STARWEST 2013 - Software Testing Conference

PRESENTATIONS

Testing Lessons Learned from Monty Python

And now for something completely different...Monty Python's Flying Circus revolutionized comedy and brought zany British humor to a worldwide audience. However, buried deep in the hilarity and camouflaged in its twisted wit lie many important testing lessons—tips and techniques you...

Rob Sabourin, AmiBug.com
Testing to Detect Problems that Will Hurt the Bottom Line

Many of our stakeholders don't understand testing like we do, especially those whose focus is on making sales, growing revenues, and watching the bottom line. As testers, how can we support them in their efforts to be successful? How can we provide useful, timely information that helps...

Pradeep Soundararajan, Moolya

Tests and Requirements: Like Ham and Eggs, Sugar and Spice, Lucy and Desi

The practice of agile software development requires a clear understanding of business needs. Misunderstanding requirements causes waste, slipped schedules, and mistrust within the organization. Developers implement their perceived interpretation of requirements; testers test against...

Ken Pugh, Net Objectives

The Google Hacking Database: A Key Resource to Exposing Vulnerabilities

We all know the power of Google—or do we? Two types of people use Google: normal users like you and me, and the not-so-normal users—the hackers. What types of information can hackers collect from Google? How severe is the damage they can cause? Is there a way to circumvent this hacking?

Kiran Karnad, MIMOS Berhad

User Acceptance Testing: Make the User a Part of the Team

Adding user acceptance testing (UAT) to your testing lifecycle can increase the probability of finding defects before software is released. The challenge is to fully engage users and assist them in becoming effective testers. Help achieve this goal by involving users early and setting...

Susan Bradley, Grange Mutual Insurance

What Executives Value in Testing

Professional testers and test managers are feeling the pressures of low-cost competition and tools that claim to replace them through automation. So, how can test teams add more value to their projects and organization? In a recent survey of executives and testers, Mike Kelly and Jeanette...

Michael Kelly, DeveloperTown & Jeanette Thebeau, Ex2 Partners

Working Testing Tasks into the Product Backlog

If you've worked on an agile project, delivering to production on a regular basis, then you've struggled with the challenge of fitting in all the big tasks—performance, security, usability, and compatibility testing. To make matters worse, over time it becomes more and more challenging...

Michael Kelly, DeveloperTown

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