Quality Engineering —2 min read
What's the ideal ratio of devs to QAs?

Of course, as a consultant, I can confidently tell you: It depends!

Quality Engineering —2 min read
I just threw away a bunch of tests

I had failed to complete the "refactor" part of "red/green/refactor" several weeks ago, leaving me with some redundant tests that came back to bite me.

Quality Engineering —71 min listen
Adventures in DevOps 112: Building Code More Responsibly: A Mental Model Shift

A philosophical conversation around building code more responsibly and how ethics and accountability is to be integrated into the DevOps industry.

Quality Engineering —3 min read
How to travel light

Software delivery is a lot like traveling. Less luggage makes for a better experience.

Quality Engineering —3 min read
How expensive is a bug?

The "observation" that fixing a bug in production costs 1000x more than fixing it during design assumes a waterfall approach.

Quality Engineering —2 min read
What is a bug?

Is any failure to meet user expectations a bug?

Quality Engineering —2 min read
Do you enjoy finding bugs?

Rather than seeing code review, or QA, as a gatekeeping process, let's frame it as an opportunity to elevate the output of the entire team.

Quality Engineering —2 min read
Levels of testing

Who is responsible for unit, integration, and acceptance testing? Developers.

Quality Engineering —2 min read
When is 95% test coverage worse than 5%

Test coverage for its own sake is dangerous. It leads to foolish technical choices.

Quality Engineering —2 min read
20% of the code is executed 80% of the time

If code offers business value, it's worth ensuring correctness with tests. If it's not worth doing correctly, just delete it.

Quality Engineering —3 min read
What to do with broken tests

What should you do with broken tests on an old project? Delete them. Probably.