CAST 2008 – Call for Papers

This year’s Conference for the Association for Software Testing will be held in Toronto, Ontario, July 14-16, 2008. Jerry Weinberg is our first announced keynote speaker, with others to come. The theme of the conference is “Beyond the Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Software Testing”. CAST is a different kind of conference. It is, to a great degree, a scaled-up version of the LAWST-style workshops initiated by Cem Kaner and Brian … Read more

What Counts? Redux

In my December 2007 Test Connections column in Better Software, I discussed the problem of counting bugs, test cases, and other things that are mind-stuff, rather than physically constructed objects. I gave a number of examples, but I now have another compelling one. I got the same Christmas gift—Steven Pinker’s The Stuff of Thought—from both my mother and my brother-in-law. (I guess they have me figured out.) In Chapter One, … Read more