STAREAST 2003 - Software Testing Conference


Techniques and Processes for Reliability Testing

This paper details techniques and processes for reliability testing.

Ross Collard, Collard and Company
Test Priorities in the Wake of Customer Clamor

This article discusses some of the challenges that testers face and how to overcome them. It also explains why it's important to conduct an analysis of the possible ways
in which a system could fail, and how to structure the testing to mitigate the most significant of those failures.

Steve Splaine, Neilson Media Research
Test Process Improvement Using the TPI Approach

This paper discusses test process improvement using the TPI approach.

Martin Pol, POLTEQ IT Services BV

Test Smarter with the 80:20 Rule

In 1963, IBM found about 80 percent of a computer's time was spent executing only computer's 20 percent of the instructions, which was a counter-intuitive breakthrough at the time. IBM rewrote the operating system to make the 20 percent faster and easier to use, improving computer performance. RISC computing is based on this principle as well. Web traffic also follows the Pareto Principle, with 10 percent of web sites having 90 percent of traffic.

Erik Petersen, Emprove

TestCafe: A Vendor Independent Test Execution Controller

This article gives examples of modular test design diagrams. It also discusses why using a custom test execution controller for your network project will benefit your team.

Jeff Feldstein, Cisco Systems Inc
Testing and Implicit Requirements: Expanding the Unwritten Specification

Testers should be encouraged to test against and report deviations from implicit specifications. There is a Universal Implicit Specification that is based on
fundamental principles. These principles are: the system will not lie, the system will impose no gratuitous keyholes or other constraints, and the system won’t do anything that’s just plain stupid.It’s worthwhile to identify, elaborate, and make explicit the fundamental principles and
common manifestations of deviations from these principles.

Scott Meyers,
Testing for Globalization - Experience from IBM

G11n is an up-and-coming field. The more globally presentable a product is, the more revenue the producing company will earn. G11n is fascinating to work on because it offers you a chance to explore issues that affect different cultures and languages. Read on as the author gets more in depth on this interesting topic.

Jerrold Landau, IBM
Testing for Section 508 and WCAG Accessibility Compliance

This article discusses testing for Section 508 and WCAG Accessibility compliance. It explains what Section 508 is and what it means for your testing group.

Bill Chandler, Rational Software ATBU
Testing in the Agile World

This paper discusses implementing the agile testing methodology for your team.

Brian Marick, Testing Foundations
Testing in the XP Paradigm: A Case Study

The application in this case study is a new Web application developed for a Fiduciary Trust company. The company had been assured by their eXtreme developers that testers were unnecessary in this Web project. Since the risk of project failure would be measured in millions of dollars in lost business, someone thought it a good idea to risk a few hundred on a second opinion. This turned out to be a good risk for them and a really good opportunity to measure the

Marnie Hutcheson, Ideva


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