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Testing an eCommerce Shopping Cart Site[presentation]

Karen Johnson takes attendees through a shopping session that recreates a number of possible scenarios-and highlights what can go wrong. She'll also explain how to prevent defects from going live on your production Web site.

Karen N. Johnson, Peapod, Inc.
The Simplest Automated Unit Test Framework That Could Possibly Work[presentation]

Everyone pays lip service to the importance of unit testing, but rarely do developers actually integrate unit testing into their daily routine.

Chuck Allison, Utah Valley State College
Software Code Inspection for Defect Prevention[presentation]

Thousands of hours are spent testing, but most software professionals find that traditional testing simply isn't enough to ensure code quality. This presentation gives software professionals a complementary approach: software inspection.

Jasper Kamperman, Reasoning
How to Break Out of the Same Old Routine with Retrospectives[presentation]

How many times have you finished testing on a release and said "Boy, I never want to go through one like that again." Or have you ever had a project canceled and said "If only I would have known at the beginning, what I know now, I would have

Randy Slade, Kaiser Permanente Information Technology
Is Quality Negotiable? Experiences of an eXtreme Programming Tester[presentation]

If you want a higher quality product in an eXtreme Programming (XP) project, you must be prepared to pay a higher price. We make decisions and compromises based on quality versus cost every day.

Lisa Crispin, BoldTech Systems
STARWEST 2001: Bug Hunting: Going on a Software Safari[presentation]

This presentation is about bugs: where they hide, how you find them, and how you tell other people they exist so they can be fixed. Explore the habitats of the most common types of software bugs.

Elisabeth Hendrickson, Quality Tree Software
Managing the Test Effort Using Requirements-Based Testing Metrics[presentation]

It's difficult to quantify the true state of a test effort. Often, it's measured by quantity of work combined with deadline compliance. But if this is the case, then the true level of quality remains unknown.

Gary Mogyorodi, Bit Inc.
Evolution of Automated Testing for Enterprise Systems[presentation]

The key to accelerating test automation in any project is for a well-rounded, cohesive team to emerge that can marry its business knowledge with its technical expertise.

Cherie Coles, BNSF Railroad
Introduction to Usability Testing[presentation]

What is usability? Why is it important? If these questions wake you in the middle of the night, then this presentation is for you.

Cheryl L. Nesta, Vanteon
How to Find the Level of Quality Your Sponsor Wants[presentation]

In this paper, I'll talk about how to focus yourself to do effective testing. I'll cover where to start, what to look for, what and who are your resources. There is a level of understanding you need about the quality goals for a project.

Sue Bartlett, Step Technology
Concise, Standardized, Organized Testing in Complex Test Environments[presentation]

There's a need for standardized, organized hardware and software infrastructure, and for a common framework, in a complex test environment.

Gerhard Strobel, IBM Germany
Revealing the Mysteries of Test Measurement[presentation]

Contrary to popular belief, test measurement is not a mysterious art. Rather, it's a vital part of test management.

David Hutcheson, Glen Abbot Ltd.
Test Result Checking Patterns[presentation]

Determining how a test case detects a product failure requires several test case design trade-offs. These trade-offs include the characteristics of test data used and when comparisons are done.

Keith Stobie, Microsoft
Data in Functional Testing-You Can't Live Without It[presentation]

This paper sets out to illustrate some of the ways that data can influence the test process, and will show that testing can be improved by a careful choice of input data.

James Lyndsay, Workroom Productions
A Framework for Testing Real-Time and Embedded Systems[presentation]

What do we mean when we say local, remote, simultaneous, and distributed testing?

Alan Haffenden, The Open Group

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