STARCANADA 2013 - Software Testing Conference


Richard Bender, BenderRBT

The industry knows that a majority of software defects have their root cause in poor requirements. So how can testers help improve requirements? Richard Bender asserts that requirements quality significantly improves when testers systematically validate the requirements as they are developed.

Alexander Andelkovic, Spotify

In today’s competitive world, more and more HTML5 applications are being developed for mobile and desktop platforms. Spotify has partnered with world-renowned organizations to create high quality apps to enrich the user experience. Testing a single application within a few months can be...

Dan Shire, IBM Canada & David Best, IBM Canada

In 2014, most Canadian businesses will face significant challenges as government regulations go into effect, requiring websites to be accessible to users with disabilities. Are your project teams knowledgeable about the technical accessibility standards?

Dorothy Graham, Software Test Consultant

Some test automation ideas seem very sensible at first glance but contain pitfalls and problems that can and should be avoided. Dot Graham describes five of these “intelligent mistakes”—1. Automated tests will find more bugs quicker. (Automation doesn’t find bugs, tests do.) ...

Eric Jacobson, Turner Broadcasting Inc.

Testers have been taught they are responsible for all testing. Some even say “It’s not tested until I run the product myself.” Eric Jacobson thinks this old school way of thinking can hurt a tester’s reputation and—even worse—may threaten team success. Learning to recognize opportunities...

Chris Munroe, uTest

No matter how thorough the test team or how expansive the test lab, Chris Munroe knows that defects still abound in mobile apps after launch. With more “non-software” companies launching mobile apps every day, testers have increased pressure to ensure apps are secure and function as intended.

William Oliver, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

During the past ten years, static analysis tools have become a vital part of software development for many organizations. However, the question arises, “Can we quantify the benefits of static analysis?” William Oliver presents the results of a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory study...

George Wilkinson, Grove Consultants

If you’ve tried to make testing really count, you know that “risk” plays a fundamental part in deciding where to direct your testing efforts and how much testing is enough. Unfortunately, project managers often do not understand or fully appreciate the test team’s view of risk...

Thomas Vaniotis, Liquidnet

Do you struggle to find the best way to explain your testing status and coverage to your stakeholders? Do numbers and metrics make your stakeholders’ eyes glaze over, or, even worse, do you feel dirty giving metrics that you know are going to be abused? Do you have challenges...

Jonathan Kohl, Kohl Concepts, Inc.

The last exciting era in testing was the late ‘90s when the web turned technology on its ear, the agile movement overthrew our processes, and the rise of open source gave us accessible and innovative tools. However, since then, Jonathan Kohl finds it has been a lot of the same-old, same-old.


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