and here) in which I promised to continue “reflecting here as I encounter insights that excite me as a tester.” Did you think that […]

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Insights from The Black Swan, Part 2

I am in the process of reading Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s The Black Swan and reflecting here as I encounter insights that excite me as a tester. If this news comes as a shock to you, please read this immediately. Now, this: “…that […]

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Insights from The Black Swan, Part 1

I am reading a book. (I’ll wait for your applause.) (Thank you.) I am reading Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s The Black Swan right now. I’m less than a hundred pages in, but I’m already convinced all human beings should read it. […]

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