by Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin We (Lisa and Janet) realized some time ago that our first two books Agile Testing and More Agile Testing were intimidating to many readers (although the people who did get through them, found them useful). Some of the comments were: “They are just too big – I can’t get […]
We’re often asked whether our books are suitable for people who don’t yet know anything about testing. Another question we sometimes get is along the lines of “Why don’t your books contain in-depth explanations of systems thinking, coverage, oracles, model-based testing, performance testing, <fill in your favorite testing technique here>?” Agile Testing and More Agile […]
A student in one of Janet’s classes asked her for a definition of agile testing. He wanted a nice clean definition, which he didn’t get from our 3-day class. Janet went through both of the books we authored, Agile Testing and More Agile Testing, and found that we do not have a succinct definition in […]
We are delighted that a Chinese translation of More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team is now available. Many thanks to Xu Yi, an agile coach and consultant, along with Tsinghua University Press, for translating More Agile Testing to Chinese. We wrote our books to help agile teams and testers around the world succeed […]
What We Learned Writing Agile Testing together showed us the value of pairing on a book. Thanks to our complementary skills, we stuck to a schedule, and honed our writing so that even we couldn’t tell who had written the first draft of a chapter. We liked the conversational tone of our writing. We knew […]
Reviews and Edits – The First Round We are so grateful for our volunteer reviewers. A handful of them read each chapter at least once, and a happy few reviewed all of our chapters through three revisions. We experimented with ways to get feedback.
We’ve had so many questions over the past few months about how long our book took to write, what is different from the first book, how did we come up with the title, etc., that we decided to make our first blog post on this site about that. However, we had so much fun going […]