Testing as a Bottleneck

Kim Herzig


Testing as a bottleneck – How testing slows down modern development processes and how to compensate We often claim the purpose of testing is to verify that software meets a desired level of quality. Frequently, the term “testing” is associated with checking for functional correctness. However, in large, complex software systems with an established user-base, it is also important to verify system constraints such as backward compatibility, reliability, security, accessibility, usability. The time spend on verification is a lower bound on how fast we can ship software. Anything we can do to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of test execution…....

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Kim is an engineer and researcher in the Tools for Software Engineers group at Microsoft, closely collaborating with the Empirical Software Engineering group at Microsoft Research. His work is focused development and testing process analytics. Currently, Kim is analyzing test processes of product groups such as Windows and Office aiming to improve and optimize the effectiveness and reliability of large scale testing processes, infrastructures, and testing tools.

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