"QA Tester Role" and "Unit Testing PHP"

Bo Roop, X-Rite (part 1) & Atomic Object Personnel (part 2)

When: March 23rd, 2004, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Where: X-Rite Cafeteria – 3100 44th Street, SW, Grandville

Bo Roop, Software QA Engineer at X-Rite, will describe the role of a QA tester in an XP team. Bo’s team at X-Rite has been using XP practices for several years.

Bo will review the traditional approach to testing, then discuss how this approach contrasts with the QA tester’s role on an XP team. His current responsibilities include manual testing, automated testing, requirements gathering, graphic layout and design, GUI design, coordination with outsourcing contractors, and being a testing mentor.

The second half of the evening will focus on the technical challenge of unit testing PHP, the very popular open source web scripting language. Atomic Object will present some of their work in this area and demonstrate PHP unit tests.

The meeting will be held in the X-Rite cafeteria. X-Rite is located at 3100 44th Street, SW, Grandville, just east of the Rivertown Crossings mall. Entry for the meeting will be via the front door.

We appreciate RSVPs to coordinator@xpwestmichigan.org for snack estimation and name tags.