STARWEST 2014 - Software Testing Conference

PRESENTATIONS

Softwarts: Security Testing for Muggles

Security testing is often shrouded in jargon and mystique. Security conjurers perform arcane rites using supposed “black hat” techniques and would have us believe that we cannot do the same. The fact is that security testing “magic” is little more than specialized application of...

Paco Hope, Citigal
Speak Like a Test Manager

Ever feel like your manager, development manager, product manager, product owner, or (you fill in the blank) is not listening to you or your team? Are you struggling to make an impact with your messages? Are you “pushing a wet rope uphill” in championing product quality? Are you talking...

Mike Sowers, Software Quality Engineering

Speed Up Testing with Monitoring Tools

The software development lifecycle is a pretty complex process in many organizations. However, by using monitoring tools and methodologies, you can accelerate testing and release higher quality code―the cornerstone of rapid software delivery. These tools provide immediate feedback...

Jim Hirschauer, AppDynamics

STARWEST 2014: Lightning Strikes the Keynotes

Throughout the years, Lightning Talks have been a popular part of the STAR conferences. If you’re not familiar with the concept, Lightning Talks consists of a series of five-minute talks by different speakers within one presentation period. Lightning Talks are the...

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering

STARWEST 2014: Using DevOps to Improve Software Quality in the Cloud

DevOps is gaining popularity as a way to quickly and successfully deploy new software. With all the emphasis on deployment, software quality can sometimes be overlooked. In order to understand how DevOps and software testing mesh, Jeff Payne demonstrates a fully implemented...

Jeff Payne, Coveros, Inc.
Test Improvement in Our Rapidly Changing World

In organizations adopting the newest development approaches, classical test process improvement models no longer fit. A more flexible approach is required today. Solutions like SOA, virtualization, web technology, cloud computing, mobile, and the application of social media have changed...

Martin Pol, Polteq Testing Services BV

Testers, Use Metrics Wisely or Don’t Use Them at All

For thousands of years, human language has provided us with beautiful and complex ways of sharing important ideas. At the same time, language can derail attempts to communicate even the most basic pieces of critical information. We testers are the heralds of vast amounts of data, and...

Deborah Kennedy, Aditi Technologies

Testing Application Security: The Hacker Psyche Exposed

Computer hacking isn’t a new thing, but the threat is real and growing even today. It is always the attacker’s advantage and the defender’s dilemma. How do you keep your secrets safe and your data protected? In today’s ever-changing technology landscape, the fundamentals of producing...

Mike Benkovich, Imagine Technologies, Inc.

Testing Compliance with Accessibility Guidelines

Currently, 2.4 billion people use the Internet, and about 10 percent of the world’s population has some form of disability. This means millions of potential users will have difficulty accessing the Internet. Thus, accessibility testing should not be ignored. Anish Krishnan discusses the...

Anish Krishnan, Hexaware Technologies, Ltd

Testing Lessons Learned from Sesame Street

Rob Sabourin has discovered testing lessons in the Simpsons, the Looney Tunes gang, Great Detectives, Dr. Seuss, and other unlikely places, but this year he journeys to Sesame Street. Sesame Street teaches basic life skills in a safe, entertaining, memorable style. Rob uses them to...

Rob Sabourin, AmiBug.com

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