About this Blog

Welcome to iTesting, a Blog written by Colin Cherry for anyone who has a passion for Software Testing. My aim is to provide personal insights into the many and varied challenges thrown up by the world within which Software Testing exists.

I have over 25 years of experience as a software testing professional, starting as a Unit/Integration/System Tester and progressing through the ranks to become a Program Test Director, Principal Test Consultant, Test Strategist, Coach and Mentor. I have worked in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA with engagements for companies of less than 100 people to those with hundreds of thousands, on budgets of less that $50k to more than $100m. I have worked in Agile, Iterative, Waterfall and completely haphazard environments, presented at countless Conferences, Special Interest Groups and Forums while also being published regularly in Industry magazines.

I have worked with federal and state-based government agencies, tier 1 and tier 2 banks, major telcos, electricity, gas and oil suppliers, transport, logistics and supply chain organisations, IT manufacturers/distributors and several global Consulting firms. I have been very fortunate in building a large network within the Software Testing community.

As at September 2016 I have written over 100 Blog posts and I have therefore decided to begin deleting those posts that have the lowest readership, ie the least popular ones. I have decided that there will now be a maximum of 101 Blog posts on the basis that Quality should always outweigh Quantity. I hope you agree with my sentiments.

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11 thoughts on “About this Blog

  1. Hi
    I am Ma’ayan from PractiTest. Our Testing related blog QA Intelligence together with Tea Time with Testers Magazine, has launched its annual “State of Testing” Survey of 2016, which is the largest survey worldwide of Testers and QA Managers alike.

    We aim to identify the existing characteristics, practices and challenges facing the testing community in hopes to shed light and provoke a fruitful discussion towards improvement.

    We’ve got dozens of bloggers and industry leaders helping us spread the word to the worldwide QA community about the survey, and we’d be delighted to have you join the success.

    How can you help?

    Write a post on your blog or website pointing to the survey page: http://qablog.practitest.com/state-of-testing/
    Once you have created your post just reply to: maayan@practitest.com with a link to it and I’ll add you to the list of collaborators on the site as well as the final results report.

    In addition to this, I will also send you the results of the survey a couple of days before making them public giving you access to incredible data available only to collaborators.

    Of course I encourage you to share the survey on your professional social accounts and with colleagues as you see fit. (#StateofTesting on Twitter)

    Hope to hear back from you on this as soon as possible.

    Thank you.
    Ma’ayan

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  4. Well, there you go – how refreshing it is to read some actual sense around testing. It’s nice to finally realise that someone does share my views and opinions. I can only hope others sit up and take notice.

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