Microsoft wants Testers to ‘Rock’

On the occasion of launch of Microsoft’s first application lifecycle management (ALM) suite, Visual Studio 2005 Team System (VSTS), it said that it wants to “raise the importance” of software testers and of testing in general across the industry.

Prashant Sridharan, lead product manager for Microsoft’s developer division said, “I need to build as much importance around the community of testers as we have developers for the last 15 years.” He also said, “The biggest problems in software happen because of a lack of testing at the build phase.” Generally, the testing aspect is overlooked by the vendors and end-users and this results into software full of bugs, which takes time to be fixed and leading to delay in the delivery of the software. But with the launch of VSTS Microsoft wants to change this situation and has improved its testing tools and integration with its coding tools.

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