STAREAST 2001 - Software Testing Conference


Glen Schulze, PHH Arval

You've purchased the tools. Now you're ready to start Web load testing. Learn how one company developed a process that supports-in a repeatable manner-the planning, coordination, results analysis, and results reporting that are necessary to make a Web load test cost-efficient and effective. Using information gained from lessons learned, documentation templates, and planning templates, get a jump start on your process.

Paul Lupinacci, Changepoint Corporation

Quality assurance (QA) and testing are critical to the success of any software company. However, the senior management team doesn't always understand this and needs to be educated about the world of software QA and testing. Learn how to raise the profile of QA within your organization and communicate effectively with senior management by understanding their perspective. Explore various strategies for educating and communicating with the management team.

Shakil Ahmad, Convergys

Learn how the Convergys Test Automation Team developed an Advanced Data Driven Testing (ADDT) approach using a test automation engine. Gain insight into how this technique was successfully implemented to improve the reliability and quality of their software products and reduce the number of testing man-hours. Shakil Ahmad gives a high-level description of the engine design, functionality, and benefits as he shares his company's successes-and frustrations.

Edward Smith, MangoSoft Corporation

This paper introduces techniques used to automate the results analysis process. It examines the analysis of
crash dump files and log files to extract consistent failure summaries and details, showing how these are
used in problem reporting. It then studies the practical application of Automated Test Results Processing
at Mangosoft Incorporated and presents data showing the impact this has had in product testing.

Ashish Jain and Siddhartha Dalal, Telcordia Technologies

Large application services are very dynamic in their functionality, with some of the business rules hosted by these services changing on a daily basis. This presentation discusses one company's experience in developing a new methodology and test infrastructure for automated testing and nonstop QA monitoring of large application services with high requirements churn. Learn how this method allows you to get a handle on quality even though the application services requirements remain a moving target.

Susan Joslyn, SJ+ Systems Associates, Inc

Learn from a "developer-in-recovery" the strategies for overcoming testing phobia and testing animosity among developers. Now a "convert" to disciplined, quality-oriented software development, Susan Joslyn provides you with approaches that are helpful in educating developers, most of whom actually want to make a better contribution to quality practices. The testers who must beg, cajole, and trick their developers into using them will benefit greatly from attending this session.

Tom Igielski, Upstream Solutions, Inc

Applications are often designed and developed with little regard for testing. Functional and Load/Configuration testing needs to be a collaborative effort between the development and testing groups for a project to be most successful. Everyone needs to "own" some of the testing responsibility. Learn how to accomplish an ongoing collaboration between application architects, designers, developers, and QA/testing personnel to identify and resolve problems (defects) in an efficient and timely manner.

Andrea MacIntosh, QA Labs Inc.

Configuration management has long been a staple activity for large, traditional software engineering projects but has been markedly absent from most Web development projects. This presentation gives a brief overview into configuration management from a tester's perspective. Learn of the costs, drawbacks, and benefits of configuration management. Discover quick and simple ways your testing staff can add configuration management to your Web development environment.

Rex Black, Rex Black Consulting Services, Inc.

What distinguishes good testers? Some characteristics explained in this presentation:

  • the right attitudes
  • the appropriate skills
  • continuous skills growth
Beverly Kopelic, Amberton Group, Ltd.

Identifying the failure points in complex eBusiness systems is becoming increasingly difficult. These systems may integrate business-to-business components, support e-commerce, and facilitate the delivery of electronic content. Learn how to evaluate the hardware, communications, and software architectures to design a successful test strategy to validate functional and structural requirements.


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