Conference Presentations

How Spotify Tests World Class Apps
Slideshow

In today’s competitive world, more and more HTML5 applications are being developed for mobile and desktop platforms. Spotify has partnered with world-renowned organizations to create high quality apps to enrich the user experience. Testing a single application within a few months can be...

Alexander Andelkovic, Spotify
STARCANADA 2013: Concurrent Testing Games: Developers and Testers Working Together

The best software development teams find ways for programmers and testers to work closely together. These teams recognize that programmers and testers each bring their own unique strengths and perspectives to the project. However, working in agile teams requires us to unlearn...

Nate Oster, CodeSquads LLC
STARCANADA 2013 Keynote: Testing Lessons from Hockey (The World’s Greatest Sport)
Video

Over the years, Rob Sabourin has drawn important testing lessons from diverse sources including the great detectives, the Simpsons, Hollywood movies, comic book superheroes, and the hospital delivery room. Now Rob scores big with breakaway testing ideas from hockey, Canada’s national sport.

Rob Sabourin, AmiBug.com
Creating Dissonance: Overcoming Organizational Bias toward Software Testing
Slideshow

Overcoming organizational bias toward software testing can be a key factor in the success of your testing effort. Negative bias toward testing can impact its perceived value—just as inaccurate positive bias can set your team up for failure through mismanaged expectations. A structured...

Keith Klain, Barclays Capital
Keynote: The Mismeasure of Software: The Last Talk on Measurement You’ll Ever Need to Hear
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Lee Copeland maintains that most organizations have some kind of metrics program—and almost all are ineffective. After explaining the concept of measurement, Lee describes two key reasons for these almost universal metrics program failures. The first major mistake people make is...

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Emotional Intelligence in Software Testing
Slideshow

As test managers and test professionals we can have an enormous emotional impact on others. We're constantly dealing with fragile egos, highly charged situations, and pressured people playing a high-stakes game under conditions of massive uncertainty. We're often the bearers...

Thomas McCoy, Australian Department of Families
The Pathologies of Failed Test Automation Projects
Slideshow

Most test automation projects never die—they just become a mess and are redone. Initial solutions that start well and are full of promise often end up as brittle and unmaintainable monsters consuming more effort than they save. Political feuds can flourish as different automation solutions...

Michael Stahl, Intel
STARWEST 2012 Keynote: Tapping into Testing Mobile Applications
Video

Look around you at all those people gazing into smart phones and tablets, tapping away, seemingly oblivious to what’s going on around them. Like it or not, mobile devices and the applications they host are now enmeshed in our everyday lives. 

Jonathan Kohl, Kohl Concepts Inc.
Testing Requirements in Motion
Video

Regg Struyk of Polarion speaks on how to maximize collaboration with QR technology, integrating QR into your Daily Standup Meeting and how to execute Test Runs using QR Codes

Regg Struyk, Polarion
STARWEST 2012 Keynote: State-of-the-Art Cloud Testing: Experiences with Bing Search
Video

The cloud is penetrating every technology organization and almost every software product or service. The cloud affects everything inside development, bringing profound changes to how engineers build, test, release, and maintain software and systems.

Ken Johnston, Microsoft

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