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Chris McMahon on experience reports, writing and one year at SSQ

By Yvette Francino 28 Oct 2010

If you're a regular reader of SearchSoftwareQuality.com or of software quality publications in general, you are bound to be familiar with the writing of Chris McMahon. He is one of our most ... Read More

Wikis for Agile ALM collaboration

By Chris McMahon 14 Dec 2011

In this tip, SSQ contributor Chris McMahon describes step by step how tags can be used in wikis to manage Agile user stories from conception through deployment. Read More

Automation testing: Seven tips for functional test design

By Chris McMahon 27 Dec 2011

In this tip, Chris McMahon describes seven tips for testing leaders that will ensure you are designing your automation tests correctly so that they will be maintainable and catch the bugs before the code hits ... Read More

Agile software development: Issue tracking solutions that allow for transparency

By Chris McMahon 16 Nov 2011

What are the best tools to track issues? In this tip, SSQ contributor Chris McMahon explains the importance of understanding workflow and offers up three issue tracking solutions, particularly for large or ... Read More

Agile e-book: How Agile development practices withstand the test of time

By Chris McMahon 04 Nov 2011

It’s been 10 years since the Agile Manifesto was first crafted, but the principles remain the same. In the tips in this Agile e-book, Agile expert Chris McMahon talks about early experiences with Agile development ... Read More

Pair development: Pairing programmers and testers with Dawn Cannan

By Chris McMahon 17 May 2011

We often hear of pair programming or pair testing. In this interview, SSQ contributor Chris McMahon talks to Agile Development Practices presenter Dawn Cannan about "pair development," which pairs a programmer and ... Read More

Software iteration deployment: The importance of retrospectives, feedback and celebration

By Chris McMahon 20 Dec 2010

The end of a software iteration marks a time when there should be retrospectives, feedback from customers and celebration. SSQ Contributor Chris McMahon describes his end-of-iteration experiences in Agile ... Read More

Exploratory vs. planned testing: Which yields better results?

By Chris McMahon 22 Sep 2010

Software test expert Chris McMahon tests in an exploratory manner side-by-side a colleague who tests with a methodical, planned manner, comparing the rate of defects found over time. The results may surprise you. Read More

STAREAST: Testing with FitNesse and Selenium -- Q&A with Dawn Cannan

By Chris McMahon 18 Apr 2011

Dawn Cannan, a presenter at the STAREAST conference, speaks with SSQ contributor Chris McMahon about her presentation titled, "Creating Executable Specifications and Tests with FitNesse and Selenium." Cannan gives ... Read More