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Why Is Error Prevention Important?[article]

The software industry historically has been plagued with an inability to release products that are adequately tested. Examples of poor quality in the software consumer market abound. From applications that can only be considered fully functional after a half-dozen "upgrades," to the frequent reports of damaging software viruses that reflect poorly on software security and stability, the software industry is consistently indicted for quality lapses. Put bluntly, much of the software in the consumer market isn't worth the cost of shrink-wrapping. This article serves as a rallying cry to bridge the gap between software quality efforts and other industry quality efforts.

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Testing Middleware Communication Platforms: XML to the Rescue?[presentation]

Middleware has held a significant place in software history since its advent in the 1990s. Today, middleware is being used more and more in the B2B arena.

Nitish Rathi, Independent Consultant and Manish Rathi, Telcordia Technologies
Challenging Conventional Wisdom[presentation]

The earth is flat. Mankind will never fly. Reasonable people believed these “facts” for

Elizabeth Langston, SAS Institute Inc.
The Best of the New Testing Techniques[presentation]

In the testing profession, we live in a blizzard of new ideas, reminders about how to obtain value from old ideas, and other helpful advice. That's part of being involved in a vigorous, fast-evolving field.

Ross Collard, Collard & Company
Testing in the Extreme Programming World[presentation]

Much attention has been given to the topic of lightweight development processes-especially eXtreme Programming (XP).

Robert Martin, Object Mentor, Inc.
A White Box Approach to Testing an eCommerce System[presentation]

This presentation gives one team's experience installing and testing a multiserver eCommerce system that had storefronts that were to be created by the customer.

Andrew O. Mellinger, Critical Path Software
The Path to Universal Automated Testing[presentation]

The adoption of a universal automated testing methodology (UAT) can seem a complex and costly prospect at first glance.

Celestina Bianco and Joan Carles Sanchez, NTE s.a.
The Dangers of Use Cases Employed as Test Cases[presentation]

Use cases are a great way to organize and document a software system's functionality from the user's perspective. However, they have limited uses for testers. They are great vehicles to accomplish some tasks, and not so great for others.

Bernie Berger, Test Assured, Inc.
User Acceptance Testing: The Overlooked and Underplanned[presentation]

User acceptance testing is sometimes regarded as the red-headed stepchild of testing. Most of us tend to focus on functional and performance testing, and in doing so forget who it is we're actually developing the application for.

Kevin Au, Experio
Theory and Practice in Test Process Improvement at Barclays Bank[presentation]

How do you obtain buy-in on a test process improvement project in an organization with nearly two thousand developers? This presentation gives the inside story of how Barclays Bank Plc.

Kath Harrison, Barclays Bank Plc. and Martin Pol, POLTEQ IT Services B.V.
How to Establish a Rapid QA Process for Web Development[presentation]

The majority of Web development projects incorporate a start-up scenario that slowly evolves a small group of test engineering roles made up of people with little or no QA experience.

Patricia Humphrey, Neoforma.com
Designing Reusable Test Automation[presentation]

This paper introduces the Sequencer design that facilitates the creation and execution of reusable operations. The idea behind the Sequencer is to carve the product under test into sets of functional operations.

Edward Guy Smith, Mangosoft Incorporated
Internationalizing Your QA Process[presentation]

The main topics of this presentation are: Understanding G11N, I18N and L10N; Planning for a Global QA Process; Overcoming Language-Specific Testing; and Selecting the Proper Tools.

Benson Margulies and Tom Lee, Basis Technology
Bottlenecks Exposed: The Most Frequently Found Performance Problems[presentation]

Dan Downing's experience with stress testing projects has revealed a handful of common denominators present in most Web site performance problems.

Dan Downing, Mentora
Learning to Test Wirelessly[presentation]

Wireless testing is closely related to Web testing, but they are not twins.

Geraldine Conley, Golden-Gate Technologies, Inc.

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