Our Mission and Purpose
The Association for Software Testing is dedicated to advancing the understanding of the science and practice of software testing according to Context-Driven principles.
The Association for Software Testing (AST) is an international non-profit professional association with members in over 50 countries. AST is dedicated and strives to build a testing community that views the role of testing as skilled, relevant, and essential to the production of faster, better, and less expensive software products. We value a scientific approach to developing and evaluating techniques, processes, and tools. We believe that a self-aware, self-critical attitude is essential to understanding and assessing the impact of new ideas on the practice of testing.
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- CAST 2014: Theme & CFP Theme
The theme for CAST 2014 is “The Art and Science of Testing.”
In some contexts and by some people Software Testing is considered to be more of a science and by others more of an art. To some, it’s an outgrowth of computer science, mathematics and physics. To others, it’s an expression of soft sciences like ...
- Are You A Skilled Tester? Skilled testers look at testing in a different way every time they need to execute a test. In this video Paul Holland discusses the difference between a skilled tester and a non-skilled tester.
Are you a skilled tester?
- Discussing Aspects of Leadership By: Peter Walen (Twitter/Blog)
Test Leadership Camp an open space meeting organized by the LeadershipSIG of AST, held the Thursday after CAST. One of the topics discussed was a fundamental concept, “What is Leadership?” The discussion was wide-ranging and covered a variety of topics.
The primary points under discussion involved a variety of topics around leadership. Central ...
- CAST 2014: Save the Dates
CAST 2014 – Save the Dates
The Association for Software Testing is pleased to announce its ninth annual conference, CAST 2014, to be held in New York City, New York, August 11-13. This year’s conference will be held at the beautiful Kimmel Center located next to Washington Square Park. Registration opens January 1, 2014.
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- 2013-14 Board of Directors Announcing the 2013-14 Board of Directors
Thanks to everyone who voted for the 2013 Board of Director elections. Your new Board will be installed at an upcoming meeting this October. Updated bios on the board will be posted on the website. Your 2013-14 Board of Directors is:
Benjamin Yaroch – President
Dee Ann Pizzica – Executive Vice President
- AST Grant Report – OZWST 2013 in Review By David Greenlees
David Greenlees (Facilitator)
Rob Sabourin (Content Owner)
Paulo Lai (Logistics/Venue)
Henrik Andersson (day 2)
Having ‘shadowed’ Scott Barber’s facilitation of OZWST 2012 it was now my turn. Lucky for me I took several notes during that collaboration with Scott and to add to that Paul ...
- CFP: Workshop On Self-Education in software testing (WHOSE) Workshop On Self-Education in software testing (WHOSE)
December 5-7, 2013
Participation will be limited to 25 (at most, 30) people. Attendance is competitive. See the notes on “how to apply” below. There is no conference fee; the Association for Software Testing (AST) is defraying all the expenses which include facilities, supplies. Travel stipends are available for exceptional ...
- CAST 2013: webCAST Update webCAST (Watch Live)
Don’t forget that we will be live streaming CAST again this year. We will be broadcasting keynotes, full length track sessions, and lightning talks. Join us live!
For those who can’t watch live we will be posting videos to our youtube channel.
Check out the full schedule
“CAST Live” is a show broadcast live each ...