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Emergent complexity from simple specs with Hive

Even the simplest specifications, when combined, can give rise to complex behavior and unexpected edge cases. This is the mechanic that both makes testers’ work challenging and board games fun. The game Hive is a great example of this (I recommend the pocket edition). It seemed like a fun exercise to look at each piece,… Read more

Reconciling twitter threads and manual testing

This weekend on twitter I saw this thread from Alan Page in response to this article about why manual testing is still important. I read both several times, and was left very confused because most of what Alan wrote (as I understood it) didn’t seem to have much relationship to the article (as I understood… Read more