Demonstrations, Experiments, and Software Testing
Michael Bolton – Lead Consultant at DevelopSense
Kalyana Rao Konda – President at Cigniti Technologies
What’s the webinar all about?
What’s the difference between a demonstration and an experiment? Sounds like philosopher-talk, doesn’t it? So why should that difference matter to managers, developers, teams, and… testers?
Alas, in software development, we often call both demonstrations and experiments by the same name: “tests”.
In this presentation, Michael Bolton explains the difference, and how scientists (and, yes, philosophers of science) came to differentiate between demonstration and experiment. Of the two, one is designed to show us something that we already know; the other is intended to help us learn things we want or need to know. The difference is crucial because the purpose of testing must not be merely to show that the product can work. We test to learn about the product so that we can understand it better, and address problems before it’s too late.
In the second half of the presentation, Kalyan shares insights on how Cigniti is assisting leading enterprises globally including the Fortune 500 in their Software Testing & Quality Engineering initiatives and accelerating their digital transformation.