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How We Test Software at Microsoft® by Alan Page, Ken Johnston, and Bj Rollison

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Chapter 14. Testing Software Plus Services

Ken Johnston

Father’s Day 2007, for a gift I was presented with the hardback edition of The Dangerous Book for Boys.[1] I let my son hold the book and he ran his fingers over the muted red fabric that covered the book. He began to trace the big gold letters of the word dangerous and I saw his eyes open wide and a big grin envelop his face. The book seemed to be calling out, “Read me and the secrets will be revealed.”

The first chapter on essential gear for handling and getting into danger was critically important for us as we assembled our ultimate adventurers’ backpacks. The chapters on knots, fossils, and dinosaurs were all big hits. The chapter I wasn’t too sure about was the one on tripwires, but my ...

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