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An evening on Software Testing - with Lisa Crispin

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An evening on Software Testing - with Lisa Crispin

Time: March 19, 2013 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Red Gate Software
Street: Cambridge Business Park
City/Town: Cambridge, UK
Website or Map:…
Phone: 01223 900107
Event Type: talk, networking, fun, testing, software, development
Organized By: Jacqui Davidson, Software Acumen
Latest Activity: Dec 24, 2016

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Event Description

Come join us for an evening of talks on software testing. Draft agenda as follows:


18:00 - 18:30 Registration / Buffet / Drinks

18:30 - 18:40 Welcome from Mark Dalgarno, Software East

18:40 - 19:00 Chris George, Red Gate Software - Blurring the lines

Developers & Testers ...  two clearly defined roles since the mid-late 80's, with clear and separate responsibilities; but should this be the case?

In an industry where high quality, frequent releases are becoming more and more desirable, the need for solid and efficient test automation, from unit tests through to UI tests, has increased.

Typically the testers are responsible for ensuring that the test automation is in place, often under the banner of being the 'QA' team. But in the 'Agile' world, the whole team should take responsibility for the quality of the software, so surely this should include the test automation?

Should testers be spending time writing lots of code when the coding experts, developers, could do it in half the time, and mostly likely better? Time that could be better spent using their testing expertise to better use? Conversely, could the technical skills of testers be put to use in fixing bugs in the product?

I will share some of the experiences and insights into 'blurring the lines' between the developer and tester roles on my project team; the successes and failures.

Chris is Head of Test Engineering at Red Gate Software, working on tools for SQL Developers. He has been a tester/test manager with several companies since 1996 and specialises in test automation, specifically UI automation.

19:00 - 19:20 Speaker 2 - to be announced

19:20 - 19:50 Break

19:50 - 20:20 Lisa Crispin

20:20 Closing remarks - Mark Dalgarno, Software East

20:20 - 21:00 Networking

Please sign-up here to guarantee your place.

Thanks to Red Gate Software and the Agile Cambridge conference for sponsoring this event.

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