E-mails from an old bug to a young one
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E-mails from an old bug to a young one

About the Book

What if bugs could write e-mails? What if they would like to share their insights with younger shrews, as they grew old? This book allows you to take a different look at the development processes, learn from the developers' adversaries... the bugs!

The contents of the e-mails that I share with you come from a data breach on BUGF.org, the site of Bugs United Globally Foundation, where the defects hosted their e-mail server.

I believe the emails are worth sharing with the wider software development and testing community, as they give valuable insights into the way defects think about us and how they hide away from us. So far, I managed to decode the first few emails. The process of doing so is time-consuming, as bugs used strong and creative encryption methods. Nothing too complex for an experienced tester interested in security, though.

This book will be updated on a regular basis, while I proceed with decrypting the rest of the leaked data. So far, I decrypted around 15% of data. The latest version of the book will always be available on Leanpub. I will also post updates on my blog https://blog.bugf.org/ and through e-mail newsletter You can join the newsletter here: https://bit.ly/bugf-newsletter.

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About the Author

Bruno Mańczak
Bruno Mańczak

I'm a psychologist and cognitive scientist by education, tester by occupation, dad and husband by love. I'm born and raised in Poznań, Poland, where I joined the software development industry in 2013. Since then, I have worked in various roles: test manager, test consultant, testing teacher, test automation engineer, manual tester. I like breaking software, but improving things is my passion: human interactions, processes, software. Polish, English, TypeScript, Java and Python are the languages I use most often at work.

Reader Testimonials

Maciej Dybek
Maciej Dybek

Technical Lead

What I personally like about the book is that one could think it's just a funny book about bugs. But it's actually pure knowledge written in an entertaining way.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Condolences
    • E-mail 1
    • E-mail 2
    • E-mail 3
  • Value
    • E-mail 4
    • E-mail 5
    • E-mail 6
    • E-mail 7
  • Tester
    • E-mail 8
    • E-mail 9
    • E-mail 10
    • E-mail 11
    • E-mail 12
  • Automation
    • E-mail 13
    • E-mail 14
    • E-mail 15
    • E-mail 16
  • Software Paper Cuts
    • E-mail 17
    • E-mail 18
  • DevOps
    • E-mail 19
    • E-mail 20
    • E-mail 21
  • Afterword
  • Notes

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