Software Test Professionals Association Announces Award Finalists

Aug 31, 2010, 15:55 ET from Software Test Professionals Association

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Software Test Professionals Association announced today that voting for the recipient of the first annual Software Test Luminary award will close this week.  The top three nominees were selected by the community in a nomination process whereby members of the global software testing community were asked to nominate the industry professional who not only inspired others in the testing profession but who had significantly impacted the profession by their determination, persistence and commitment to improving software testing processes or methodologies.  The three finalists are James Bach, Cem Kaner and Gerald Weinberg.

James Bach is a leading voice in the Context-Driven school of testing and is also a founding member of the Association for Software Testing.  He has written many articles and books about testing.  He has introduced numerous ideas to the industry, including formalized exploratory testing, session-based test management and sapient testing.

The focus of Cem Kaner's career is the satisfaction and safety of software customers, users and developers. His work is multidisciplinary—testing is one of the disciplines. Kaner sees much of software engineering as applied social science and argues that testers must develop and apply technological and cognitive skills, rather than relying on routine processes.

Jerry Weinberg is a programmer who has authored or co-authored several hundred articles and more than 30 books. His works have addressed operating systems and programming languages, as well as all phases of the software life-cycle, including defining problems and requirements, analysis and design, testing and measurement, as well as management.

Additional information about the nominees is available on the Association's website at The award recipient will be announced at the Software Test Professionals Conference 2010 which takes place October 19-21 in Las Vegas, Nevada (  

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About Software Test Professionals Conference & Expo 2010

Software Test Professionals Conference & Expo 2010 is the leading event for the software testing and quality assurance professional community. Held October 19-21 in Las Vegas Nevada, the conference offers six sessions: test leadership, test strategy & process, agile testing, performance testing, test automation and a hands-on testing techniques lab.  

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