Testing is not an isolated activity. It interacts with and influences other disciplines in software development such as design, coding, release management, and deployment. As testers, our skills and experiences add value far beyond the immediate context of verifying functionality. Threats to value other than software errors exist.
Yet our discussions are often constrained to the testing space, omitting the connections to, and dependencies on, other roles and activities. Testing is an integral discipline of software development, and often plays an active and important role in bridging gaps between technical and business-focused roles, between leaders and engineers, and between makers and users.
How does the testing piece fit into the software development puzzle? How does – and how should – testing interact with other disciplines in software development? How can we most effectively add value to the software development projects we participate in?
Please join us August 9-10 2016 as we livestream this year's conference from the Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre campus in downtown Vancouver, Canada.
The Association for Software Testing held its tenth annual conference, CAST 2015 “Moving Testing Forward,” in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 3-5 2015.
Since our first CAST we have seen dramatic changes in the nature of communications and the nature of delivery, from PC to client/server to the web and web services. Deployment is different; monitoring is different, builds and test tooling are different. We have a variety of new models and methods for our testing. CAST is where we talk about how they actually work out in practice, based on experience.At our tenth CAST, in 2015 speakers will be presenting stories, workshops and tutorials regarding their experiences surrounding how to advance software testing.
The Association for Software Testing is pleased to announce its ninth annual conference, CAST 2014 "The Art and Science of Testing", to be held in New York, NY, August 11-13.To some, software testing is an outgrowth of engineering, mathematics and physics, while to others, testing is an exploration of psychology, philosophy or sociology. At CAST 2014, conference speakers will share their stories and experiences surrounding software testing, whether bound by rules and laws of science and experimentation, or expressed through creativity, imagination, and artistry.
The Association for Software Testing held its eighth annual conference, CAST 2013, in Madison, WI, August 26-28.The theme for CAST 2013 was "Old Lessons applied and new lessons learned: advancing the practice and building a foundation for the future." What we learn from our experiences helps shape us as human beings. What we learn from the experiences of others can give us new insight and new perspectives.The industry we work in is multifaceted and the technologies we work with are rapidly changing. Some testing truisms stand up over time. Some fall into obsolescence as others rise to take their place.
At this year's conference speakers shared the lessons that they had learned in Software Testing, as well as how those lessons influence the way that we approach testing both now and in the future. The sessions were filled with real-world experiences, stories, thoughts, observations, and demonstrations.