Series: Recovery in software development is lacking – Maximum Recoverable Volume (MRV)

In this post I’ll take a look what we can learn from the concept of MRV in strength sports when we apply it to software development. The theory from MRV can be found in the book “The Scientific Principles of Strength Training” and this is the source I’ll use. MRV in strength training explained For […]

Mapping Biases to Testing – Hypocognition

“What is hypocognition? If you don’t know, you’ve just experienced it.” In my opinion, there is no better way to introduce the concept of hypocognition than the sentence you just read.  “Hypocognition, a term introduced to modern behavioral science by anthropologist Robert Levy, means the lack of a linguistic or cognitive representation for an object, […]

Selling Quality

After giving a talk about testing to developers, someone in the audience asked: how do you sell testing and quality to the business? How do you get them to realise those are important? Those questions stopped me right in my tracks. In a sense, you never have to sell the concept of quality to anyone. […]

Learning on the Job

I carve out time every day to learn new things while I’m at work. For me, learning can happen in many different ways: I might pair up with someone to work together, I might read a bit in a book about API testing, I might follow a tutorial on a specific tool, I might read […]