Learn how to design a software system for testability.


Giovanni Asproni


6:00pm - networking in BCS London over refreshments and nibbles
6:30pm - presentation begins
8:00pm approximately - pizzas arrive - further networking in BCS London
8:45pm - event ends


Testing activities are among the most important ones to assess the quality of software systems: we perform tests to verify that the software satisfies the needs of the business and its customers; to verify its correctness; and to make sure that changes and new features don't introduce defects.

The frequent release cycles of modern systems - to add, remove, and fix features - require creating new tests and updating existing ones. Unfortunately, that can be difficult if the software is not designed for testability, i.e., designed to simplify the creation and execution of tests.

In this talk, you will learn how to design a software system for testability. In particular, you will learn:

  • The relationship between testability, quality, cost, and speed of delivery
  • How testing compares to inspections and formal methods, and why it is more useful
  • The tools that will help you design and create a testable system, and add testability to an existing one
  • How to recognise and avoid some common problems that make systems more difficult to test

About the speaker

Giovanni Asproni

Giovanni is well known in the software engineering community. He is a freelance consultant and the CTO and co-founder of Launch Ventures, a company that offers software and product development services.

Through this, he helps software companies and teams to become more successful. And he writes code as well. He contributed to "97 Things Every Programmer Should Know”, published by O'Reilly, and hosts the Software Engineering Radio podcast.

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Hybrid event: Design for Testability
Date and time
Wednesday 5 June, 6:30pm - 8:45pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue