Advanced Software Testing Support Group

Short Form


Years of real-world testing of large and complex programs reveals many challenges: nondeterministic tests, library dependencies, bugs in other programs, etc. Share your advanced testing wisdom in this interactive, directed "support group" session.


If you have repressed traumatic memories of software testing challenges that you have or have not yet overcome, attend this session to share and learn of similar experiences. All languages, testing frameworks, and testing methodologies are welcome. The group will be lead by a Perl programmer with years of testing stories, one of which you’re sure to relate to. By learning from others’ mistakes and success, we will all improve our testing skills, thereby making the world a better place through more reliable software.

Speaking experience

Daniel has been programming for more than 15 years, in C, C++, Perl, and other languages. For his job, he works with Perl and MySQL; and for his hobby, he works with C++ and Drizzle. He reaps great joy and satisfaction from awesome, reliable tests.


  • Daniel Nichter



    Daniel Nichter is a senior developer and database tools specialist at Percona, the oldest and largest independent MySQL support and consulting company. He has been developing database tools for MySQL since 2005. At the 2010 MySQL Conference & Expose, Daniel was named the Community Contributor of the Year for his work on Maatkit. He currently works on Percona Toolkit and contributes to Drizzle.