STAREAST 2013 - Software Testing Conference

PRESENTATIONS

By
Jon Bach, eBay, Inc.

Stakeholders always want to release when they think we’ve finished testing. They believe we have discovered “all of the important problems” and “verified all of the fixes”—and now it’s time to reap the rewards. However, as testers we still can assist in improving software by learning about...

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Michael Stahl, Intel

Most test automation projects never die—they just become a mess and are redone. Initial solutions that start well and are full of promise often end up as brittle and unmaintainable monsters consuming more effort than they save. Political feuds can flourish as different automation solutions...

By
Paul Holland, Testing Thoughts

To assist in risk analysis, prioritization of testing, and test reporting (telling your testing story), you need a thorough Test Coverage Outline (TCO)—a road map of your proposed testing activities. By creating a TCO, you can prepare for testing without having to create a giant pile of...

By
Michael Bolton, DevelopSense

Software testing is a highly technical, logical, rational task. There's no place for squishy emotional stuff here—not among professional testers. Or is there? Because of commitment, risk, schedule, and money, emotions often do run high in software development and testing. Our ideas about...

By
Pascal Dufour, codecentric

Traditional processes have required testers to create a large amount of documentation in the form of test plans, test cases, and test reports. It’s time to think differently. Creating test artifacts in the “old school” textual style takes too much time away from actual testing. 

By
Allan Wagner, IBM Software—Rational

The ability to rapidly release new product features is vital to the success of today’s businesses. To accelerate development, teams are adopting agile practices and leveraging service-oriented architectures to integrate legacy applications with other systems. At the same time, testing...

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Jamie Mitchell, Jamie Mitchell Consulting, Inc.

Jamie Mitchell explores perhaps the most underused test technique in our arsenal—white-box testing. Also known as structural testing, white-box requires some programming expertise, access to the code, and an analysis tool. If you only employ black-box testing, you could easily ship...

By
Shaun Bradshaw, Zenergy Technologies, Inc. & Bob Galen, RGalen Consulting

Metrics are powerful tools when used to effect positive change in a project or organization. However, the value and benefits of metrics are often dependent on the context. While certain metrics provide information and insight to drive decision making for a traditional development approach...

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