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Category: Testing Practice

  • Testing the discipline that lives in Flatland

    Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a novella set in world whose citizens are only aware of two dimensions; the third one is a secret. After many years of observing the way that organisations approach software testing I have an ever strengthening belief that testing is hindered by a failure to recognise dimensions along which layered approaches should be used. Testing is a discipline where anonymous uniform interchangeable tests exist and managers think in two dimensions these being effort and schedule. These Flatland style limitations leads to testing that is both ineffective and inefficient,