There's Always a Duck
There's Always a Duck
There's Always a Duck

Last updated on 2012-01-08

About the Book

This book is a collection of my favorite and most popular essays selected from my blog ( and other places I've published. Within these pages, you'll find stories about cultures, people, and teams. You'll discover how something as simple as coffee can demonstrate how "normal" is inherently context-dependent. You'll read about unfortunate failures to communicate and what ducks can teach us about translation. You'll meet people who I admire and who have inspired me. You'll read the story of the software sales guy who admitted that he wouldn't use his software either. In all, the book contains 31 essays in 179 pages spanning 15 years of writing. I've edited all the essays and added new bits to stitch the whole thing together. Even if you've been a long time reader of my blog you will find something new within these pages.

About the Author

Elisabeth Hendrickson
Elisabeth Hendrickson

Elisabeth Hendrickson (@testobsessed) is an Agile consultant, trainer and coach. Her roots in software extend back 3 decades to the day she wrote her first line of code on a TRS-80 Model III, back in 1980. Over the years, she has held positions as a Tester, Programmer, Test Automation Manager, Quality Engineering Director, and Technical Writer working for companies ranging from a 20-person startups to multi-national software vendors. She is a respected thought leader in Agile Testing, served on the board of the Agile Alliance, won the Gordon Pask Award in 2010, and is a co-organizer of the Agile Alliance Functional Testing Tools program. She is known for her Google Tech Talk on Agile Testing and Test Heuristics Cheatsheet.

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