STARCANADA 2013 - Software Testing Conference

PRESENTATIONS

By
Nate Oster, CodeSquads LLC

On agile teams, testers can struggle to “keep up” with the pace of development if they continue employing a waterfall-based verification process—finding bugs after development. Nate Oster challenges you to question waterfall assumptions and replace this legacy verification testing...

By
Gerard Meszaros, Independent Consultant

Most systems are not designed to make test automation easy! Fortunately, the whole-team approach, prescribed by most agile methodologies, gives us an opportunity to break out of this rut. Gerard Meszaros describes the essential elements of practical and proven agile test automation strategy.

By
Jeff "Cheezy" Morgan, LeanDog

Few topics are hotter these days than mobile software development. It seems that every company is rushing to release its own mobile application. However, when it comes time to build that software, companies quickly discover that things are different now.

By
Paul Holland, Testing Thoughts

Many organizations use software testing metrics extensively to determine the status of their projects and whether or not their products are ready to ship. Unfortunately most, if not all, of the metrics in use are so flawed that they are not only useless but possibly dangerous—misleading...

By
Leslie Segal, Testware Associates Inc.

Many cloud-based performance and load testing tools claim to offer “cost-effective, flexible, pay-as-you-go pricing.” However, the reality is often neither cost-effective nor flexible. With many vendors, you will be charged whether or not you use the time (not cost effective), and...

By
Gary Mogyorodi, Software Testing Services

A tester’s toolbox today contains a number of test case design techniques—classification trees, pairwise testing, design of experiments-based methods, and combinatorial testing. Each of these methods is supported by automated tools.

By
Iain McCowatt, CGI

The software testing business is in the grip of a commoditization trend in which enterprises routinely flip flop between vendors—vendors who are engaged in a race to the bottom on price. 

By
Griffin Jones, Congruent Compliance

Sometimes software testers overvalue the adherence to the collective wisdom embodied in organizational processes and the mechanical execution of tasks. Overly directive procedures work—to a point—projecting an impression of firm, clear control. But do they generate test results that...

By
Nate Oster, CodeSquads LLC

The best software development teams find ways for programmers and testers to work closely together. These teams recognize that programmers and testers each bring their own unique strengths and perspectives to the project. However, working in agile teams requires us to unlearn...

By
Keith Klain, Barclays Capital

Overcoming organizational bias toward software testing can be a key factor in the success of your testing effort. Negative bias toward testing can impact its perceived value—just as inaccurate positive bias can set your team up for failure through mismanaged expectations. A structured...

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