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Testing: Software Development Catalyst

Testing is not an isolated activity. It interacts with and influences other disciplines in software development such as design, coding, release management, and deployment. As testers, our skills and experiences add value far beyond the immediate context of verifying functionality. Threats to value other than software errors exist.

Yet our discussions are often constrained to the testing space, omitting the connections to, and dependencies on, other roles and activities. Testing is an integral discipline of software development, and often plays an active and important role in bridging gaps between technical and business-focused roles, between leaders and engineers, and between makers and users.

How does the testing piece fit into the software development puzzle? How does – and how should – testing interact with other disciplines in software development? How can we most effectively add value to the software development projects we participate in?

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Erik Davis

QA Engineer
NE Ohio
Erik has over 17 years of experience in and around software testing. He's been everything from a junior tester to a manager of managers. Most recently, Erik was focused on expanding automation within the test team at Hyland Software. He also lead the team selivering all internal test education to their 200+ testers. Erik has been a member of AST since 2012 and was on the board from 2014-16. He has been a conference speaker since 2013, and continues to find ways to engage his local community. Most recently, Erik helped co-found the NEOST (North Eastern Ohio Software Testers) meetup.