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The Star Wars Death Star—from a Tester’s Perspective[article]

In the movie Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope, the Death Star was designed to be the perfect weapon, with enough firepower to destroy a thousand star systems. Yet a small, ragtag group was able to blow it up. If only Emperor Palpatine had consulted with testers, all of the Death Star’s vulnerabilities could have been found and addressed!

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Lightning Strikes the Keynotes[presentation]
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Throughout the years, Lightning Talks have been a popular part of the STAR conferences. If you’re not familiar with the concept, Lightning Talks consists of a series of five-minute talks by different speakers within one presentation period. Lightning Talks are the...

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Leading a QA Organization in Today's World[presentation]
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Leading a QA organization is not what it once was. Software and technology are exponentially more complex. The workforce is global. There are a variety of testing techniques and areas of focus. Tons of tools are available that help in a range of ways. Expectations of delivering quality...

Joe Byrne, Ellie Mae
Gamification in Assurance: The Future of QA and Testing Workspace[presentation]
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Quality Assurance and Testing is an interesting and challenging profession. As custodians of the business, we are responsible for assuring both the business and the end customer experience. Even though some testing activities have become mundane and repetitive, testing...

Kannan Subramaniam, Comcast, and Prasad MK, TCS
Eliminate the Testing Swiss Cheese Syndrome[presentation]
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Test plans and test coverage often resemble Swiss cheese—full of holes in high risk areas of code. And teams may be unaware because they lack sufficient visibility into what areas of...

Rich Newman, Coverity

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