TweetBits from STPCon – Day 1

I was unable to make it to New Orleans this year for #STPCon.  Here are the more interesting Tweets that I saw from the first day of the conference.

Things started out fast and furious in the morning during the keynote, but died down as the day went on.  Regardless of the decline of activity, there were still some good posts well worth tracking.  Looking forward to seeing what Day 2 has as well.

STP Con Day #1

As seen on Twitter, the list is coming in reverse order.

Graeme Harvey ‏@graemeRharvey
@erikld @cswesepieces might be a wrap on this year. Perhaps I’ll write a blog to summarize my talk for those who missed it. #STPCon

Sarah Chavez ‏@withitall1
‘Information is useful only as long as it is understood’ #STPCon

Philip Lew ‏@philiplew
Paying by the bug not a good idea? @softwaretestpro #STPCon #mobiletesting session. pic.twitter.com/BiJpYp9SmL

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#STPCon @jonduncanhagar quoted mathematician George Box “all models are wrong, unless useful”  #ISO29119.
from New Orleans, LA

Mike Trites ‏@mike_trites
Lessons from #STPCon: Transitioning to the role of QA Manager is a lot like becoming a parent for the first time.

Brett Hinton ‏@hintbw
#STPCon after basic financial needs are met, autonomy, mastery, and purpose are better motivators than money according to Daniel Pink

LoadUI ‏@loadui
What is the API economy? “It’s a matter of perspective. We have to develop and test APIs as products.” @lindybrandon #STPCon

SoftwareTestPro ‏@SoftwareTestPro
Live Lunch Podcast from #STPCon – http://ow.ly/vOGVn  – listen to the latest while you wait for live to brodcast. pic.twitter.com/y4kj6KZ6W4

Seth Eliot ‏@setheliot
I put in a plug for collaborative processes; @justjoehere just did also.  A theme at #STPCon maybe?

Seth Eliot ‏@setheliot
#STPCon @justjoehere ATDD are blackbox tests, that define requirements, created before code. When pass then code is done

Seth Eliot ‏@setheliot
#STPCon @justjoehere shows ROI improvement for ATDD.  Better with Agile.  Even better with automation

Mike Trites ‏@mike_trites
Overheard at #STPCon: We need to dumb our metrics down to a 5th grade level for our executive management. @mikelyles @jayphilips

Kendal Peiguss ‏@kendalpeiguss
@lindybrandon Two ways to showcase @soapui at #STPCon: SUI 5.0 Overview http://video.smartbear.com/medias/xkc6ydegdt … or general demo http://video.smartbear.com/medias/y2jbswhqoz …

Seth Eliot ‏@setheliot
#STPCon Deck available for download: Create Your Roadmap to Data-Driven Quality  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/seliot/archive/2014/04/15/create-your-roadmap-to-data-driven-quality-stpcon-april-2014.aspx …

Craig Gadke ‏@CraigGadke
Definition of Done…Don’t sacrifice and make the definition fit the situation. Not done. Many could learn from this! #STPCon @windybreezy1

Seth Eliot ‏@setheliot
#STPCon @justjoehere   “Elicit and Analyze requirements as a group –> Identify success criteria / create tests” yes, dev/test/Bus collab

Craig Gadke ‏@CraigGadke
@cjbilledeaux2 – I think devs should build tests outside of unit, but never in a vacuum without the testers. #STPCon

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#STPCon @jayphilips @j: If you/your company doesn’t understand the #metrics sent to you,  how can you make it actionable?
from New Orleans, LA

Carlene Wese ‏@cswesepieces
@justjoehere #atdd #STPCon acceptance testing: how do we know it’s right before we create it? #userexperience

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#STPCon @mikelyles states “having no #metrics at all is better than no #metrics at all.   Agree? @jayphilips
from New Orleans, LA

Clinton Billedeaux ‏@cjbilledeaux2
Is it okay for me to be a developer who also creates tests, and not just unit tests but to encourage the process of designing tests? #STPCON

Brett Hinton ‏@hintbw
We need more conferences like #STPCon that are willing to bridge schools of thought in #softwaretesting and foster discussion not acrimony

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles
Effective Communication for Testers w @epsilon11 & @cswesepieces : say ‘my experience has been’ instead of ‘you’re wrong” #stpcon

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
Make the right decision for #automation based on a #business decision to apply to your #testing. #STPCON @pgrizzaffi
from New Orleans, LA

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
Relationships & dialog help to make solid choices: #testing #tools  in your #automation projects #stpcon @pgrizzaffi pic.twitter.com/Y3UyXRIQNF
from New Orleans, LA

Graeme Harvey ‏@graemeRharvey
But managers like charts and colors! #stpcon @epsilon11 @cswesepieces pic.twitter.com/nMGqcWG4up

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#STPCon @pgrizzaffi “who cares about implementing #automation in your company? Who has stake in investment?   Commitment to #quality is ALL
from New Orleans, LA

Graeme Harvey ‏@graemeRharvey
“Testers provide info. Good testers provide the right info.” – @epsilon11 & @cswesepieces #STPCon

Lorinda Brandon ‏@lindybrandon
Know why you are buying a tool so it can help achieve your goal @pgrizzaffi #stpcon pic.twitter.com/Vr1YwXWJkK

Craig Gadke ‏@CraigGadke
#STPCon – Rich tip toes on stage…

Joseph Ours ‏@justjoehere
#stpcon keynote “debate” is over.  Short break then start track sessions

Clinton Billedeaux ‏@cjbilledeaux2
As a developer, I want my software to work in the most efficient way possible.  I test because I am a craftsman. #STPCon

Seth Eliot ‏@setheliot
@graemeRharvey #STPCon Best testers practice creative destruction.

Graeme Harvey ‏@graemeRharvey
I don’t think it helps that most testers I encounter are strong voiced, opinionated and sometimes extremely cynical. #takewithsalt #stpcon

Eric Proegler ‏@ericproegler
Here is a starting point for understanding the formulation/understanding of testing schools: https://www.prismnet.com/~wazmo/papers/four_schools.pdf … #STPCon

Paul Grizzaffi ‏@pgrizzaffi
@JA_Harrison Focus of the debate boiled down to “we can’t make progress because we don’t have an appropriate discussion forum” #STPCon

Carlene Wese ‏@cswesepieces
Come check out @epsilon11 and I in 30 minutes for Effective Communication for Tester! #STPCon

Dave Mamanakis ‏@Mamanakis
@setheliot #STPCon, until “Software Test Engineer” is taught in college as a Major, we may never know about the other “schools of thought”

Seth Eliot ‏@setheliot
#STPCon, Cem just said there are 4 schools.  I did not know.  How have I got along thus far w/o knowing that?[guess this qualifies as snark]

Lorinda Brandon ‏@lindybrandon
People who are on the forefront of change borrow the best ideas from diff schools and blend them – @DrCemKaner #STPCon

Lorinda Brandon ‏@lindybrandon
the debate about “schools” has been a net negative for the testing industry – polarizing and confusing for practitioners – @RBCS #STPCon

Dave Mamanakis ‏@Mamanakis
Looking at this from a CONSUMER point of view, HOW or WHAT isn’t important, only the end results. Methodologies, Schools, Paradigms #STPCon

Vernon Richards ‏@TesterFromLeic
@setheliot I’m following along on twitter and was thinking the same thing #iSecondTheMotion #STPCon

Seth Eliot ‏@setheliot
#STPCon key1 This “debate” would have benefited form having a moderator.  I volunteer for the next one

Jedi Dad ‏@RaisingAJedi
Do people really get so upset over verbiage in testing software? I don’t care if someone demos software differently than me… #stpcon

Graeme Harvey ‏@graemeRharvey
This debate leads me to believe the testing community is the biggest reason Twitter exists. Does no one discuss elsewhere? #stpcon

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
Always a good thing to hear references to #StarTrekTNG & the Borg & assimilation. Used today with regards to #schoolsoftesting  #STPCON
from New Orleans, LA

Joseph Ours ‏@justjoehere
#stpcon Verify and Validate are closely related, even synonyms.  Checking/Testing provides clearer intent and action.  1/2

Clinton Billedeaux ‏@cjbilledeaux2
Verification = projectManager.isHappy(now) Validation = customer.isHappy(later) #STPCon

Graeme Harvey ‏@graemeRharvey
@RBCS is claiming “checking” is a snarky way to describe testing against requirements. Not sure I agree. Over simplification? #stpcon

Seth Eliot ‏@setheliot
#STPCon @rcbs: Checking versus testing just re-labelling validation and verification.  Both useful, not good to snark at one

Vicki Briese ‏@windybreezy1
#STPCon – important to note that differing opinions are okay.  Each individual is able to form their own opinion and proceed accordingly.

Eric Proegler ‏@ericproegler
History of debate in social sciences by @DrCemKaner “anytime you have power and control of a field, you need a political analysis” #STPCon

Craig Gadke ‏@CraigGadke
Labels, schools, etc. when these can be set aside and progress can be made (while not going against your values) – learning occurs #STPCon

Joseph Ours ‏@justjoehere
On continuum between stagnation and fragmentation, training and standards are stagnation. Industry practice is on fragmentation end. #stpcon

Graeme Harvey ‏@graemeRharvey
@DrCemKaner we can learn lessons and adapt, or we can impose standards.Imposing is the last resort of ppl with nothing else to offer #stpcon

Clinton Billedeaux ‏@cjbilledeaux2
I like schools for refining different strategies #STPCon

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
Notion if #contexdriventesting must consider context of the project, doesn’t #context allow for not following a particular school #STPCon
from New Orleans, LA

Eric Proegler ‏@ericproegler
Rex: Choose strategy for the context – CDT is caught up in orthodoxy: “the most prescriptive pronouncements emanate from CDTs” #stpcon

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
“Schools: ‘a group of persons who follow one thought'” @RBCS #STPCON #keynote
from New Orleans, LA

Seth Eliot ‏@setheliot
#STPCon Rex Black:   Ugly stuff in arguments on Twitter – character assassination is not professional

Philip Lew ‏@philiplew
@SoftwareTestPro #STPCon ‘schools of testing’ only serve to separate people.

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
What’s wrong with #contextdriventesting per @RBCS  at ##STPCON pic.twitter.com/mRbmT8CwMJ
from New Orleans, LA

Joseph Ours ‏@justjoehere
#stpcon Rex is saying CDTs use schools of testing to be rude.  Hypocrisy is not a valid debate point.

Lorinda Brandon ‏@lindybrandon
Listening to @DrCemKaner and @RexBlack debate schools of testing. Should be entertaining – room for more than one viewpoint? #STPCon

Raj Subramanian ‏@epsilon11
Schools of testing debate just started #stpcon

Clinton Billedeaux ‏@cjbilledeaux2
I’m at #STPCon for some perspective.

TCQAA ‏@TCQAA
Thanks @mtomlins for last week’s presentations and have fun in #STPCon. For those that missed it, materials are here: http://ow.ly/vO

Lorinda Brandon ‏@lindybrandon
Getting started here at #Stpcon with grits and eggs. pic.twitter.com/NFIH1Ow4Vv

SoftwareTestPro ‏@SoftwareTestPro
#STPCon bacon pic. pic.twitter.com/rGhinpn5Il

SoftwareTestPro ‏@SoftwareTestPro
Kicking it off today. #STPCon breakfast starts at 8 AM in Grand Ballroom C. C you there. pic.twitter.com/KAYhovgUuI

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