by Dirk Haun
In this session, we follow the adventures of a software developer who unexpectedly finds himself in the role of head of quality assurance. Hilarity ensues as worlds collide and our protagonist realizes he doesn?t even speak the same language as his new colleagues.
This session will be exposing some of the gruesome details of real-life software testing. Courses for testers and shiny testing tools are readily available, but how widely are they actually used, useful, or even usable? Is there a need for a "professionalism in testing" initiative?
Also, while testing is widely accepted as a necessity, it isn't always seen as an integral part of the development process yet. So we will be looking into this and related (ongoing) struggles with management and development.
14th–17th April 2010