“Not all who wander are lost.”
—J. R. R. Tolkien
A testing technique is nothing until it leaves home and makes a name for itself in the real world. It is one thing to talk of adventure and travel, and quite another to live it. This chapter was written by the first testers to apply the tourism metaphor purposefully on real projects and under real ship pressure.
The in-the-small and especially in-the-large techniques were born within the Developer Division of Microsoft and saw their first use within our teams in Redmond, Washington, and our India Development Center at the hands of David Gorena Elizondo and Anutthara Bharadwaj, respectively. They saw their first public ...