Brian Marick graduated in 1981 with one degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and another one in English Literature. In his early career, he continued to be confused about his identity. Sometimes he was a programmer. Sometimes he was a tester. He became better at each because he understood the other. Brian is the author of The Craft of Software Testing, which promotes test design techniques, how testers support the team, and unscripted exploratory manual testing. He was an author of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and was the second chair of the Agile Alliance board of directors. Because the Agile methods encourage cross-disciplinary work, he's once again without a fixed identity. When consulting, he sticks his nose into everything.
""A fantastic type-along-with-me introduction to a powerful
scripting language that starts in the shallows and then moves into
the depths turning the reader into an accomplished Ruby scripter,
almost without them noticing it!""--Erik Petersen, Emprove
""Finally a hands-on book that is filled with gems of wisdom for the testing community.""--Gunjan Doshi, VP of Product Development and Process Excellence, Community Connect, Inc
""What a wondrous collection of recipes, guidelines, warnings, comprehensive examples, metaphors, exercises, and questions! It's a terrific value to software testing practitioners who want to get the most from their test automation effort.""--Grigori Melnik, Lecturer, University of Calgary