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25 - 26 June 2015 in Prague

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Is testing like electricity?

No, you cannot light a light bulb with tests (we tried), but there are actually many similarities between electricity and testing. In our modern lives we expect light, heat, air-conditioning, washing machines and TVs to work at a flick of a switch, our computers and fridges to run all day to keep our brains warm and our beer cold. Modern life would be impossible without electricity. Providing a reliable and stable supply of electricity that makes it possible has long been of strategic importance. It is also becoming increasingly hard to imagine life without the (working) software in our laptops, cars, phones and in our company servers. You cannot light a bulb without electricity. Can you deliver working software without testing? The answer to both questions is no. Our increasing dependence on software means that the “reliable and stable supply of tests” is becoming strategically important. Can we learn something from the electricity supply industry in how to meet this challenge?

Key themes are: Are tests like electrons? Doppelganger - birth of the industry. Can modern life exist without testing? Electric Shock - is testing dangerous? Electricity and testing are expensive - how can we save money? Learning from the modern miracle that happens when you put your phone on charge. Energy crisis - the new challenges facing both the electricity and testing industries and possible solutions.

Phil Royston, tesena, Czech Republic

Phil RoystonI have over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry. I made an “unexpected” move into Test Management about 12 years ago and have not looked back since. I have held a number of senior Test Management positions on large, complex implementation projects. I have witnessed a number of changes in the software industry over the years and see that these changes mean it is becoming increasingly dependent on software testing