"I am looking for one of my clients into how costs can be reduced, or quality increased, by increasing the extent to which testing is automated."Jonathan Kohl thinks he has the answer: Software Testing 2.0.
"The Context-Driven Testing School is a small, influential community. ... One thing this community has done is build up and teach skilled testing, and has influenced other communities. Everywhere I go, I meet smart, talented, thoughtful testers. In fact, I am meeting so many, that I believe a new community is springing up in testing. A community born of experience, pragmatism and skill. Testers with different skillsets and ideas are converging and sharing ideas. I find this exciting."Although Jonathan's evident enthusiasm for systems thinking is infectious, I think there are some problems with a Testing 2.0 approach that seems rather reliant on a concentration of rare skills. I think that Web 2.0 introduces some entirely different (and equally radical) opportunities for transforming software quality and testing.
- long tail
- publish/subscribe (RSS/Atom)
- community of users
One of the supposed advantages of Open Source is that you have a large community of people not only testing the software, but fixing the bugs. But with the right platform we might possible get some of these advantages with Web 2.0, even without Open Source.