STAREAST 2013 - Software Testing Conference

PRESENTATIONS

By
Thomas McCoy, Australian Department of Families

As the testing discipline continues to evolve—and the demands on testers increase—we need to look for new paradigms to guide our work. Thomas McCoy believes the profession of journalism has much to offer in helping us ask the right kinds of questions, be heard, and deliver bad news...

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Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering

Throughout the years, Lightning Talks have been a popular part of the STAR conferences. If you’re not familiar with the concept, Lightning Talks consists of a series of five-minute talks by different speakers within one presentation period. Lightning Talks are the opportunity for speakers...

By
Lloyd Roden, Lloyd Roden Consultancy

As testers and test managers we often find ourselves struggling just to survive within our organization—sometimes with the possibility of job loss due to outsourcing looming. Often, we are told to become more “effective,” “efficient,” and do “more with less.” However, most testers and test...

By
Jeff Payne, Coveros, Inc.

Agile software development has fundamentally changed the way software testing is performed. No longer is testing relegated to the end of the lifecycle where its budgets are cut and its conclusions ignored. Now we live in a world where testing drives development and, for better or worse...

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Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering

Lee Copeland maintains that most organizations have some kind of metrics program—and almost all are ineffective. After explaining the concept of measurement, Lee describes two key reasons for these almost universal metrics program failures. The first major mistake people make is...

By
Steve Weisfeldt, Neotys

Is the cloud just another overhyped IT buzzword or a transformational technology wave? Steve Weisfeldt helps you get past all the noise and identify how you can leverage the cloud’s flexibility and scalability to save time and money on load and performance testing. Steve describes ways...

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Scott Barber, PerfTestPlus, Inc.

In response to increasing market demand for well-performing applications, many organizations implement performance testing programs, often at great expense. Sadly, these solutions alone are often insufficient to keep pace with emerging expectations and competitive pressures.

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Eric Jacobson, Turner Broadcasting

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

By
Jonathan Kohl, Kohl Concepts, Inc.

As applications for smartphones and tablets become incredibly popular, organizations face increasing pressure to quickly and successfully deliver testing for these devices. When faced with a mobile testing project, many testers find it tempting to apply the same methods and techniques used...

By
Eran Kinsbruner

In today's dynamic mobile marketplace—where new handsets and mobile operating systems are released every day—your ability to deal with these changes which impact your mobile product is vital. The mobile application lifecycle today must be short; must be of great quality; cover...

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