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STARWEST 2005: Testing Outside the Bachs: A Hands-On Exploratory Testing Workshop[presentation]

Simply put, exploratory testing means designing your tests as you perform them. When it's done well, it's a fantastically productive and rewarding approach to testing. However, to do it well requires training, practice, and discipline.

Jon Bach, Quardev Laboratories
A Flight of Fancy - The Evolution of a Test Process for Spacecraft Software[presentation]

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory formed an embedded software group for producing space flight software.

Brenda Clyde, Johns Hopkins University
Testing with Styles[presentation]

Walt Disney is famous for characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, but there were three special characters he used as thinking tools. No, not Huey, Duey, and Louie, Donald's nephews, but three special character styles.

Erik Petersen, Emprove
STARWEST 2005: Apprenticeships: A Forgotten Concept in Testing Training[presentation]

The system of apprenticeship was first developed in the late Middle Ages. The uneducated and inexperienced were employed by a master craftsman in exchange for formal training in a particular craft.

Lloyd Roden, Grove Consultants
STARWEST 2005: Lightning Talks: A Potpourri of 5-Minute Presentations[presentation]

Lightning Talks are nine five-minute talks in a fifty-minute time period. Lightning Talks represent a much smaller investment of time than track speaking and offer the chance to try conference speaking without the heavy commitment.

Erik Petersen, Emprove
Agile Testing of Embedded, Real-Time Systems[presentation]

Until now, Agile development and testing concepts have been aimed largely at Web sites, interactive applications, and software packages where short production cycles are a must.

Jon Hagar, Lockheed Martin
Open SourceTest Automation Frameworks[presentation]

Open source software has come a long way in the past few years. However, for automated testing there still are not many ready-made solutions.

Allen Hutchison, Google
What the US Marine Corp Taught Me About Test Management[presentation]

When we think of teams and teamwork, who epitomizes the team concept more than the US Marine Corps? From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli or to the hallways of your company, success requires teamwork.

Sean Buck, The Capital Group Companies Inc
Globalization Testing[presentation]

Globalization testing encompasses both internationalization testing and localization testing. Localization testing focuses on system details that must be modified for a particular location, region, or culture.

Terry Shidner, Symbio
Test Driven Development - It's Not Just for Unit Testing[presentation]

Test-driven development (TDD) is a new approach for software construction in which developers write automated unit tests before writing the code. These automated tests are always rerun after any codes changes.

Peter Zimmerer, Siemens
STARWEST 2005: Planning for Successful Test Automation[presentation]

You have the automation tool. You have the right technical skills. You have the application experts at your disposal. It's time to jump in and start coding! Or is it?

Steve Walters, Dell
STARWEST 2005: Testing Dialogues - Technical Issues[presentation]

Is there an important technical test issue bothering you? Or, as a test engineer, are you looking for some career advice?

Esther Derby, Esther Derby Associates Inc
Aligning Testing Strategies wwith Corporate Goals[presentation]

When developing a testing strategy, test managers normally review the business case for the project, study the new requirements, and consider what they know about the system under test.

Stewart Noakes, Transition Consulting Ltd
Testing XML Documents for Information Content[presentation]

More and more applications are generating XML documents as their primary or secondary outputs because XML is much easier to parse than traditional formats. However, simple string comparison is often too naïve to properly test XML documents.

Elliotte Harold, Polytechnic University
Let's End the Defect Report-Fix-Check-Rework-Cycle[presentation]

Find out how teams transitioning to Agile practices must re-think their workflows and project metrics originally designed to handle many hundreds of defect reports that occur in typical testlast development cycles.

Richard Leavitt, Rally Software Development

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