Software Newsletter Pick of the Week: Your chance to play Plankton to Google’s Mister Crabs
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The Colonel’s eleven herbs and spices. The Big Mac’s special sauce. The Coca-Cola formula. Everyone wants to know the secrets of successful companies, Trouble is, those companies typically guard those secrets with their corporate lives. (Maybe you remember the hoopla when KFC’s recipe was relocated a few years ago.) So it’s a pretty big deal when a company like Google decides to ‘open the vault’ on its inner workings – and why our readers are stampeding to the on-demand webcast, ‘How Google Tests Software.’ Here James Whittaker, Google’s Test Engineering Director, explains how Google – a company that continually and rapidly releases software to hundreds of millions of users worldwide – can keep quality high, even with a completely lopsided developer-to-tester ratio. (Okay, it’s not the Crabby Patty formula, and it may not even impress your robot spouse, but it’s information any software development organization will want to know.) As a bonus, Whittaker talks about testing tools that Google is releasing to the open source community – meaning, tools you can use free of charge. Register and replay the webcast.