Let's say you invite an Olympic marathon competitor and the Olympic Gold-Medal Winner in 100 yard dash over for a late afternoon lunch. (Did I mention - while winning the gold medal, the 100 yard dash guy set a world's record.)
Which one is better? The sprinter?
After lunch, you decide to take a little drive in rural Nevada. Along the way, your car runs out of gas on a deserted road, 15 miles from a gas station.
Which of the two is the better now?
In other words, the sprinter is clearly 'better' ...
... except when he isn't.
This is how I feel about best practices for software testing.
There are no best practices. Practices are better or worse in a given context.
Schedule and Events
March 26-29, 2012, Software Test Professionals Conference, New Orleans
July, 14-15, 2012 - Test Coach Camp, San Jose, California
July, 16-18, 2012 - Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST 2012), San Jose, California
August 2012+ - At Liberty; available. Contact me by email: Matt.Heusser@gmail.com