Posted by: David Harley | June 24, 2010

BCS specialist group in testing

AMTSO (and therefore this blog) tends to represent a very narrow view of testing, since we’re primarily interested in a very specialized software sector. Of course, there’s much more to software testing in general than this.

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT (formerly the British Computer Society), has a specialist group in testing: that is, it specializes in testing, but covers a much wider range of testing than AMTSO does. It also publishes a fairly slim but often interesting magazine called The Tester (bet you didn’t expect that!), of which the June issue has just been published.

Archived copies of the magazine and material from the newsletter that preceded it are available here. The group’s home page is here, if you’re interested in its regular conferences and so on, and of course it’s rather easy to get from there to further information about the BCS. (Yes, I’m a member, hence the FBCS in my postnominals – see my signature – but this isn’t a recruiting drive: you don’t need to be a member to access the resource.)

Incidentally, a presentation I gave to one of those conferences on anti-malware testing is available here.



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