"There's Always a Duck" Book Writeup

July 08, 2012

What’s the point?
The book is a collection of essays written the point-of-view of a test/QA engineer on agile teams about soft skills and personal interactions.

How was it?
It was alright. The book offers a different perspective from typical “software team” books I have read because of the author’s background as a tester. As I continue my study of TDD and testing, I thought this would be a new and interesting angle to consider.

There were some good stories; I particularly liked the section describing a project with a 5-digit bug backlog (as I could empathize given my current project’s ever-growing list). I also liked the concept of the “Agile Up To Here” event that was described and will have to check the author’s blog for more details.

Nothing earth-shattering, but it was a short, pleasant read.

Who should read it?
Developers looking for some insight into how testing fits into agile teams from a Test/QA engineer POV

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