I was curious to know which testers who blog, speak, write are philosophical. This may not be formal philosophy. Here is my initial list:
- James Bach - I think he first introduced philosophy into thinking about testing. He refers to many formal concepts.
- Michael Bolton - I see him more interested in social sciences. However, his writing and speaking is definitely philosophical.
- Cem Kaner - Cem doesn’t seem to get deep into philosophy or sociology. However, from his book and speaking - his answers reflect a deep philosophy of testing.
- G. Weinberg - again doesn’t get into ideology. However, his anecdotal style of writing shows a deep experience in working with testers and developers and understanding people.
- Pradeep S - likes story telling and has an Asian/Indian flavor
- Jeff Nyman - gets really into technical concepts
Here are a few more:
Huib Schoots, Jon Bach, Maaret P., Keith Klain
You can contrast this with others who don’t really get into ‘why testing’, ‘what is testing’ (let’s not name them - it’s not important).