Amity Innovation Incubator organised a daylong workshop on “Software Testing” on Saturday August 02, 2008 at Amity Campus, Sector- 125, Noida. The workshop provided a comprehensive coverage of the multi- dimensional aspects of software testing to support the development and delivery of quality software for multifarious business purposes.
During the workshop a “Software Testing lab” was inaugurated by Mr. Vipul Kocher- Co- Founder, Pure Testing and President, Indian Test Board. Software Testing Lab would facilitate the testing of new software, provide resources and learning opportunity to the new firms. The “Software Testing Lab” has been started with the help of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
During the occassion Mr. Vipul Kocher-Co-Founder, PureTesting and President, Indian Testing Board, shared his insights towards some of the emerging trends in the software testing space. He shared his thoughts on new models, practices taking shape in the testing domain. He shared that, contrary to the popular belief, developers have started to realize the importance of testing and hence the trends are to use more unit testing frameworks like CPPUnit, JUnit and HTTPUnit etc., prior to sending the build to software testing team. His insight towards one of the hottest emerging trends in software engineering space, of developers who write code for testing was well appreciated by the audience.
Mr. Tarun Banga- Sr. QE Manager-Adobe shared his insights towards security testing space. He statement, “if you don’t perform security testing for your application, someone else not working for your company will” made a lasting impact on the audience and had set the pitch right, on the importance of security testing in today’s vulnerable environment. His thoughts on difference between functional testing and security testing brought clarity with the audience. He shared his thoughts on difference types of security testing, which brought in all the more clarity of how much important security testing is.
Mr. Sumit Seth- Co-Founder and Technology Head with QSquare Technologies shared his thoughts on Usability Testing for software applications. He shared that user experience is the most important component for bridging the gap between the Good and Wow from internet user’s perspective. He shared his thoughts on a new dimension emerging in the testing space which impacts the internet users the most, Usability Testing. Having done Usability Test for one of the leading internet portal he shared as to how a simple question like “where to place the ad-banner on home page of a website?” can make a huge impact towards revenue building. He shared his insights towards “Banner Blindness” and how it impacts the end users, was very well appreciated by the audience.
The workshop comprised of three interactive and stimulating session namely “ Emerging Trends in Software Testing”, “ Importance of security and managing vulnerability through security testing” and “ Usability Testing-The distance between good and wow”.