For those of you not in the software testing circles this might not mean much to you.
James Whittaker is one of the pre-eminent folks in the field of software testing.
It was sad a couple years ago when he suddenly left Microsoft for Google. And interestingly enough he is back at Microsoft.
Most test folks are outspoken and critical. Maybe that is what makes a good tester(?) We call it as it is, trying to be accurate and factual.
There was one classic blog article that James wrote that I always loved and still see the symptoms of all over the world of software: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/james_whittaker/archive/2008/08/11/if-microsoft-is-so-good-at-testing-why-does-your-software-suck.aspx
The title speaks for itself.
If you are interested, James has a new blog and he opens right up with a post critical of Google: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jw_on_tech/archive/2012/03/13/why-i-left-google.aspx
If you didn’t notice his blog names; back in the day is was JW_On_Test and today it is JW_On_Tech.