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Testing in the XP Paradigm: A Case Study[presentation]

The application in this case study is a new Web application developed for a Fiduciary Trust company. The company had been assured by their eXtreme developers that testers were unnecessary in this Web project.

Marnie Hutcheson, Ideva
Choosing and Managing the Ideal Test Team[presentation]

This paper discusses what it takes to assemble the right members to make a successful test team. Examples are given of what to do and what not to do. Want to know how to recruit the right testers for your project? Read on and find out!

Lloyd Roden, Grove Consultants
Getting Creative: A Fresh Perspective on Software Testing[presentation]

Being creative means using all the resources at your disposal to analyze, strategize, plan, test, and ultimately deliver the information your management needs, when they need it, so they can make better decisions.

Elisabeth Hendrickson, Quality Tree Software, Inc.
Always Assume Your Assumptions Are Wrong[article]

A potentially serious impediment to success in software projects is false assumptions. Both yours and everyone else's. If you act on false assumptions as though they're true, such as by assuming you understand exactly what your customers want, you may find yourself faced with flawed software and failed projects. In this column, Karten explores false, conflicting, and hidden assumptions, and how you can "surface" them.

Naomi Karten's picture Naomi Karten
Software Test for Embedded and Real-Time Systems[presentation]
Jon Hagar, Jon Hagar Inc.
A Roadmap for Automating Software Testing[presentation]

Materials in this course are not being published at the request of the author. You may contact the author at

Michael Sowers, Software Development Technologies
Introduction to Systematic Testing[presentation]

This course provides an introduction and overview of a systematic approach to testing. The goal is to create well focused and structured tests. This is only one view of testing.

Dale Perry, Software Quality Engineering
Testing for Globalization - Experience from IBM[presentation]

G11n is an up-and-coming field. The more globally presentable a product is, the more revenue the producing company will earn.

Jerrold Landau, IBM
How to Break Software[presentation]

This course will provide you with some ideas to make your testing more effective. These ideas require self-study, practice, practice, and more practice. Take a look inside as James Whittaker teaches you how to break software.

James Whittaker, Florida Institute of Technology
The Meaning of "Schedule"[article]

As you move from project to project, have you ever marveled at how the meaning of the word "schedule" seems to change? This is not a delusion! "Schedule" is an emotionally charged word. At present there's no agreement about what a schedule is, or what it's supposed to do. All we know for sure is that the word is supposed to get people excited.

Sheryl Smith's picture Sheryl Smith
Testing the Programs That Test Programs[magazine]

This edition warns of the trouble that comes when you start testing the programs that test programs. Next-generation tools could be just what your project needs. Linda Hayes explains the pros and cons of implementing such a solution.

Linda Hayes's picture Linda Hayes
The Care and Feeding of Testing Skills[magazine]

It's a good idea to thoroughly study the bugs that have already been found in the software you're testing. It's even better if you study other people's bugs, too. Read on in this issue of Career Development as Elisabeth Hendrickson provides a helpful guide to continuous professional development.

Elisabeth Hendrickson's picture Elisabeth Hendrickson
A Look at the Perforce Version Control System[magazine]

Using the right tools for the job is always important; with tools that become components of your software production line, it is critical. Perforce is a version control system with ready hooks for integration into bug tracking systems. The author explains the advantages of using Perforce and why you should consider it for your team.

Tom Tyler's picture Tom Tyler
Get the Picture?[magazine]

Peter TerMaat tells the story of a failing project and a chart that influenced a $2 million decision.

Peter TerMaat's picture Peter TerMaat
Configuration Bugs That Bite[magazine]

Bugs can creep in through the smallest crack. The problem may not necessarily be the testing, it might be your change management system. In this latest offering of Bug Report, the authors describe two techniques you can use on your project.

Kristy Hill's picture Kristy Hill Mike Cohn


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