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Reports of the Death of Testing Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Have you heard? It’s all over the social media. We are the “last generation of testers.” Testing is dead. No more classical testing—too much inflexible process. Context driven? That is a code phrase for do whatever. Agility? Developers do testing, and testers become developers. DevOps? Development and operations join forces—and test is not in the picture. And, companies don’t test anymore—they outsource. Ruud Teunissen believes we must save the indispensable craft of testing. Non-functional tests require special skills; new paradigms like cloud and mobile must be explored and tested; Enterprise-to-enterprise integration tests become more vital as systems grow larger and more complex. And who’s going to do that testing? Testing skills are needed to work effectively and efficiently in these new contexts. Learn to save the testing skills within your organization and do what you’ve always done best—save the day by preventing defects from going live.

Ruud Teunissen, Polteq Test Services BV

An international test consultant at Polteq Test Services BV, Ruud Teunissen has performed several test functions in a number of IT projects: tester, test specialist, test consultant, and test manager. Ruud participated in the development of the structured testing methodology TMap®—Test Management Approach. Together with Martin Pol and Erik van Veenendaal, Ruud is coauthor of several books on structured testing, including Software Testing: A Guide to the TMap® Approach.

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