We’ve just closed our first CrowdChat discussing software speed and quality, AI and automation. We were thrilled to be joined by an audience of 47 tech specialists from around the world, reaching over 100,000 people. Discussion was active: our panel of experts and wider ‘crowd’ shared nearly 200 comments in the space of an hour. Thanks to everyone who tuned in live and took part!

Our co-founder, Professor Daniel Kroening, answered questions alongside CTO Dr. Peter Schrammel, author and Java expert Dr. Venkat Subramaniam and Java Champions Mala Gupta and Roberto Cortez. Topics included the state of software quality and security, and predictions for how the structure and set-up of software engineering teams will change to account for automated testing and modern development practices.

Top Questions Discussed

  • Why do we need faster development and always on product delivery?
  • What would you do with the extra time if you didn’t have to write test code?
  • What experience has anyone had of working with #AI in testing so far?
  • What's your preference - “Move fast and break things” or “Do the hard work, and get the code right”?

Key Takeaways: What is the future of code?

Key discussion points touched on the necessity of a tradeoff between fast development and sustainable development, the value of AI for testing open-source projects, and a debate about how much time developers currently spend on testing, if they test at all. 

Read the Chat

To see the final discussion in full, visit our CrowdChat page, where all of the #Diffchat posts are gathered in one place.