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SmartBear and Microsoft Talk Quality Game Development at Develop in Brighton Conference

Senior Product Director of Collaborator at SmartBear Software along with Henry Golding, Software Development Engineer in Test at Microsoft, is presenting, “Quality is No Game: How to Ensure Quality in Game Development,”. SmartBear’s Mark Hammer and Microsoft’s Henry Golding Discuss Ensuring Quality in Game Development on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Develop in Brighton, United Kingdom.
Beverly, MA — July 01, 2014 — Mark Hammer, Senior Product Director of Collaborator at SmartBear Software, the choice of more than two million software professionals for building and delivering the world’s best applications, along with Henry Golding, Software Development Engineer in Test at Microsoft, is presenting, “Quality is No Game: How to Ensure Quality in Game Development,” on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Develop in Brighton Conference in the United Kingdom. Taking place on Tuesday, July 8 – Thursday, July 10, 2014, Develop in Brighton is Europe's leading developer conference covering all the important topics for game developers at every level of the game development community, from Indies to mega-studios, to business managers and graphic artists. 

WHAT:           “Quality is No Game: How to Ensure Quality in Game Development,” Presented by Mark Hammer of SmartBear and Henry Golding of Microsoft at the Develop in Brighton Conference 
 
WHEN:           Thursday, July 10, 2014, 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. BST         
 
WHERE:        Hilton Brighton Metropole, Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2FU
 
This session addresses how development, testing and other teams can collaborate to address areas of quality, how the lines between development and test are blurring and the role development-led automation can play in quality game development.
 
“Most developers understand the benefits of high quality code and identifying defects as early in the process as possible – before they reach the customer or even before they reach the testing team,” said Mark Hammer. “But how do you address quality at the development level? We explore the processes to put in place to ensure high quality early in the process and the tools to help in this effort – to ensure defects are found in the development stage, before testing and before the game hits the gamer.”
 
As Senior Product Director at SmartBear, Mark Hammer often speaks and writes about the software development process with a special emphasis on code and artifact review. He has been helping organizations manage peer code and document review for many years. He has over 20 years of experience in software product management and marketing with a strong track record in developing customer-focused business solutions in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets.
 
Henry Golding is a Software Development Engineer in Test at Microsoft. He works closely with Rare Ltd, part of Microsoft Studios, and a first party developer dedicated to innovation on Microsoft platforms. He was previously a Gameplay Programmer at video gaming developer Eurocom and a Tools Programmer with Lionhead Studios.
 
Collaboration among development teams is critical for better code and higher quality software. Collaborator by SmartBear is the most full-featured, easy-to-use code and peer review tool available. For a free trial, visit: http://smartbear.com/products/software-development/code-review/free-trial-form/.
 
For more information on Collaborator and extended code review, visit:
http://smartbear.com/products/software-development/code-review/. On Twitter, follow @CollaboratorSB.
 
For more information on Develop in Brighton, visit: http://www.developconference.com/. On Twitter, follow @developconf.
 
 

About SmartBear Software

Supporting more than four million software professionals and over 25,000 organizations in 194 countries, SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. The company’s products help deliver the highest quality and best performing software possible while helping teams ship code at nearly impossible velocities. With products for API testing, UI testing, code review and performance monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications, SmartBear equips every development, testing and operations team member with the tools to ensure quality at every stage of the software cycle. For more information, visit: http://smartbear.com, or for the SmartBear community, go to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+.

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