Testing Big Software Projects Not for Wimps

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Scott Guthrie (a Microsoft product unit manager on web platform and tools who got ASP.NET started): Testing ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Web Developer:

"[W]e need to deliver [ot] on the same date on three radically different processor architectures (x86, IA-64, and x64 processor architectures), on 4 different major OS variations (Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Longhorn), support design-time scenarios with 7 different Visual Studio SKUs, and be localized into 34+ languages. […]
My team will have ~105,000 test cases and ~505,000 functional test scenarios covered when we ship Whidbey. […] My team currently has 4 labs where we keep approximately 1,200 machines."

In semi-related news, I see more people waking up to the fact Google might turn into a significant Microsoft ISV.
11/22/04 update: Google Deskbar Plug-in .NET Development Kit.

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