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One Year Writing for

I generally do not post links to pay-wall or registration-wall sites, but today I am sincerely happy and proud to publish a link to

For each of the last twelve months, I have written at least two 1000-word articles for SSQ. In the last year, SSQ has published nearly forty individual pieces of mine, a book-size body of work.

I am sure some of those articles are better than others, but I wrote every one to the best of my ability with all sincerity, and I truly believe that every one of those articles contains at least one interesting idea intended to help people working in software testing and software development.

I would particularly like to thank my editors at SSQ, at first Jan Stafford, later Yvette Francino. The SSQ editorial staff is professional and efficient. Both Jan and Yvette have given me an enormous amount of freedom and encouragement over the last year, and it has been a real pleasure working with them both. I especially appreciate their tolerance on the few occasions when I pushed that freedom to the limit.

I would also like to thank the Writing About Testing mail list. A great number of people on that list have been immensely helpful, freely giving comments and constructive criticism, providing new ideas, and just being generally smart and encouraging human beings. In the very near future we will be announcing the CFP for the second Writing About Testing conference in the spring, which should bring even more new ideas and new voices into the public discussion of software development and testing.

Finally, I want to thank Matt Heusser specifically. Matt introduced me to SSQ a year ago. I would never have had this opportunity if it were not for his generosity.