Flashback: A Year Ago This Week on Tyner Blain [2006-08-18]


A look back at the best from a year ago.

John Henry, Manual Tester

John Henry

There’s a piece of North American folklore about John Henry, who was a manual laborer during the expansion of the railroads in our country. His job was being replaced by steam-driven heavy equipment, as the railroad industry applied technology to become more efficient. The same dynamics are happening today with manual testers. We need to make sure that manual testers avoid John Henry’s fate – read on to see why.

Version Numbering Makes Release Planning Harder

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David, at 37signals, writes an interesting post about changing the way their company is managing the naming of new versions of their Backpack information manager product.

David starts with the premise that there is too much feature-creep when scheduling deliveries of software updates.

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