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How We Test Software at Microsoft® by Alan Page, Ken Johnston, and Bj Rollison

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Chapter 2. Software Test Engineers at Microsoft

Ken Johnston

In the beginning, there were no testers at Microsoft, no localization engineers, no program managers, and no usability engineers. In the beginning, there were just engineers; oh, and sales and marketing.

Chapter 1, introduced the 10 different engineering disciplines Microsoft uses today to organize and develop our engineering workforce. Even before we began to break out different engineering disciplines there were a few different titles, such as product support for shipped products. Positions like these were seen as a role for an engineer rather than a different career path. During these early days, all engineers had the same title and one common career path. Of course, in these early ...

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