Bang for the Buck

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Summary:

In this paper, software testing authority Elisabeth Hendrickson shares stories about writing simple tools to make the process of testing easier.

Ever hear of hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on test automation that found two bugs? How about thousands of person-hours spent writing automated tests that became useless as soon as the interface changed? What happened to the concept of "bang for the buck."

About the author

Elisabeth Hendrickson's picture Elisabeth Hendrickson

The founder and president of Quality Tree Software, Inc., Elisabeth Hendrickson wrote her first line of code in 1980. Moments later, she found her first bug. Since then Elisabeth has held positions as a tester, developer, manager, and quality engineering director in companies ranging from small startups to multi-national enterprises. A member of the agile community since 2003, Elisabeth has served on the board of directors of the Agile Alliance and is a co-organizer of the Agile Alliance Functional Testing Tools program. She now splits her time between teaching, speaking, writing, and working on agile teams with test-infected programmers who value her obsession with testing. Elisabeth blogs at testobsessed.com and can be found on Twitter as @testobsessed.

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