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The Association for Software Testing is pleased to announce its ninth annual conference, CAST 2014 “The Art and Science of Testing”, to be held in New York, NY, August 11-13. To some, software testing is an outgrowth of engineering, mathematics and physics, while to others, testing is an exploration of psychology, philosophy or sociology. At CAST 2014, conference speakers will share their stories and experiences surrounding software testing, whether bound by rules and laws of science and experimentation, or expressed through creativity, imagination, and artistry.

Join us this summer for our ninth annual conference in downtown New York City at the beautiful Kimmel Center located next to Washington Square Park August 11-13, as we explore the art and science of testing.

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Wednesday, August 13 • 2:10pm - 3:15pm
Test Automation != Less Testers || Faster Testing || More Time For ET

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It’s commonly said that Test Automation means you need less testers on the team, it speeds up the testing process and allows more time for Exploratory Testing. In this talk Richard shares his critique of these common outcomes by calling upon his experiences of working in and managing teams where Automation has played a crucial part in the testing approach and has been used to great effect; but hasn’t resulted in the above outcomes. Richard explains why he believes these common misconceptions of Automation are unfounded and gives reasoning as to how and why these myths have gained such momentum. In addition he briefly touches upon the Testing vs. Checking definitions and how they can be used to educate team members ensuring there is a common understanding of these aspects leading to a greater appreciation of Testing. Attendees should expect to take away a deep understanding of the real benefits of Automation and the importance of a whole team understanding of why and how to utilise Automation to assist Testing.

Speakers
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Richard Bradshaw

Software Tester, Friendly Tester
Richard Bradshaw is an experienced tester, consultant and generally a friendly guy. He shares his passion for testing through consulting, training and giving presentation on a variety of topics related to testing. He is a fan of automation that supports testing. With over 10 years testing experience, he has a lot of insights into the world of testing and software development. Richard is a very active member of the testing community, the founder... Read More →


Wednesday August 13, 2014 2:10pm - 3:15pm
10th fl Rosenthal Pavillion