Brian Marick

Brian "Podcast Persona" Marick : This homepage [see ] was written in the earlier days of Wiki. Most of the mentioned sites no longer exist, but I’ve preserved . post

Long-time #software person (#programming and #testing). Involved in #Agile from relatively early on. One of those grumpy old-timers who think it's lost its way. I retired during Covid. I am now focused on, "a #podcast about people who have applied ideas from *outside* software *to* software." I/we talk about podcast topics at This me is for other tech tweets, boosts of the amusing or interesting, and some leftish #uspol.


I used to write for Mark Swanson and The Wild Hunt. I took the first course in Smalltalk that Ralph Johnson taught at the University of Illinois. I'm a testing consultant and have also returned to take another whack at a PhD under Ralph. Thanks to Ron Jeffries, I find myself sometimes arguing that developers are doing too much Unit Testing. This is a big switch.

My home page is at (archive). PhD stuff at Visible Workings archive .

May I say, Marick's Corner is one of my favorite test resources on the web.

Allan was probably referring to my lists of tools, consultants, and courses. I've handed those off to Danny Faught. They can still be found at .

---- I have a third web site at . It's a place where people can show explicit examples of testing techniques and the like. Programmers learn to program (and design) by looking at code, especially big systems. Testers are supposed to learn by hearing generalities and seeing them applied to toy problems. Doesn't work. Testing Craft is an attempt to dredge out more big examples, especially ones testers can collaborate on.

I am showing this page to Paul Saletzki because Mike Hewner has been telling him about Wikis. -- Brian Marick

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