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Agile developers test — but aren’t testers

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What’s the difference between a developer, a tester, and a software development engineer in test [SDET]? This isn’t a lead-in to a joke. In fact, it’s a very serious question that’s being debated across the software development community.

There’s a great debate stirring about how much testing responsibility should be transferred to developers—and how important it is for testers to know programming. Read this paper to explore the top 3 ways that expecting developers becoming testers (and expecting testers becoming programmers) can undermine the goals of Agile.

Read this paper to learn:

  • SDETs’ Impact to innovation velocity
  • The level of programming skill required for lean testing
  • How to balance “development testing” and end-to-end testing

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