Software. Well… It’s Complicated
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You work with software, and you feel overwhelmed. You test to learn, and the more you dig the more you find to dig. The development of the product is a constant surprise, and you can hear the product manager thinking “how hard can this be?”.
Oh, well, it turns out is can be pretty hard. As systems go, software is a great specimen, albeit an elusive one.
In this short talk we’ll take the elusiveness out and understand that software systems are complex entities that should be treated and acknowledged as such. We’ll learn about instrumental classic papers that can help us get started on thinking about software systems. Come with questions, leave with more!
• Discover how complex software systems lead to complex software testing
• Learn why you need skills that allow you to extract information from empiric experiments
• Learn to accept and cope with complexity and make systems more manageable