Ok, I hereby confess that the last talk was a hard one to wrap my head around so I'm looking forward to getting my head back on straight. Here's hoping this talk helps to do that (btw, just kidding about the last talk but I confess I've never considered floating point in depth in such a manner ever).Our closing keynote tonight is the evolution of modern Quality Engineering. To understand where software quality is heading in the future, it helps to understand what we thought of Quality Engineering in the past.
It certainly seems that the conversation of Quality is circular. Many of the ideas of people like Deming and his points through to Margaret Hamilton and Glenford Myers. Somehow, the idea of testing being removed from development as a standalone discipline, and now we seem to be working to merge testing back into more traditional quality standards. the problem with having a dedicated tester (and so many of them for specific issues) that we created and refined the role of the tester to be at the tail end of the quality process. This reminds me of the space of testers in the early 1990s and how many there were vs the latter part of the 1990s and how many software testers there were and that specific separate group.