STAREAST 2000 - Software Testing Conference


Advanced Techniques in Test Automation

From this presentation's summary:

  • Identify the ten percent needed ninety percent of the Time
  • Mold the Tools to Your Bias, Not the Other
    Way Around
  • Leverage Automation on Most Critical Testing First - Augment Capability Next
  • Think “Beyond the Tool” for Capability
Andrew Pollner, ALP International Corporatioin

An Application Program Interface (API) Testing Method

Discover a technique to test APIs that combines aspects of two published software testing methods: Markov modeling and category partitioning. An example is given that demonstrates this hybrid technique. Two case studies-one performed under laboratory conditions as proof-of-concept and the other on a large API-illustrate this technique's effectiveness.

Alan Jorgensen, Advanced Engineering Technology
An Emerging Requirement Type--Legal Requirements

Testing to external standards is taking on new meaning-and a new sense of urgency-when money changes hands in cyberspace. Business rules, which are driven by legal requirements and perceptions of legal risk, dramatically expand the qualitative measures for Web-based applications. In this presentation, discover a conceptual framework for developing test plans and test cases that accommodate emerging legal requirements.

James Speer, Data Dimensions, Inc.
Applying Structured Testing in the Unstructured World of a Start-Up

How do you implement effective testing in the rapidly changing world of a start-up company developing a Web application? This presentation explores the issues and dynamics of testing a moving target within impossible deadlines, including methods and practices for building quality and structure despite the constraints. Learn how to evolve the development process and establish effective communication between the development and testing groups.

Efi Goldfarb, TopTier
Automated Testing for Web-Based Applications

As Web applications have proliferated, they also have grown in complexity. Automated testing for Web-based applications is in high demand due to limited resources and shorter time-to-market. Learn how automated testing tools have expanded their functionality and capability to support Web-based applications. Discover new ideas and techniques to apply to your Web-based applications testing.

Yang Lu, Kent Ridge Digital Labs
Automated Testing Lifecycle Methodology (ATLM)

This presentation gives you an overview of the Automated Test Lifecycle Methodology (ATLM), a structured process for designing and executing testing that parallels the system development lifecycle. Learn how your test team can avoid having to make major unplanned adjustments throughout the test process by using the ATLM approach. Explore the various tools on the market to assist in your automated testing lifecycle.

Elfriede Dustin, BNA Software
Automated Testing of Object-Oriented Components Using Intelligent Test Artifacts

Everyone agrees on the value of testing software components early and often to find defects before they become costly and to ensure that changes do not have unexpected side effects. Unfortunately, many developers still do not follow this practice because of the perception that creating tests is too burdensome. In this presentation, learn a practical guide to streamlining component test creation by employing intelligent test artifacts.

Michael Silverstein, SilverMark, Inc.
Automated Testing of Web Content Tailored for Pervasive Devices

With the emerging presence of pervasive computing devices across many market segments, and the corresponding growth in Web content tailoring, the need exists for automated test methodologies to verify tailoring engines and delivery systems. Learn methods used to quickly verify software quality through simulation of pervasive devices and programmatic verification of tailored Web content. Examine highly effective and repeatable test scenarios that have been constructed using the systems and methods described.

Samuel Camut, IBM
Automating Test Generation to Minimize Test Writing

Learn how to minimize test writing by automating test generation! Linda Mier presents an overview and demonstration of a Microsoft Access '97 application that, in combination with a Microsoft Word template, automatically performs many of the tasks normally required when writing/tracking tests. Discover how these same principles and implementation techniques are applicable for automating test generation for other applications.

Linda Mier, Taratec Development Corp.
Automating Tests on Embedded and POS Systems and Other Non-Standard Programmable Devices

This presentation explains how it is possible and why it is desirable to automate tests against virtually any system that uses serial and digital communications to integrate various devices for some business purpose, such as point-of-sale (POS) or high-tech medical devices. Learn the main challenges of configuring an automated test environment for embedded and POS systems. Discover opportunities such testing provides the Automated Testing Specialist.

Bob Calco, CorTechs, Inc.


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