Richard Campbell wrote his first line of code in 1977. It had a bug in it. His career has spanned the computing industry both on the hardware and software sides, development and operations. He was a co-founder of Strangeloop Networks, acquired by Radware in 2013 and was on the board of directors of Telerik which was acquired by Progress Software in 2014. Today he is an advisor to a number of successful technology firms and is host on two podcasts: .NET Rocks! ( which publishes three shows a week to .NET developers and RunAs Radio ( which is a weekly show for IT Professionals.

QUEST 2015 Conference and EXPO Sessions:

Keynote Presentation: So How Dead is Testing, Anyway?

Thursday, April 23: 8:30 AM - 9:25 AM

Really? Testing dead? Take a ride with Richard Campbell through the evolution of the computing in business and how in each phase of that evolution, testing dies. And then it’s back, although in a different form – new platforms need new tests with new tools. How did the move from big iron to microcomputers change testing? What about testing in the world of green screen client-server systems? How did the introduction to the GUI for Macs and Windows change testing? What did the Internet revolution do to testing practices? And now as we’re in the mobile and tablet era, does testing die or evolve again? What will the Internet of Things do to testing in the future? In the end, the more things change, the more they stay the same, and testing is more about a mindset than any given tool, and that will never go away.

  • How testing has evolved with the computing industry
  • How testing changes as platforms innovate and mature
  • Why testing WILL NEVER DIE