Mudit Kumar, AVP, Testing, Mahindra Satyam
I will cover two different subjects in this blog, first the growing testing trends, and second how these trends are reflected in organizations in APAC region. The topics have been stitched to demonstrate how customer expectations have changed over the years and how testing trends have changed w.r.t. growing complexity of applications, infrastructure, architecture, technology etc.
Testing as a practice has grown in complexity and significance from the time software industry was in adolescence in early 1990s. I would name pre-Google era as Testing 1.0, post Google until 2006 as Testing 2.0 and post that as Testing 3.0.
In Testing 1.0 period, testing was conducted in simple, adhoc way which was without any specific processes or methodologies. Testing was part of the debugging process and not really an independent activity per se. Success in testing was mainly achieved by individual's brilliance and...