test methodologies

Conference Presentations

Create Products That Customers Love: A Testing Perspective
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Have you ever stood in line at midnight to buy the latest release of a product? Have you worked on a product that created such delight in customers that they camped out overnight to be the first to buy it? Though this level of customer devotion is rare, it is possible to create everyday...

Steve Hares, eBay
Static Testing: We Know It Works, So Why Don’t We Use It?
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We know that static testing is very effective in catching defects early in software development. Serious bugs, like race conditions which can occur in concurrent software, can't be reliably detected by dynamic testing. Such defects can cause a business major damage when they pop up in...

Meenakshi Muthukumaran, Tata Consultancy Services
Improve Your Test Process from the Bottom Up
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Test process improvement can be done in many ways. In a top-down approach a central organization does all the planning, and then implementation is done when everything is ready. In a bottom-up approach the improvements, developed and implemented in individual projects, are then spread...

Gitte Ottosen, Capgemini-Sogeti Denmark
Blunders in Test Automation
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In chess, the word blunder means a very bad move by someone who should know better. Even though functional test automation has been around for a long time, people still make some very bad moves and serious blunders. The most common misconception in automation is thinking that manual...

Dorothy Graham, Software Test Consultant
Web and Mobile App Accessibility Testing
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If a website or mobile app is not accessible to all potential visitors, is it truly a quality product? Services, products, information, and entertainment on the web and mobile devices can be made available to millions of consumers with vision, hearing, or motor control difficulties by...

Nancy Kastl, SPR Consulting
Reduce Third-Party Tool Dependencies in Your Test Framework
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Have you found yourself forced to use outdated test tools because the cost to migrate was prohibitive? Have you abandoned or rewritten existing tests because it was easier (and cheaper) than migrating? With technology ever changing, most businesses struggle to keep up with producing...

Chris Mauck, Neustar, Inc.
Avoid Testing Mistakes or Really Bad Things Can Happen
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In our work we assess the quality of software to give well-grounded advice on the “go live” decision. We test software to prevent bad things from happening to users once the software is deployed. However, in some cases, the mere act of testing breaches safety barriers and can put companies...

Bart Knaack, Professional Testing
When Testers Feel Left Out in the Cold
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When you're responsible for testing, it's almost a given that you will find yourself in a situation in which you feel alone and out in the cold. Management’s commitment for testing might be lacking, your colleagues in the project might be ignoring you, your team members might lack...

Hans Buwalda, LogiGear
Testers and Testing: A Product Owner’s Perspective
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Testers frequently feel that they and their contributions to delivering software are undervalued. These feelings may stem from patterns of important defects being de-prioritized, receiving lower salaries than their peers who code, being assigned seemingly pointless tasks, or being expected...

Scott Barber, PerfTestPlus, Inc.
Designing a Robust Test Strategy for Mobile Apps
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Every day thousands of mobile apps are built, and many are released with poor quality. Dozens of new mobile devices become available every day. Immense pressure mounts on organizations to test mobile apps with shorter go-to-market cycles. Mobile app testing becomes overwhelming...

Parimala Hariprasad, Amadeus Software Labs India Pvt. Ltd

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