The Deep Rationality of Software Testing – EuroSTAR Best Paper award

Software is code, but stakeholders value working software. And software should not just work; it should work well: Have quality. Rational knowlege about quality requires testing.

Anders Dinsen, founder and owner of ASYM APS won the Best Paper Award at EuroSTAR 2019, Europe’s biggest software testing conference for his article on the Deep Rationality of Testing. The article was published as an e-book on January 20th 2020.

In the article, Anders Dinsen redefines software testing as a necessary and best practice in any development project. He starts with the bugs we can find in the code. Based on Kant’s philosophy, he then shows how the thinking, imagining, and rational tester (agnostic of titles) engage the team and educate people on how the software really works. The result is all about quality.

The ideas are based on Immanuel Kant’s philosophy. Kant is probably the greatest of all European philosophers, but has a reputation for being pedantic and difficult.

But we intuitively understand what he says: That knowing things always involves the complexity of experiencing and learning.

The article can be downloaded as a 50 page A5 e-book free of charge from EuroSTAR’s web site

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Anders was awarded by the committee of the conference during the awards galla in the Zofin palace in Prague

 

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EuroSTAR 2019 took place in wonderful Prague in the impressive Prague Convention Centre

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