Friday, March 30, 2007

Five Questions with Jon Bach, by the Braidy Tester

I met Jon about 3 years ago. It was a funny story, actually. I was at STAREast talking with a bunch of folks at the bar after the last presentation of the day. Some guy came over and introduced himself to the person sitting next to me.

I heard his name and I stopped, mid-word, stood up excitedly, started shaking his hand and talking a mile-a- minute...

(Scott) "OhMyGod! Jon Bach! I'mSoExcitedToMeetYou! IReadYourBookAnd... I'm sorry, my name is Scott Barber, I've done some work with your brother..."
(Jon) "Wait! JamesToldMeAboutYou! You'reThePerformanceGuy! IRunATestingLabInSeattleAnd... How about we sit at the bar, I'll buy you a beer."

Jon has been one of my best friends ever since. Oh yeah, he's also one of the best testers and teachers of testers I've ever met. If you don't know Jon -- or even if you do -- Michael Hunter posted Five Questions With Jon Bach today. Take a look, it's a good read. 
Scott Barber
Chief Technologist, PerfTestPlus, Inc.

Co-Author, Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications
Author, Web Load Testing for Dummies
Contributing Author, Beautiful Testing, and How To Reduce the Cost of Testing

"If you can see it in your mind...
     you will find it in your life."

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