2009 PNSQC Call for Paper Abstracts

I received an email from the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC) alerting me that a call for paper abstracts is currently active. This year’s conference (the 27th annual) will be held October 26-28, 2009 in Portland, OR. Presenting at a conference is an excellent way to sharpen your ideas and subject them to a rigorous examination by your peers. I have presented twice a PNSQC and found it to be a professional stretching activity. I am thinking about submitting an abstract.

Detailed information on the call can be found here. Abstracts must be submitted by May 1, 2009.


Hanselminutes – Test Driven Development is Design – The Last Word on TDD

In show 146 of Hanselminutes, Scott interviews agile coach Scott Bellware.

It is an interesting conversation about whether test driven development is a misnomer, the misuse of the word testability, test smells, etc. A valuable conversation for testers to consider when discussing ways to improve the quality of a product. (Especially if someone asserts that additional testing is not required since "we use test driven development".)