The Test Driven Development Symposium at the Eclipse Summit 2008 in Ludwigsburg was an interesting event. We would like to continue and expand the discussions we had there about whether agile testing is restricted to developers, or whether other players in the team have roles to play in agile testing processes.
We are particularly interested in talking about experiences, problems and solutions regarding agility in functional testing. We'd like to discuss which processes have been successful and why, as well as learning about pitfalls and problems. Perhaps we can identify some guidelines that teams new to agile functional testing can follow.
Achim Loerke started software development in 1982 after earning his diploma in electronics. He began working at BREDEX GmbH in 1987 and is now co-owner and director of the company. Beginning in 1995 he successfully utilized Java in several customer projects. He is also the principal architect of GUIdancer, a commercial Eclipse based tool for automated testing of Swing, SWT/RCP and HTML GUIs. Doing consulting and project management for customers gives him ample opportunities to apply his favorite subject of automated software quality assurance and automated testing. In addition he represents his company as an Eclipse Foundation member. Achim is a committer for the Eclipse ORMF technology project.
Christine Mitterbauer is a senior software engineer and authorized signatory at MicroDoc GmbH in Munich. She leads several OSGi-based customer projects especially in the embedded space. She was the symposium lead of the Test-Driven Development symposium at Eclipse Summit Europe 2007 and 2008 and is highly interested in software quality, agile development processes and improvement of customer relationships.