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

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Chapter 15. Solving Tomorrow’s Problems Today

Alan Page

Software testing is a growing field that will continue to mature for many years. Many of the innovations and new approaches in test have been reactions to the problems test teams have run into. The creation of software testing jobs occurred after programmers discovered that they couldn’t find all of their own bugs. Implementation of many test automation solutions occurred after management discovered that testing would require either more testers or a more efficient method of conducting some segments of testing.

It seems that there is always another obstacle to overcome in software testing. For the most part, testers wait until the problem is big enough so that a solution for the problem is ...

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