A Note About This Site from Frank Cohen

I’ve been a supporter of modern open source test tools and solutions for the past 15 years. Efforts include:
soapUI (GPL) supporter since its start. It is the standard way testers and developers interact with REST and SOAP services. I built support in TestMaker to repurpose soapUI tests to be load and performance tests and remote service monitors. Plus TestMaker allowed soapUI tests to run in the cloud years ahead of anything else.
Selenium supporter since it rolled out of ThoughtWorks. At one people they considered me to be the principal maintainer of Selenium IDE. I built the TestMaker Designer (GPL) and that is now part of Appvance Unified Test Environment (Commercial). It does record and playback of Selenium and WebDriver tests.
JMeter supporter from its start. The Apache way to test Web and application servers for performance. TestMaker runs JMeter test scripts in the cloud.
I got Selenium into PepsiCo, BestBuy, Rackspace, Bell Canada, and a hundred other companies. I hosted the Testing session at JavaOne for 10 years. I am author of Java Testing and Design (which got testers to code and developers to test as the Agile movement was started), FastSOA (got testers into the service interface world of REST and XML), and 3 other books. My efforts prepared the ground in the developer, testers, and IT operations communities to adopt DevOps.
I am a stockholder in Appvance but have not day-to-day job with them anymore. I hired the CEO and stepped back. But my heart is still in the developer and tester community.
I have 10 years of content in my archives. EndOfTesting.com is my site to publish that content. The site’s mission is to help testers make the move into DevOps. See http://www.endoftesting.com/2016/10/01/why-the-end-of-testing/
There’s no business behind EndOfTesting. It’s just me and my friends in the testing community.
I hope you will create links to End Of Testing where ever you post on-line. Thanks!

Why The End Of Testing?

It’s a glorious time to be in the information technology (IT) industry. A senior executive at Huawei – China’s leading mobile technology company – told me they had achieved $1 Billion USD in license sales to mobile manufacturers. He said their goal for the next year is $1 Trillion. With a smartphone’s ability to run apps in so many people’s hands, the app development effort is worldwide and delivering more than 50,000 new apps every week.

With a potential market so big one would think every software tester and quality assurance (QA) analyst would be fully occupied with test projects. And that’s just my point, testers working in quality assurance groups outside of the engineering team are the walking dead, and worse, they don’t realize it. For it is impossible to deliver so many new apps every week using external testing groups and existing test techniques and protocols. 2016 is the end of the testing.

A new way of testing emerged this year. Testers became part of the development organization. This didn’t happen overnight. For the past 8 years I and many others have pushed for development organizations to get developers and testers to talk to each other and form close knit teams with common goals. That effort resulted in the Agile Software Development Lifecycle. Then I and others began pushing for developers and IT operations managers to talk to each other. We started the DevOps movement.

What this means to the average tester is clear:  When testers write and maintain test scripts they become software developers and each tester sees a $10,000 to $20,000 bump up in their salary. The days of the stand-alone tester and QA team are over.

This End of Testing Web site helps testers to make the transition, helps enterprise decision makers evaluate and adopt new technology and off-the-shelf software products with maximum benefit, and delivers free resources to help business analysts, IT operations managers, software developers, and testers participate in this most glorious time.

Frank Cohen

Founder of the EndOfTesting.com