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Selecting Mischief Makers: Vital Interviewing Skills[presentation]

Much of testing is tedious-the focus on details, the repetitive execution of the same code, the detailed paperwork, the seemingly endless technical discussions, and the complex data analysis.

Andy Bozman, Orthodyne Electronics
Even Cavemen Can Do It: Find 1,000 Defects in 1,000,000 Lines of Code in 30 Days[presentation]

Due to the increased emphasis on computer security, great advances have been made in static analyzer tools that can detect many code errors that often elude programmers, compilers, test suites, and visual reviews.

Gregory Pope, William Oliver and Kimberly Ferrari, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Load Testing New Web Technologies[presentation]

Web 2.0 applications represent a major evolution in Web development. These applications are based on new technologies such as AJAX, RIA, Web services, and SOA.

Eran Witkon, RadView Software
Apodora: An Open Source Framework for Web Testing[presentation]

Are you frustrated with automated test scripts that require constant maintenance and don't seem to be worth the effort? Seth Southern introduces Apodora, a new open source framework for automating functional testing of Web applications.

Seth Southern, ACULIS - Software Development Services
Emotional Test Oracles[presentation]

An oracle is a heuristic principle or mechanism by which we may recognize a problem.

Michael Bolton, DevelopSense
A "Framework for Test" for Repeatable Success[presentation]

Do you have defined and documented processes that describe all the activities and deliverables for testing? Do you have a documented road map for repeating test project successes?

Randy Slade, Kaiser Permanente
Lightning Talks: A Potpourri of 5-Minute Presentations[presentation]

Lightning Talks are nine five-minute talks in one conference session. Lightning Talks represent a much smaller investment of time than track speaking and offer the chance to try conference speaking without the heavy commitment.

Dawn Haynes, PerfTestPlus, Inc.
Testing SOA Applications: What's New, What's Not[presentation]

The Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) approach to building applications is rapidly approaching critical mass. With this architecture comes a new set of challenges for testers.

Brian Bryson, IBM Rational
The Ten Most Important Automation Questions-and Answers[presentation]

As test automation becomes more complex, many important strategic issues emerge. Mukesh Mulchandani shares key questions you must answer before you begin a test automation project or an improvement program.

Mukesh Mulchandani and Krishna Iyer, ZenTEST Labs
Improving Testing with Quality Stubs[presentation]

Many testers use stubs-simple code modules that simulate the behavior of much more complicated things. As components and their interfaces evolve, it is easy to overlook the need for associated stubs to evolve with them.

Lee Clifford, Virgin Mobile UK
The Secrets of Faking a Test Project[presentation]

It's never been easier to fool your manager into thinking that you're doing a great job testing! In his presentation, Jonathan Kohl covers today's most respected test fakery.

Jonathan Kohl, Kohl Concepts Inc.
Load Generation Capabilities for Effective Performance Testing[presentation]

To carry out performance testing of Web applications, you must ensure that sufficiently powerful hardware is available to generate load levels.

John Scarborough, Aztecsoft
Testing AJAX Applications with Open Source Selenium[presentation]

Today's rich AJAX applications are much more difficult to test than the simple Web applications of yesterday.

Patrick Lightbody, Gomez, Inc.
Bugs Bunny on Bugs! Hidden Testing Lessons from the Looney Tunes Gang[presentation]

Bugs Bunny, Road Runner, Foghorn Leghorn, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, and Michigan J. Frog provide wonderful metaphors for the challenges of testing. From Bugs Bunny we learn about personas and the risks of taking the wrong turn in Albuquerque.

Robert Sabourin, AmiBug.com Inc
Result Driven Testing: Adding Value to Your Organization[presentation]

Software testers often have great difficulty in quantifying and explaining the value of their work. One consequence is that many testing projects receive insufficient resources and, therefore, are unable to deliver the best value.

Derk-Jan Grood, Collis

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