STARWEST 2014 - Software Testing Conference

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Testing the New Disney World Website

At Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Technology, we provide the applications and infrastructure our online guests use to plan, book, explore, and enjoy their stay at our parks and resorts. With millions of page views per day and a multi-billion dollar ecommerce booking engine, we face a unique...

Les Honniball, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Technology

The Doctor Is In: Diagnosing Test Automation Diseases

When doing test automation, you sometimes notice that things are not working out as expected, but it’s not clear why. You are so caught up in the day-to-day work that you don't see the bigger picture. It’s like when you get sick―you know something is wrong, but you don’t know what. That’s...

Seretta Gamba, Steria Mummert ISS GmbH

The Power of an Individual Tester: The HealthCare.gov Experience

Like millions of other Americans, Ben Simo visited HealthCare.gov in search of health insurance and found a frustratingly buggy website that was failing to fulfill its purpose―to educate people on the new health insurance law and help them purchase health insurance. After failing to create...

Ben Simo, eBay Inc.

The Power of an Individual Tester: The HealthCare.gov Experience

Like millions of other Americans, Ben Simo visited HealthCare.gov in search of health insurance and found a frustratingly buggy website that was failing to fulfill its purpose―to educate people on the new health insurance law and help them purchase health insurance. After failing to create...

Ben Simo, eBay, Inc.

The Role of Testing: Quality Police or Quality Communicator?

An underwear advertisement in 1985 featured the dedicated and thorough Inspector 12 saying, “They don't say Hanes until I say they say Hanes.” Historically, software testers have been called on to perform a similar role―preventing defective products from reaching customers. However...

Mike Duskis, 10-4 Systems

The Test Manager’s Role in Agile: Balancing the Old and the New

What do test managers do? In traditional organizations, they assign people to projects, oversee the testers’ progress, provide feedback, and perhaps offer coaching to people who want it. Test managers are the go-to people when you don't know how to do something—not because they know...

Mary Thorn, ChannelAdvisor

The Unfortunate Triumph of Process over Purpose

As a test manager, James Christie experienced two divergent views of a single project. The official version claimed that planning and documentation were excellent, with problems discovered during test execution being managed effectively. In fact, the project had no useful plans, so testers...

James Christie, Claro Testing

Top Ten Attacks to Break Mobile Apps

To aid development in the mobile and smartphone app world, testers must do more than simply test against requirements; they should include attack-based testing to find common errors. In the tradition of James Whittaker’s How to Break Software books, Jon Hagar applies the testing...

Jon Hagar, Grand Software Testing

User Acceptance Testing in the Testing Center of Excellence

Centralization of testing services into a testing center of excellence (TCoE) for system testing is common in IT shops today. To make this transformation mature, the next logical step is to incorporate the user acceptance testing (UAT) function into the TCoE. This poses unique challenges...

Deepika Mamnani, Capgemini

Virtualization: Improve Speed and Increase Quality

Many development and test organizations must work within the confines of compressed release cycles, various agile methodologies, and cloud and mobile environments for their business applications. So, how can test organizations keep up with the pace of development and increase the quality...

Clint Sprauve, HP

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