Five years ago, I was sitting in a conference front row feeling puzzled. I was listening to Woody Zuill on Mob Programming and the idea he presented felt too extreme to be good:

Whole team working on the same thing using one computer.

I had to try it and it…


Recently, I’ve been asked to visualize our software process. Whenever I see visualizations of what we’re supposingly doing or supposed to do, they make me cringe. Yet, I find myself not able to do any better. …


It has been 35 years since Cem Kaner coined the term to describe a style of skilled multidisciplinary testing common in Silicon Valley. I’ve walked the path of exploratory testing for 25 years and it has been a foundational practice in becoming the testing professional I am today. …


There’s no better way of learning programming or testing than working together with people, building on one another’s insights. Well, it does not always feel like the best way if the power dynamics are off and the skills and understanding of how to work well in a pair are not…


You must have heard about pair programming and it’s testing sibling, pair testing. What you might not have realized that there are two significantly different styles of pairing. We call one traditional and the other strong-style. …


There is a lot of talk around testing — who will do it, when it needs to happen, boxes it needs to fit in — yet not enough on the actual testing. This is the first article in the series of looking at software to test, and figuring out how…


It has been 34 years since Cem Kaner coined the term to describe a style of skilled multidisciplinary testing common in Silicon Valley. …


It has been 34 years since Cem Kaner coined the term to describe a style of skilled multidisciplinary testing common in Silicon Valley. I’ve walked the path of exploratory testing for 25 years and it has been a foundational practice in becoming the testing professional I am today. …

Maaret Pyhäjärvi

I'm here to figure out what contents people would like on my book on LeanPub: http://leanpub.com/exploratorytesting

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