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Top Ten Attacks to Break Mobile Apps[presentation]
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To aid development in the mobile and smartphone app world, testers must do more than simply test against requirements; they should include attack-based testing to find common errors. In the tradition of James Whittaker’s How to Break Software books, Jon Hagar applies the testing...

Jon Hagar, Grand Software Testing
User Acceptance Testing in the Testing Center of Excellence[presentation]
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Centralization of testing services into a testing center of excellence (TCoE) for system testing is common in IT shops today. To make this transformation mature, the next logical step is to incorporate the user acceptance testing (UAT) function into the TCoE. This poses unique challenges...

Deepika Mamnani, Capgemini
The Test Manager’s Role in Agile: Balancing the Old and the New[presentation]
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What do test managers do? In traditional organizations, they assign people to projects, oversee the testers’ progress, provide feedback, and perhaps offer coaching to people who want it. Test managers are the go-to people when you don't know how to do something—not because they know...

Mary Thorn, ChannelAdvisor
Growing into Leadership[presentation]
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Pete Walen is not going to tell you how to be a good test manager. Instead, Pete shares ideas on becoming a true leader. While some managers certainly are leaders, testers of all varieties and experience levels can become leaders. Developing technical leadership skills, regardless of job...

Peter Walen, Gordon Food Service
The Unfortunate Triumph of Process over Purpose[presentation]
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As a test manager, James Christie experienced two divergent views of a single project. The official version claimed that planning and documentation were excellent, with problems discovered during test execution being managed effectively. In fact, the project had no useful plans, so testers...

James Christie, Claro Testing
Planning, Architecting, Implementing, and Measuring Automation[presentation]
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In automation, we often use several different tools that are not well integrated. These tools have been developed or acquired over time with little consideration of an overall plan or architecture, and without considering the need for integration. As a result, both efficiency and...

Mike Sowers, Software Quality Engineering
Using DevOps to Improve Software Quality in the Cloud[presentation]
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DevOps is gaining popularity as a way to quickly and successfully deploy new software. With all the emphasis on deployment, software quality can sometimes be overlooked. In order to understand how DevOps and software testing mesh, Jeff Payne demonstrates a fully implemented...

Jeff Payne, Coveros, Inc.
The Doctor Is In: Diagnosing Test Automation Diseases[presentation]
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When doing test automation, you sometimes notice that things are not working out as expected, but it’s not clear why. You are so caught up in the day-to-day work that you don't see the bigger picture. It’s like when you get sick―you know something is wrong, but you don’t know what. That’s...

Seretta Gamba, Steria Mummert ISS GmbH
Testing the New Disney World Website[presentation]
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At Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Technology, we provide the applications and infrastructure our online guests use to plan, book, explore, and enjoy their stay at our parks and resorts. With millions of page views per day and a multi-billion dollar ecommerce booking engine, we face a unique...

Les Honniball, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Technology
Testing Compliance with Accessibility Guidelines[presentation]
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Currently, 2.4 billion people use the Internet, and about 10 percent of the world’s population has some form of disability. This means millions of potential users will have difficulty accessing the Internet. Thus, accessibility testing should not be ignored. Anish Krishnan discusses the...

Anish Krishnan, Hexaware Technologies, Ltd
Speed Up Testing with Monitoring Tools[presentation]
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The software development lifecycle is a pretty complex process in many organizations. However, by using monitoring tools and methodologies, you can accelerate testing and release higher quality code―the cornerstone of rapid software delivery. These tools provide immediate feedback...

Jim Hirschauer, AppDynamics
Pairwise Testing Explained[presentation]
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Many software systems are required to process huge combinations of input data, all of which deserve to be tested. Since we rarely have time to create and execute test cases for all combinations, the fundamental problem in testing is how to choose a reasonably-sized subset that will find a...

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Testers, Use Metrics Wisely or Don’t Use Them at All[presentation]
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For thousands of years, human language has provided us with beautiful and complex ways of sharing important ideas. At the same time, language can derail attempts to communicate even the most basic pieces of critical information. We testers are the heralds of vast amounts of data, and...

Deborah Kennedy, Aditi Technologies
Five Ways to Improve Your Mobile Testing[presentation]
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Few technology shifts have impacted the way we do business as much as mobile. The new and exciting functionality delivered by mobile apps, the pace at which they are being developed, and their emergence as the “face of the business” requires that organizations deliver unprecedented quality...

Dennis Schultz, IBM
End-to-End Test Automation with Open Source Technologies[presentation]
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As organizations continue to adopt agile methodologies, testers are getting involved earlier in product testing. They need tools that empower them to manage varied test automation needs for web services, web APIs, and web and mobile applications. Open source solutions are available in...

Ramandeep Singh, QA InfoTech

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