Author Archives: Joris Meerts

DEWT7: driven to find new perspectives

From Friday 27 January till Sunday 29 January 2017 the seventh annual peer conference of the Dutch Exploratory Workshop on Testing was held at Hotel Bergse Bossen in Driebergen, the Netherlands. The conference started with dinner, drinks and games in the bar … Continue reading

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Cooking up a lesson learned

The seventh edition of the annual peer conference of the Dutch Exploratory Workshop on Testing will be about lessons learned. The theme reminds oneself immediately of the book Lessons Learned in Software Testing. This book provides the reader with over … Continue reading

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An Experience Report Guideline

As a result of DEWT6 and other musings, Ruud Cox and I thought it was time to be more specific about what it means to do an experience report. The Dutch Exploratory Workshop on Testing (DEWT) believes the experience report is an … Continue reading

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DEWT6: The Medium is the Message

From Friday 22 January till Sunday 24 January 2016 the sixth annual peer conference of the Dutch Exploratory Workshop on Testing was held at Hotel Bergse Bossen in Driebergen, the Netherlands. The theme was ‘Communicating testing during software development’. In this article we … Continue reading

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DEWT6 announced: Communicating testing during software development

From Friday 22 January till Sunday 24 January 2016 the sixth annual peer conference of the Dutch Exploratory Workshop on Testing will take place at Hotel Bergse Bossen in Driebergen, the Netherlands. The conference is organized by Joris Meerts as … Continue reading

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Why I am context-driven – Joris Meerts

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. T.S Eliot – Little Gidding Any theory that can account for all … Continue reading

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DEWT Experiences from the TestNet Autumn Event

This article is a translation of two-part series of articles that was published in the TestNet News. The original articles can be found here and here. On behalf of DEWT, the author is Philip Hoeben. On October 31, 2013 the … Continue reading

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Steps toward Becoming Context-driven in the Netherlands

In November 2013 I attended the official launch of the test approach Situational Testing (Dutch: ‘Situationeel testen’) by the Dutch test consultancy SYSQA. I was interested in the approach because it claims to be inspired by the work of a … Continue reading

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Reading Skills for Software Testers

From 19 till 21 April 2013, the third peer conference of the Dutch Exploratory Workshop on Testing was held in Driebergen, The Netherlands. In a talk I did during that conference, I made a slightly emotional appeal to start looking … Continue reading

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The Real Future of Software Testing

It is a common notion that we can learn about the future by looking at the past. At the very least, by looking at the paths that were travelled to get us to the here and now, we have an … Continue reading

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