Data Driven Quality

Several of the older posts come from when I was writing on testing, SOA, and Testing in Production (TiP). I am currently writing on Data Driven Quality (DDQ).

The future of quality is easy with EaaSy and MVQ

Introduction to EaaSy and MVQ Last fall (2013), I published two papers internally to Microsoft. I...

Author: R.K.Johnston Date: 05/19/2014

Penultimate Day of School 2011

If it’s June it must be time for my annual “I love the Penultimate Day of School”...

Author: R.K.Johnston Date: 06/14/2011

Happy Antepenultimate Month of School

“I love the word Penultimate,” and I love our family’s made up Internet holiday “The Penultimate Day...

Author: R.K.Johnston Date: 04/30/2010

Leaving Office, Joining Bing, and Planting Asparagus

Sometimes it’s good to get outside, get your hands in the dirt, and plant things, especially if you...

Author: R.K.Johnston Date: 03/27/2010

Telemetry Myopia: The Toyota “Fail Safe” system Debacle and Google cavalier attitude toward Privacy

For the past few weeks members of my team and I have been meeting with key individuals in Bing,...

Author: R.K.Johnston Date: 03/07/2010

Testing in Production – It’s a living ecosystem, not a patient on a gurney

James A. Whittaker’s (JW) recent blog post “Testing in the Data Center (Manufacturing No More),” is...

Author: R.K.Johnston Date: 02/10/2010

Confidence is High and Feeling Feisty

This is a bit of personal musing. Feel free to skip. Originally I was going to tweet this but then I...

Author: R.K.Johnston Date: 01/13/2010

Stupid Service Oriented Architecture (SSOA) #1 – The 50/50 upgrade

In the web services world I’ve heard a lot of really stupid things said by a lot of really smart...

Author: R.K.Johnston Date: 12/26/2009

Bing Outage exposes Testing in Production (TiP) Hazards

I have been a big proponent of shipping services into production more frequently and conducting more...

Author: R.K.Johnston Date: 12/04/2009

TIP-ING SERVICES TESTING BLOG #1: THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

For some time now I’ve been promising to lay out all my thinking on Testing in Production (TiP). I...

Author: R.K.Johnston Date: 11/24/2009

The Demise of the Test Lab – An Ode to when Testers worked in test labs

Since I have been in software it has been readily accepted that in order to test software one needs...

Author: R.K.Johnston Date: 11/18/2009

MINNEAPOLIS AND BACK TO TALK CLOUD TESTING

Who in their right mind agrees to fly all morning from Seattle to Minneapolis, drive to a local...

Author: R.K.Johnston Date: 11/12/2009

HWTSaM vPodcast – Chapter 3 Engineering Life Cycles

All three authors of "How We Test Software at Microsoft", Bj Rollison, Alan Page, and Ken...

Author: R.K.Johnston Date: 07/30/2009

Microsoft Cargo Container Data Center comes Online

Recently I ran into a friend who was reading chapter 14 of How We Test Software at Microsoft. He...

Author: R.K.Johnston Date: 07/02/2009

AN UNEXPECTED PLUG FOR “HOW WE TEST SOFTWARE AT MICROSOFT”

This BLOG post is a thank you to all the individuals who have read “How We Test Software at...

Author: R.K.Johnston Date: 06/19/2009

NOTHING TO DO WITH S+S – I LOVE THE WORD PENULTIMATE

Alert: this post has nothing to do with S+S or operations or testing but it’s a small slice of life...

Author: R.K.Johnston Date: 06/10/2009

When I Train I Always Learn Something New

Today I hosted four hours of interactive learning on S+S testing with table topics such as "Testing...

Author: R.K.Johnston Date: 06/08/2009

Ship your service into production and then start testing!

Think about Services shifting the Testing into Production The topic of Testing in Production (TiP)...

Author: R.K.Johnston Date: 06/03/2009

1+1 Redundancy Just Isn't Good Enough

1+1 redundancy for production services is a flawed design approach. +1 redundancy is like the kind...

Author: R.K.Johnston Date: 04/22/2009