James Marcus Bach
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James Marcus Bach is a software tester, author, trainer and consultant. He is a proponent of Exploratory testing and the Context-Driven School of software testing, and is credited with developing Session-based testing. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Software Testing.
His book "Lessons Learned in Software Testing" has been cited over 130 times according to Google Scholar, and several of his articles have been cited dozens of times including his work on heuristics for testing and on the Capability Maturity Model. He wrote numerous articles for IEEE Computer.
Since 1999, he works as independent consultant out of Eastsound, Washington. On this basis, he was one of the expert witnesses in the Microsoft antitrust case: he determined that Microsoft could indeed unbundle Internet Explorer from the Windows operating system.
He is an advisor to the Lifeboat Foundation as a computing expert. They credit him with developing the General Functionality and Stability Test Procedure for Microsoft, part of the Designed for Windows program.
- ^ a b James Marcus Bach, Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar: How Self-Education and the Pursuit of Passion Can Lead to a Lifetime of Success, Scribner, 2009.
- ^ a b Cem Kaner, James Bach, Bret Pettichord, Lessons Learned in Software Testing, Wiley, 2001.
- ^ http://www.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/about/board-of-directors/
- ^ http://scholar.google.ca/scholar?q=author:%22james+bach%22
- ^ James Bach, Heuristic risk-based testing, Software Testing and Quality Engineering Magazine 11, 1999
- ^ James Bach, The Immaturity of the CMM, American Programmer 7, 1994
- ^ James Bach, Good enough quality: beyond the buzzword, IEEE Computer 30 (8), pages 96-98, 2002
- ^ James Bach, A framework for good enough testing, IEEE Computer 31 (10), pages 124-126, 2002
- ^ http://satisfice.com
- ^ James Bach (September 13, 2009), The Self-Educated Apple Genius, Daily Beast, http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-09-13/the-self-educated-apple-genius/
- ^ http://www.pcworld.com/article/98964/did_microsoft_foes_craft_antitrust_penalties.html
- ^ Hopper, D. Ian (May 7, 2002). "Judge in Microsoft case shows interest in penalty proposal". The Seattle Times. http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20020507&slug=webmicro07.
- ^ http://news.cnet.com/2100-1001-912128.html
- ^ http://lifeboat.com/ex/bios.james.bach