test methodologies

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STARWEST Testing Story Time for Testers
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Stories help us learn. They can be fun or scary, exciting or relaxing. People worldwide tell and listen to stories, and we access them through books, film, TV, and IT. But the direct experience of face-to-face storytelling is still a powerful experience. When Isabel Evans was young, there...

Isabel Evans
Bring Team Interaction into the Living Room
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The people behind Peloton Cycle recognized a paradox in modern fitness. Many people want to get fit at home and balk at joining a sports team or gym. Yet home fitness routines are notoriously less successful—precisely because they lack social interaction. So with the creation of the...

Yony Feng and Manish Mathuria
Future Perspective: Cloud Connectivity in an IoT World
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In the Internet of Things (IoT) world, you need to understand and exploit opportunities in the rapidly evolving core connectivity domain. To ensure that products will realize IoT benefits, plans and roadmaps must include connectivity requirements, activities, and projected costs. Steven...

Steven Woodward
Virtualize APIs for Better Application Testing
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In today’s interconnected world, APIs are the glue that allows software components, devices, and applications to work together. Unfortunately, many testers don’t have direct access to manipulate the APIs during testing and must rely on either testing the API separately from the application...

Lorinda Brandon, SmartBear Software
Testing Hyper-Complex Systems: What Can We Know? What Can We Claim?
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Throughout history, people have built systems of dramatically increasing complexity. In simpler systems, defects at the micro level are mitigated by the macro level structure. In complex systems, failures at the micro level cannot be compensated for at a higher level, often with...

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Mobile App Testing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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Mobile app testing has lots of good practices, some not so useful (bad) concepts, and some really ugly, don’t-ever-do ones. In the tradition of James Whittaker’s How to Break Software books, Jon Hagar applies the testing “attack” concept to mobile app software. Jon starts by defining the...

Jon Hagar, Independent Consultant
Security Testing: What Testers Can Do
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Thousands of times each day, network perimeter security defenses fail to recognize new and obfuscated attacks. Rather than attempting to build security firewalls, Declan O’Riordan asserts that project teams must design, code, and test security into applications―and that requires skills...

Declan O'Riordan, Test and Verification Solutions
Static Testing: We Know It Works, So Why Don’t We Use It?
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We know that static testing is very effective in catching defects early in software development. Serious bugs, like race conditions which can occur in concurrent software, can't be reliably detected by dynamic testing. Such defects can cause a business major damage when they pop up in...

Meenakshi Muthukumaran, Tata Consultancy Services
Blunders in Test Automation
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In chess, the word blunder means a very bad move by someone who should know better. Even though functional test automation has been around for a long time, people still make some very bad moves and serious blunders. The most common misconception in automation is thinking that manual...

Dorothy Graham, Software Test Consultant
Release Automation: Better Quality, Faster Deployment, Amazing ROI
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A great deal of confusion surrounds the concepts of release automation, continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment. Even some industry experts are confused about the differences. How these concepts work progressively to achieve high quality software...

Bryan Linder, tap|QA

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