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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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Curtis Pettit

Senior Software Test Engineer
Curtis graduated from Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Software Engineering. During his studies at FIT, he focused on software testing while working at the Center for Software Testing Education and Research. He spent eight years as an SDET at Microsoft, where he lead a transition from scripted manual test cases to session-based test management. Currently he works as a Senior Software Test Engineer for HUGE, a digital advertising agency, testing websites and mobile apps for a variety of brands.