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What the US Marine Corp Taught Me About Test Management[presentation]

When we think of teams and teamwork, who epitomizes the team concept more than the US Marine Corps? From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli or to the hallways of your company, success requires teamwork.

Sean Buck, The Capital Group Companies Inc
Globalization Testing[presentation]

Globalization testing encompasses both internationalization testing and localization testing. Localization testing focuses on system details that must be modified for a particular location, region, or culture.

Terry Shidner, Symbio
Test Driven Development - It's Not Just for Unit Testing[presentation]

Test-driven development (TDD) is a new approach for software construction in which developers write automated unit tests before writing the code. These automated tests are always rerun after any codes changes.

Peter Zimmerer, Siemens
Planning for Successful Test Automation[presentation]

You have the automation tool. You have the right technical skills. You have the application experts at your disposal. It's time to jump in and start coding! Or is it?

Steve Walters, Dell
Testing Dialogues - Technical Issues[presentation]

Is there an important technical test issue bothering you? Or, as a test engineer, are you looking for some career advice?

Esther Derby, Esther Derby Associates Inc
Aligning Testing Strategies wwith Corporate Goals[presentation]

When developing a testing strategy, test managers normally review the business case for the project, study the new requirements, and consider what they know about the system under test.

Stewart Noakes, Transition Consulting Ltd
Testing XML Documents for Information Content[presentation]

More and more applications are generating XML documents as their primary or secondary outputs because XML is much easier to parse than traditional formats. However, simple string comparison is often too naïve to properly test XML documents.

Elliotte Harold, Polytechnic University
Let's End the Defect Report-Fix-Check-Rework-Cycle[presentation]

Find out how teams transitioning to Agile practices must re-think their workflows and project metrics originally designed to handle many hundreds of defect reports that occur in typical testlast development cycles.

Richard Leavitt, Rally Software Development
The Next Stop in Test Automation: Test Environment Setup[presentation]

To achieve the most effective test automation, you need to go beyond automated test case creation and implement automated environment setup.

Amit Mathur, VERITAS Software Corporation
Systematic Techniques for Fault Detection and Isolation[presentation]

Selecting the appropriate testing techniques and test cases improves test efficiency, reduces time to market, and gives you confidence that the system is ready to ship.

Madhav Phadke, Phadke Associates
How Much Quality is Enough?[presentation]

Are you striving for more quality than you really need? How would you know? "Good enough" quality does not mean "substandard" or "mediocre" but is actually an optimal and responsible economic principle we use everyday.

Jon Bach, Quardev Laboratories
How Much Building Is Too Much?[article]

Staged integration versus continuous integration—which does your team prefer? Can't decide if one is better than the other? In this column, Johanna Rothman explains that you can create the perfect blend of the two. Developers and testers benefit from frequent builds, but be careful with how much you build. Build too much or too little and a project could topple.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Issue Priority and Severity[article]

There are several topics that can trigger near religious fervor in software developers--languages, indentation, and comments come immediately to mind. One of Peter Clark's personal favorites is the relationship of issue priority to issue severity in defect tracking systems. Just what the heck do all those levels mean, anyway? In this week's column, Peter describes a solution that his company devised to clearly define the characteristics of severity and priority and help them better understand how the two work together.

Peter Clark's picture Peter Clark
Changing Minds About Context Switching[magazine]

Turn to The Last Word, where software professionals who care about quality give you their opinions on hot topics. This month, Johanna Rothman explains what technicians can do to convince management that context switching in the technical world is a sure-fire means to a late project.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
A Look at Canoo WebTest[magazine]

Need to get the scoop on the latest software tests and trends? You've come to the right place. Get one reviewer's opinion of Canoo WebTest, an open source tool that supports Web application development through test automation.

Lisa Crispin's picture Lisa Crispin

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