August 13, 2014

CAST 2014 - Day 1

What an amazing first day. 

It started with a great talk by James Bach about how testing is not Test Cases. Test cases are just an artifact of testing, and much of our work doesn't invlove test cases.  This got me to thinking about how what we do is all testing, but very little is test cases, and those test cases are more of a group of ideas for the next tester to think about when they go to test.  Even if a tester was to use a test case with detailed steps, the a good professional tester  would still go "off script" to better understand what the test case was trying to illumunate. 

It was a very full day of learning and talking with other testers. It's been a full day, I'll write more about what I learned later. 

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