Forbes – 10/30/17
[Ed. Note: Byline by Aruna Ravichandran, VP of Product Marketing at CA Technologies]
Those of us who are parents have recently completed preparing our children for the start of a new school year. We shopped for clothes, pencils, pens, markers, notebooks, calculators, backpacks and a variety of other things to get them ready for their education this year. It is an exciting time to see our kids start a new year and to think about all the experiences they will have and all the things they will learn.
For parents, it can also be an exciting time because we get a little bit of breather from the kids since school and extracurricular activities take up a greater portion of their time. For the kids themselves, though, the school year likely brings a mix of excitement and dread. Excitement to be reunited with friends and make new ones and dread over homework and, worst yet, tests.
For those of us who are involved with software development, testing is also a source of anxiety for many. That’s because in today’s economy, the ability to release software quickly, consistently and with high quality has become critical. Testing software before it’s released is key to ensuring the quality of your applications, but the way testing has historically been done has been conducive to supporting the time-to-market goal.