CAST 2020

Austin, TX, USA

August 3-6, 2020

A Society for Testers

We’re building a community that views the role of testing as skilled, relevant, and essential to the production of better software.

Professional Training

Discover and attend our acclaimed Black Box Software Testing series of online classes.

Ideas worth testing

Testing is not an isolated activity. It interacts with and influences other disciplines in software development. Our videos explore these ideas. 

Latest news and events



Statement by the Association for Software Testing on Recent Difficulties with Iowa Caucus Tabulation Software

After reviewing reporting on the difficulties with results in the Iowa Caucus, it is clear to the Association for Software Testing that the software project to tabulate votes electronically was not well conceived or well planned. While it is clear that there were...

Guest post: A story about chickens

This is a guest post by Jenny Bramble, Software test engineer at WillowTree, and is a part of a series of guest blog posts from software professionals. The series will run throughout 2020 and cover a number of relevalt topics. Do you want to contribute to the...

Guest post: What Makes Test Automation Successful?

The following is a Guest post by Hans Buwalda, CTO of LogiGear, and is a part of a guest blog post exchange with LogiGear. An important, but often underestimated, part of the work around software development is the testing. Testing is by definition challenging: if...

NWEWT #4 Testing the Future

The following is an Experience Report submitted by Duncan Nisbet, who convened a peer workshop earlier this month, and was supported by the AST Grant Program. Theme The theme of the 4th North West Exploratory Workshop on Testing (NWEWT) was Testing the...

AST Board 2019-2020

The AST Board of Directors Election for 2019-2020 has been completed, and officers have been selected. The new Board will be sat at the fall AST Board Meeting, and will consist of:President: Eric ProeglerVice President and Treasurer: Chris KenstSecretary: Louise...

2019 Board of Directors Candidate Questions

Each year AST members elect candidates to the Board of Directors and this year 5 of 7 board seats are open. Of those 5 open seats: 4 are Two Year terms (will serve from 2019 to 2021), and are staggered between years to ensure continuity.1 is a One Year term (serve...

Webinar: Visualize How Changes Flow to Production with Lisa Crispin

July 2019 Webinar: A developer pair on your team has coded and tested a new story, created a pull request and committed their changes to the source code repository. What all has to happen for those changes to be released in production? Can you draw a diagram of all...

Webinar: The Often Overlooked Test Oracle: The Key to More Powerful Testing with Doug Hoffman

May 2019 Webinar: There is a generally overlooked component in testing that might be compared with our autonomic nervous system. Like the autonomic functions, we don't think about them, but things don’t work at all without them. Every test requires some kind of oracle...

Webinar: Building a Data-Centric Modern Quality Culture with Brent Jensen

February 2019 Webinar: We are kicking off "Season 2" of the AST Webinar series with Brent Jensen (one half of the AB Testing Podcast duo and long time Microsoft veteran) talking about how people in Test roles can leverage their passion for the Customer and begin...

2019 AST-BBST Pricing Changes

For 2019 we are making a few pricing changes for AST-BBST. Effective immediately: All classes for AST members are now $299. All classes for non-AST members are $499. Uniform Pricing Our goal here was to simplify things by making all classes the same price. Previously...

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