Agile Testing – From “Test Last” To “Test First”

Dr. Dobbs is carrying a Q&A with Dietmar Strasser, director of quality assurance at Borland. He talks of how Agile development meets software testing in the form of “Agile Testing”. He also shares his views on how Agile testing is different from conventional software testing.

There seems to be an increase in uptake of Agile across many businesses…

The programmers tend to be focused on the technical solution, whereas the testers take in the big picture. Testers can really facilitate the communication between the customers and the developers by trying to capture examples from the customers that can then be turned into functional tests…

Agile truly infuses QA throughout the development cycle and makes testers active counterparts to developers throughout the entire process. In Agile, testers move from being a quality gatekeeper to becoming a trusted expert on the team…

In the Agile environment the tools need to be more lightweight…

Traditional tools support a “test last” environment, but in Agile it’s a “test first” situation…

Ref – Agile Testing

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