In the early 1970s evaluation and verification package the triumph of test automation started highlights of the testing history with Harry Sneed and Bernd Flessner software QA day carrot village, 25 October 2013 with the research. Today is the tool landscape as diverse as never a development, the emancipation of the tools will be at the end? Testing pioneer Harry Sneed and futurist Dr. Bernd Flessner illuminate the history of the test tools in their keynotes the software QA day. The Conference on 7 and 8 November 2013 in Nuremberg is titled”tools for software QA and test. An overview of the current market of tools provide known of tool and test experts from industry and economy. But from the beginning the current tool landscape has emerged? And how can the test along with the necessary tools evolve in the next few decades? Answers give the event the two keynotes.

In the large initial lecture, Harry Sneed illuminated the history of software test automation by RXVP up TestBench”. 1977 Sneed himself had developed the first German test tool test. But in his keynote speech he go back even a little further. He starts with the ballistic missile defense project of the United States at the beginning of the 1970s and charts up to imbus TestBench test automation development thus begun. Harry Sneed shows: what drives the tool development has always been the problem, is a nearly infinite number of possible input combinations within a very limited time quiz to find. The great final lecture by Dr. Bernd Flessner, lecturer for future research at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg makes a splash in the year 2050.

“With his keynote speech we prosthetic gods” he demonstrates how much the boundaries between man and machine will disappear. There will be an internalization of today external technical prostheses, such as Smartphones, thanks to nanotechnology. Software is no longer developed, but thoughts designed networked with other minds and computers. Therefore, Bernd forecast Farley, that also testing this software is relying on intelligent hardware and software.