Re: Missing the most fundemental aspects of software development.
What you said is true, however you missed the whole point. He didn't miss the fact that "testing does not begin with the code." That is a well established tenant of software engineering. Notice how you titled your post: "...of software development." You are ranting about improper software development, not improper testing. The fact is, even with proper software engineering practices, their must be a testing process before new software is released. That is the focus of the discussion. Also, it seems somewhat rude to post such a large amount of text which looks like it has been copied and pasted from a website on software engineering. You could put in a link instead.