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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, 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
Ten Indispensable Tips for Performance Testing[presentation]

Whether you are inexperienced with performance testing or an experienced performance tester who is continuously researching ways to optimize your process and deliverables, this session is for you.

Gary Coil, IBM Global Services
Ensuring Quality in Web Services[presentation]

As Web service-based applications become more prevalent, testers must understand how the unique properties of Web services affect their testing and quality assurance efforts.

Chris Hetzler, Appolis Software
Test Metrics: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly[presentation]

Appropriate metrics used correctly can play a vital role in software testing. We use metrics to track progress, assess situations, predict events, and more.

John Fodeh, HP Software
A Pair of Stories about All-Pairs Testing[presentation]

What do you do when you're faced with testing a million or more possible combinations, all manually? Easy-just declare the problem so big and the time so short that testing is impossible.

Jon Bach, Quardev, Inc.
Bringing Shrek to Life: Software Testing at DreamWorks[presentation]

Want to take a behind the scenes look at DreamWorks Animation testing?

Anna Newman, DreamWorks Animation
Preparing for the Madness: Load Testing the College Bracket Challenge[presentation]

For the past two seasons, the Windows Live development team has run the College Bracket Challenge, which hosts brackets for scores of customers during the "March Madness" NCAA basketball tournament.

Eric Morris, Microsoft


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