STARWEST 2014 - Software Testing Conference

PRESENTATIONS

Achieving Test Automation Critical Mass with Action Based Testing

Despite advances in testing, the reality is that companies often automate less than 30 percent of their functional tests. By practicing Action Based Testing (ABT) you can take your...

John Kane

Balancing the Crusty and Old with the Shiny and New

In his journeys, Bob Galen has discovered that testing takes on many forms. Some organizations have no automated tests and struggle to run massive manual regression tests within very short iterative releases. Other organizations are going “all in”―writing thousands of acceptance tests...

Bob Galen, Velocity Partners

Balancing the Crusty and Old with the Shiny and New

In his journeys, Bob Galen has discovered that testing takes on many forms. Some organizations have no automated tests and struggle to run massive manual regression tests within very...

Bob Galen
Before You Test Your System, Test Your Assumptions

Do you find yourself discussing with your peers what you think the system you’re building should do? Do you argue over what the users want? Do discussions wind up in a heated debate? This result indicates that no shared understanding exists about the system. With a lack of...

Aaron Sanders, Agile Coach

Breaking Bad (Practices)—Testing Your Mobile App

Untested mobile applications are extremely unlikely to survive beyond the walls of your lab.  Let’s spend some time together exploring the very entertaining world of mobile app...

Kelly Emo, HP

Build Your Custom Performance Testing Framework

Performance testing requires knowledge of systems architecture, techniques to simulate the load equivalent of sometimes millions of transactions per day, and tools to monitor/report runtime statistics. With the evolution from desktop to web and now the cloud, performance testing involves...

Prashant Suri, Rackspace

Building Quality In: Adopting the Tester’s Mindset

When trying to improve the development process, agile and lean transformations often start by focusing on engineering. Product management and development get a lot of attention; however, tester is not one of the defined Scrum roles. Despite the attention given to automated tests...

Stephen Vance, Stellar Advances

Career and Organizational Development Within a Software Testing Environment

Being a software tester has its own unique set of challenges. To help testers overcome these challenges, it is vital to set up a system where employees have available a number of development opportunities, including on-the-job mentorship, coaching, classroom training, and a defined career...

Nate Shapiro, Blizzard Entertainment

Checking Performance along Your Build Pipeline

Do you consider the performance impact when adding a new JavaScript file, a single AJAX call, or a new database query to your app? Negligible, you say? I disagree―and so should you. Andreas Grabner demonstrates the severe impact small changes can have on performance and scalability.

Andreas Grabner, Compuware

Continuous Mobile Testing Using Jenkins – A How-To Guide

Mobile developers are moving from the traditional testing environment toward more agile testing practices with many teams adopting continuous integration to speed and streamline their...

Joe Lewis, Keynote

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