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Testing Web Applications for Security Defects[presentation]

Approximately three-fourths of today's successful system security breaches are perpetrated not through network or operating system security flaws but through customer-facing Web applications.

Michael Sutton, SPI Dynamics
Managing by the Numbers[presentation]

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

John Fodeh, HP - Mercury
Test Automation Centers of Excellence[presentation]

Many organizations want to automate their testing efforts, but they aren't sure how to begin. Successful test automation requires dedicated resources and automation tool expertise-two things that overworked test teams do not have.

Jennifer Seale, Nationwide Insurance
Modular Test Case Design:The Building Blocks of Reusable Tests[presentation]

The use of modular design in programming has been a common technique in software development for years.

Shaun Bradshaw, Questcon Technologies, A Division of Howard Systems Intl.
You're the New Test Manager - Now What?[presentation]

You've wanted this promotion to QA/Test manager for so long and now, finally, it's yours. But, you have a terrible sinking feeling ...

Brett Masek, American HealthTech
Piles of Sand[magazine]

When was the last time you thought about floating-point arithmetic? Chuck Allison says in order to attain maximum accuracy we need to brush up on our floating-point number knowledge and get back to our roots.

Chuck Allison's picture Chuck Allison
The New IEEE 829 Testing Standard: What You Need to Know[presentation]

You know about it. You've used it. Maybe you've even loved it. But now, after all these years, the IEEE 829 standard, the only international standard for test documentation, has been radically revised.

Claire Lohr, Lohr Systems
Measuring the Effectiveness of Testing Using DDP[presentation]

Does your testing provide value to your organization?

Dorothy Graham, Grove Consultants
Behavior Patterns for Designing Automated Tests[presentation]

Automated GUI tests often fail to find important bugs because testers do not understand or model intricate user behaviors. Real users are not just monkeys banging on keyboards.

Jamie Mitchell, Test & Automation Consulting LLC
Top Ten Tendencies That Trap Testers[presentation]

A trap is an unidentified problem that limits or obstructs us in some way. We don't intentionally fall into traps, but our behavioral tendencies aim us toward them.

Jon Bach, Quardev Laboratories
Communicating the Value of Testing[presentation]

Test managers constantly lament that few outside their group understand or care much about the value they provide and consistently deliver. Unfortunately, they are often correct.

Theresa Lanowitz, voke, Inc. and Dan Koloski, Empirix
How Not to Create Customer Satisfaction[article]

Given a choice, most people would rather have happy, satisfied customers than angry, complaining customers. But how to create customer satisfaction is sometimes a mystery. In this column, Naomi Karten describes one person's experience that backfired and taught him some lessons.

Naomi Karten's picture Naomi Karten
Lost in Translation[article]

Some lessons are so important that we get opportunities to learn them again and again. In this week's column, Payson Hall attends a project meeting where he relearns an important communication lesson about the meaning of words.

Payson Hall's picture Payson Hall
Top-Down Agile Adoption Strategies[article]

This article covers the challenges that organizations may face and also recommends possible "top down" solutions that could help in quickly adopting agile.

Feedback without Fear[magazine]

Does the word "feedback" make you cringe? How about "configuration management"? Steve Berczuk has a pain-free plan for using your build environments and software configuration management system to provide the feedback that is essential to a successful agile project.

Steve Berczuk's picture Steve Berczuk

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