Testing tools and environments may change. Application tools and environments may change. But the principles of good sound testing remain the same: timing, organization, logic, thoroughness, clear communication, and attention to detail.
Timing is everything. A friend of mine told me about David Ives’ play—actually, a group of plays—called “All in the Timing”. Each play within the group has its own wacky setup and plot. Here’s the catch: the actors don’t know which play they’re going to do each night until they get to the theater! They must be prepared to quickly put their minds and their bodies into the right gear for that evening’s characters and perform the comedy with the timing required for that particular play. Continue reading