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Shrinivas kulkarni Testing is Dead


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Last year, three leading software doctors pronounced testing dead. As we mourn the alegded demise of our craft - questions raise as what to do next? This talk analyses the meaning and impact of death of testing. The talk then deliberates on potential next steps and challenges ahead of us.

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Shrinivas kulkarni Testing is Dead

  1. 1. Testing is Dead. Long Live Testing … Shrini Kulkarni @shrinik http://shrinik.blogspot.comDisclaimer: The opinions expressed in this presentation are purely personal andin no way relate to or reflect the practices of my employer.
  2. 2. Two world views
  3. 3. Testing is Dead. Says Who?
  4. 4. Dr. Alberto’s Statement• Old Testmentality vs. New Testmentality• Speed First Quality Second• Product Bugs vs. Idea Bugs – what to chase• Fail Fast and cheap• Focus on building right IT that building it Right•QA and Automation Testing Dead?• Quality is tainted• Testing slows you down – that is Bad !!!
  5. 5. Dr. Whittaker’s Statement• Developers are producing better code• Writing test plans is waste of time – nobody reads them• We know where the bugs are – finding bugs is no big deal anymore• Testing makes developers complacent• Cloud Advantage – Cloudy with chance of tests….• Testers - stop testing but enable those who do – the developers• Crowdsourcing
  6. 6. Dr. Gojko’s Statement• Testing was always compromised – pushed to last – Time pressure, late changes• Value of testing as we progress in the cycle diminishes• Testing is safety-net for developers – remove it to make them responsible and accountable• What good is a solid product (no bugs) that no one uses?
  7. 7. The Post Mortem ReportTesting is dead because –• Speed first quality second – testing slows down things• New Agile/Fragile models• Developers are getting better• Value of testing late in cycle is very low• Idea bugs are important• Cost of finding, fixing and deploying fix is ridiculously LOW.….….
  8. 8. Don’t Take it literally …. Time to stretch your brain muscles andget ready for next portion of the presentation ….
  9. 9. News from other world…Testing is not Dead… but…•Folks from both worlds meet at funeral procession and exchangeideas.•Ideas from other worlds are tried out•Testing in other world is NOT dead•Culture, Legacy and Business context influence•Brain Dead Testing is dying for sure in some pockets
  10. 10. Emerging New order…Where two worlds meet…• Business - hence is primary context driver – Scott Barber• Skilled testing is valuable when it fits the context• Role of testing in “Speed first quality second” approach• Scaling up to Agile/Fragile models• What if we don’t do any testingThat testing will survive and thrive which –• Listens to its stakeholders and the relevant business context• Provides the information that sought• At a speed (and hence the cost) that is reasonable• Adopts and Adapts to the changes at a speed to make business successful
  11. 11. Closing Remarks• Testing is Dead, Long Live testing – don’t take literally – but take seriously• Listen and Align to your bosses on their expectation of testing• There is some job security – don’t worry• Keep talking to people in other world and know about trends there• Manage your skills like you manage your financial portfolio….. Never stop Learning
  12. 12. Thank You Testing is Dead. Long Live Testing King is dead. Long Live @shrinik