Kevin D’Souza and Duncan Millard from Microsoft MCS will be speaking at the BCS event “'Testing Then and Now - How Testing has changed over our 21 years”.

Conference Details can be found at: http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=nav.9264

Details of the presentation are:

What:Dev and Test, Better together
Developers and Testers seem to live on different planets with no shared philosophy, understanding or tools for a common approach to building quality software. Without a shared philosophy, the partnership of developers and testers can deteriorate into "sides", which causes software quality to degrade. Absence of shared understanding has enabled testers to create a world in which developers have little or no space. Testers don’t see a bug in the same way a developer does and are not empowered enough to share this data across the teams. For the longest time we’ve continued to contribute to this divide and live in a world that separates developers and testers. And yet, the trend in software is towards those that require more frequent and sophisticated interaction between developers and testers. In this session a Dev lead and a Test lead will look back at a journey that brought to life this difference in thinking, for them. Together, they will delve into how best practices, toolsets and techniques they put in place, helped form the basis for these distinct perspectives to co-exist and enhance the quality of software. They will also introduce some of the Visual Studio 2010 offerings that are designed to bring a software delivery team a step closer to the “Dev and Test, better together” experience.
When:Tuesday, June 29, 2010 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where:Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
London, NW1 4RG

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