Creating a Better Testing Future: The World Is Changing and We Must Change With It (STARWEST 2013)
The IEEE 829 Test Documentation standard is thirty years old this year. Boris Beizer’s first book on software testing also turned thirty. Testing Computer Software, the best selling book on software testing, is twenty-five. During the last three decades, hardware platforms have evolved from mainframes to minis to desktops to laptops to tablets to smartphones. Development paradigms have shifted from waterfall to agile. Consumers expect more functionality, demand higher quality, and are less loyal to brands. The world has changed dramatically and testing must change to match it. Testing processes that helped us succeed in the past may prevent our success in the future. Lee Copeland shares his insights into the future of testing, sharing his Do’s and Don’ts in the areas of technology, organization, test processes, test plans, and automation. Join Lee for a thought provoking look at creating a better testing future.