Hi Bart, That's an interesting observation, I didn't realize that was the case! For testing I personally have relied on this list for the past 15 years, pluslisa_crispin2001
I think that's a great idea. But usually when I'm stumped on a testing problem, it's a domain-specific issue that very few testers in the world wouldtodd404
Hello, In the world of developers and coding, almost all major projects or programming languages have a channel on IRC (freenode) to chat with each other in6bbe6d3c2e963612faa21a49094a0ae6
We expect most members of the group to be independent testers working on an agile team. However, we're open to discussions of other types of agile testing: developer testing, customer acceptance testing, and so forth.
We would like most of the discussion to be specific:
Q: "I am in situation X. I've run into problem Y. Does anyone have any advice?"
A; "I was in a very similar situation last year. We tried Z, and it worked OK."
Generalities - "I think all agile projects should do Z" - are acceptable, but too many of those tend to drive away the practitioners.
This is not a group to discuss whether such a thing as agile testing exists, whether agile software development is a good idea, whether XP is a nefarious plot by programmers to gain license for sloppiness, and so forth. We do not require list members to be agile enthusiasts (though the owners are), but we require them to acknowledge that people are testing in projects that call themselves agile, and that our group is about helping those people do the best job they can.
The list owners will (gently at first, then forcibly) keep the signal-to-noise ratio acceptably high and the tone helpful.
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