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Who Cares?

Should the public care about software testing? That's the question that the Association for Software Testing and the BCS Software Testing Specialist Group asked at our first joint peer conference on 22nd November 2020. The remit was: It’s our contention that most people don’t think very much about software development and software testing, despite software being deeply embedded in almost all aspects of our lives. When there’s a publicised issue such as a national bank failing to process customer orders for several days, a government IT project overrunning for years and then being canned, or a self-driving car causing a fatal accident, then society might take notice for a while. However, even when that happens it’s rare for the complexities and risks associated with the creation, integration, and maintenance of software systems to be front and centre in the discussion, and testing almost never makes it