I was trying to make sense of a software testing pyramid thing out there, and not that it was wrong, I just didn’t really identify with it.

So I came up with my own version. I posted it on Twitter and LinkedIn and got some interesting responses, both openly and via DMs.

I’ve also encouraged discussion about it over on The Club, not just about testing pyramid, but also in general posting different models/diagrams that may be out there.

The circles and colours are random. The layers are insignificant.  The triangle shape is probably irrelevant too. For me the idea behind it is that rather than trying to focus on a model that someone else has created, we should take a look at our own testing and focus on including only the tests that matter.

Maybe I’ll expand on the idea in the future.  For now, I present it here.