Editorial No.9

Dear readers,

the call for articles for this issue was a very big success. I never thought that we could achieve this kind of response.

We got more than 400 articles and selected around 30 for you.

We also expect to get a great number of responses for the next issue about “Performance Testing”.

Please note the deadline for the proposals.

We have seen in the last weeks once again that quality and testing are quite important for the awareness of the market.

Toyota is an example how quality problems cost a lot of money and how they can be dangerous for human life. This matter will help to show the work of QA specialists in a better light, but I don’t think that it will be enough to achieve the necessary support from the management. I think that they still think quality costs money. The day to day life teaches us that poor quality costs even more money!

Google Buzz is also an interesting issue from the QA point of view. A big company, with a lot of good professionals and really taking care of QA, shipped a new product with some problems. STERN – a German newspaper – said that Google should think about changing the name form “Buzz” to “Mess”. In my opinion it was a mistake to launch a product that had some kind of difculties specially when you plan to make a strong impact on the market, but we are not fully informed about the real situation behind the curtains. I think that behind the decision to deliver the product could be the old story: When should we stop testing? Did we test enough? Is the product ready for the market?

I wonder if they did have a risk based business analysis. Did they know the expectations of the market and did they consider the reaction if they would have a “fehlstart”, a launch failure?

If you know what happened, send me an article about it! We are happy to inform our readers.

We have started some cooperations like the year before with some conferences, training providers, etc to get the best for our readers.

In this issue you can see a special section on the ignite-conference in Düsseldorf, one of the biggest conferences in Europe. You, as a reader, get a discount to attend it. Go for it!

The Sela Group and ImproveQS are ofering some discount for training in the Netherlands, Canada and Israel. Please use these discounts.

We are very proud to support the CINTEQ in Sao Paulo, Brazil and also the TestIstanbul – where I’m speaking – in Istanbul, Turkey. Happy to be in this countries.

In June 2010 we have the Testing & Finance conference in Frankfurt, Germany. It is the conference for the testing professionals in the fnance industry. I hope to see you there. Let’s go for a chat and a cofee or a beer!

Last but not least I’d like to thank all the authors for their articles and columns and of course the supporting companies for their ads. Thank you. We have the largest “testing experience” ever!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me, if you have any question.

Enjoy reading!

Best regards

José Manuel Díaz Delgado

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