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Application Performance and Reliability Management - 24x7[presentation]

Managing system performance and reliability has never been as significantx0151or as challengingx0151as it is now. These days, most organizations have multi-technology, multi-vendor, multi-tier environments.

Ross Collard, Collard and Company
Just Enough Software Test Automation[presentation]

To answer the question ''How much test automation is enough?'' we have to look at the areas of the software testing process that can be automated, followed by the areas that should be automated, as well as what levels and types of tests will be automated.

Daniel Mosley, Daniel Mosley & Associates
Testing Web Services: A Dose of Reality[presentation]

Web services truly have the potential to change the world! Along with the magic of Web services comes a dose of reality. For Web services to truly be a panacea to the masses, quality is imperative.

Theresa Lanowitz, Gartner Inc
Adventures in Test Automation of Embedded Systems[presentation]

Has your organization ever wondered about the various types, levels, and approaches to automation in testing embedded software-systems, and how you "stack up" in using them?

Jon Hagar, Jon Hagar Educational Services
Differential Testing: A Cost-Effective Automated Approach for Large, Complex Systems[presentation]

Differential testing is an automated method you can use in testing large, complex systems.

Rick Hower, Digital Media Group, Inc.
The Journey to Test Automation Maturity[presentation]

There's a pattern to the way test automation typically emerges within an organization.

Dorothy Graham, Grove Consultants
Implementing an Enterprise Monitoring Solution: Testing and Operations Deliver Together[presentation]

Achieving high levels of availability and scalability for large server environments is a challenge that impacts all aspects of application design, development, testing, deployment, and operations.

Nancy Landau, Fidelity Information Services
Home-Brewed Test Automatioin: Approaches from Extreme Programming Projects[presentation]

Projects that use eXtreme programming (XP) often do not use commercial GUI test tools, finding it more useful to build their own support for test automation.

Bret Pettichord, Pettichord Consulting
Smaller-Scale Web Sites Need Performance Testing Too![presentation]

Even a smaller-scale Web site requires careful planning and execution of performance tests. Making the critical decisions in a timely manner and identifying the performance goals are still prerequisites to a successful test.

Dale Perry, Software Quality Engineering
Testing Testability[article]

Recently I overheard a conversation between a test analyst and a business analyst about how a function should be tested. The response from the business analyst was, "If it is not breaking the application, it must be working fine!" Testing staff comes across such scenarios where a part or functionality of the application under test is not "testable." The tests they carry out are not conclusive enough to say that the functionality is working as specified. In this week's article, Ipsita Chatterjee defines testability and looks at the benefits of incorporating it in the products. Also discussed are simple ways to monitor the incorporation of this non-functional requirement in the software development life cycle and a few industry myths about testability.

Ipsita Chatterjee's picture Ipsita Chatterjee
Is Your Haystack Missing a Needle?[magazine]

Using manual testing to determine if your application is missing any files is worse than looking for a needle in a haystack: it's like trying to determine if your haystack is missing any needles! One tester tells the story of how some clever coding saved his project a good deal of time and quite a few headaches.

Chris McMahon's picture Chris McMahon
Between the Lines[magazine]

Get the software engineering slant on items from the recent news.

Heather Shanholtzer's picture Heather Shanholtzer
Comparatively Speaking[magazine]

Turn to The Last Word, where software professionals who care about quality give you their opinions on hot topics. This month, see why one practitioner believes there's no such thing as a best practice.

Michael Bolton's picture Michael Bolton
Rating Scheme = Disrupted Team[magazine]

Need a place to go to get the solutions you've been craving? Management Fix is what you've been looking for. In this issue, find out how to manage when you're asked to grade on a curve.

Esther Derby's picture Esther Derby
Is That a Fact?[magazine]

We're pleased to bring you technical editors who are well respected in their fields. Get their take on everything that relates to the industry, technically speaking. In this issue, read about the importance of recognizing inconvenient facts—and how finding a way to change them could be the key to success.

Brian Marick's picture Brian Marick


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