test methodologies

Conference Presentations

STARCANADA 2014: Become a Big Data Quality Hero
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Many believe that regression testing an application with minimal data is sufficient. However, the data testing methodology becomes far more complex with big data applications. Testing...

Jason Rauen, LexisNexis
Agile Test Management and Reporting—Even in a Non-Agile Project
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Whether you have dedicated test teams or testers distributed over Scrum teams, you have the challenge of planning, tracking, and reporting their testing not only in a meaningful way...

Paul Holland, Testing Thoughts
How Did I Miss That Bug? Managing Cognitive Bias in Testing
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How many bugs have you missed that were obvious to others? We all approach testing hampered by our own biases. Understanding our biases—preconceived notions and the ability to focus...

Gerie Owen, Northeast Utilities, Inc. and Peter Varhol, Telerik
STARCANADA 2014: Security Testing Mobile Applications
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Due to the sensitive nature of the personal information often stored on mobile phones, security testing is vital when building mobile applications. Jeff Payne discusses some of the...

Jeff Payne, Coveros, Inc.
Are Your Test Reports a Death Sentence?
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Good software testers often interact more with people than with software, especially when reporting on the results of testing. Yet our industry provides little training or guidance on...

Nancy Kelln, FGL Sports, Ltd.
Test (and More) Patterns for Continuous Software Delivery
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Top web companies employ continuous delivery of software to build and deploy systems faster and gain a marked competitive advantage. You can do it, too! Andy Singleton shares the patterns for testing in real time that result in more frequent and more reliable releases. He explains why...

Andy Singleton, Assembla
STARWEST 2013: Become a Big Data Quality Hero
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Many believe that regression testing an application with minimal data is sufficient. With big data applications, the data testing methodology becomes far more complex. Testing can now be done within the data fabrication process as well as in the data delivery process. 

Jason Rauen, LexisNexis
Mobile Testing Success: Real World Strategies and Techniques
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Today, consumers spend more time on mobile apps than on the web. With this increased demand and paradigm shift toward mobile devices, the role of the software tester is evolving and becoming more complex. Since mobile testing is a relatively new domain, software testers face the challenge...

Clint Sprauve, Hewlett-Packard
Key Strategies to Survive the Mega Test Program
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Sometime in your career as a test manager, you’ll be assigned to lead the effort for a program so large that the CEO and board of directors monitor it. These are programs that bet the organization’s future and come with a high degree of risk, visibility, pressure, and fixed deadlines. 

Robert Goetz, Kaiser Permanente
Model-Based Testing: Concepts, Tools, and Techniques
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For decades, software development tools and methods have evolved with an emphasis on modeling. Standards like UML and SysML are now used to develop some of the most complex systems in the world. However, test design remains a largely manual, intuitive process.

Adam Richards, Critical Logic

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