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Open Source Tools for Web Application Performance Testing[presentation]

OpenSTA is a solid open-source testing tool that, when used effectively, fulfills the basic needs of performance testing of Web applications. Dan Downing will introduce you to the basics of OpenSTA including downloading and installing

Dan Downing, Mentora Inc
Preparing the Test Team to Go Agile[presentation]

When we read about agile development, we find developers using nUnit for unit testing while customers are using FIT for acceptance tests. But where are the testers? You know--those folks who have years of experience in testing.

Janet Gregory, DragonFire Inc.
Measuring the End Game of Software Project - Part Deux[presentation]

The schedule shows only a few weeks before product delivery. How do you know whether you are ready to ship? Test managers have dealt with this question for years, often without supporting data.

Mike Ennis, Savant Tecnology
Practical Model-Based Testing for Interactive Applications[presentation]

Model-based tests are most often created from state-transition diagrams. Marlon Vieria generates automated system tests for many Siemens systems from use cases and activity diagrams.

Marlon Vieira, Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
Improving the Skills of Software Testers[presentation]

Many training courses include the topic of soft skills for testers, specifically their attitudes and behaviors. Testers are told that to be effective they need a negative mindset and a negative approach. Krishna Iyer challenges this belief.

Krishna Iyer, ZenTEST Labs
Testing for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance[presentation]

In the wake of huge accounting scandals, many organizations are now being required to conform to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) legal requirements regarding internal controls. Many of these controls are implemented within computer applications.

Suresh Chandrasekaran, Cognizant
A Tester's Role in Agile Projects[presentation]

Some agile methodologists claim that testers are not needed in agile projects--all testing is done either by developers or users. Chris Hetzler has seen the effects of that approach, and they are not pretty. When customers find

Chris Hetzler, Microsoft
Measuring the "Good" in "Good Enough Testing"[presentation]

The theory of "good enough" software requires determining the trade off between delivery date (schedule), absence of defects (quality), and feature richness (functionality) to achieve a product which can meet both the customer's

Gregory Pope, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Branch Out Using Classification Trees for Test Case Design[presentation]

Classification trees are a structured, visual approach to identify and categorize equivalence partitions for test objects to document test requirements so that anyone can understand them and quickly build test cases.

Julie Gardiner, QST Consultants Ltd.
Keeping it Between the Ditches: A Dashboard to Guide Your Testing[presentation]

As a test manager, you need to know how testing is proceeding at any point during the test. You are concerned with important factors such as test time remaining, resources expended, product quality, and test quality. When

Randy Rice, Rice Consulting Services Inc
Session-Based Exploratory Testing: A Large Project Adventure[presentation]

Session-based exploratory testing has been proposed as a new and improved approach to software testing.

George Bliss, Captaris
Say Yes - or Say No? What to Do When You're Faced with the Impossible[presentation]

The ability to communicate is a tester's-and test manager's-most important skill. Imagine this scenario. You’re a test manager. Your team is working as hard as they can.

Johanna Rothman, Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.
What Every Tester Needs to Know to Succeed in the Agile World[presentation]

Agile methodologies may be coming soon to a project near you. Agile software development holds the promise of faster

Jean Tabaka, Rally Software Development
Software Security Testing: It's Not Just for Functions Anymore[presentation]

What makes security testing different from classical software testing? Part of the answer lies in expertise, experience, and attitude.

Gary McGraw, Cigital Inc
How to Build Your Own Robot Army[presentation]

Software testing is tough-it can be exhausting and there is never enough time to find all the important bugs. Wouldn't it be nice to have a staff of tireless servants working day and night to make you look good? Well, those days are here.

Harry Robinson, Google

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