When you’re on a plane, do you ever think about the software that is needed to fly and maintain an aircraft effectively? Software testers do. The importance of testing software, especially when it correlates with the safety of people, is unmatched in the software development process. In regulated industries, any defect that arises from an improper testing process can lead to a lawsuit and hefty fines. Martin Hynie has been testing since 1998 and is the manager of software testing team for MXI Technologies in Canada. His team tests software that helps maintain military and commercial aircraft. I had a chance to get a quick interview with Mr. Hynie about his approaches to software testing and his biases when testing.