Conference Presentations

Giving and Receiving Feedback: A New Imperative
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Giving and receiving feedback are tough for everyone. Who wants to criticize others or be criticized? Although managers have a duty to give honest feedback to staff and peers, many people resist change or differ on how to change—leading to interpersonal conflicts and impacting...

Omar Bermudez, agilecafe.org
Leadership for Test Managers and Testers
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Many organizations spend a great deal of time and effort acquiring and learning to use the latest techniques and technology, but they make little or no attempt to train or mentor their staff to be better leaders. While it is true that technology is important, test teams without able...

Rick Craig, Software Quality Engineering
Building a World-Class Quality Team at eBay
Slideshow

Today, many test methodologies can be used to achieve high quality and productivity ―Agile/Scrum, TDD, data modeling, risk analysis, and personas, just to name a few. So how do you pick the best approaches and techniques for your team and projects? Learn how Steve Hares helped build a...

Steve Hares, eBay
Virtualize APIs for Better Application Testing
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In today’s interconnected world, APIs are the glue that allows software components, devices, and applications to work together. Unfortunately, many testers don’t have direct access to manipulate the APIs during testing and must rely on either testing the API separately from the application...

Lorinda Brandon, SmartBear Software
Prevent Test Automation Shelfware: A Selenium-WebDriver Case Study
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Eid Passport had a suite of Selenium tests with a bad reputation—difficult to maintain, broken all the time, and just plain unreliable. A tester would spend more than four days to get through one execution and validation pass of these automated tests. Eid Passport was ready to toss these...

Alan Ark, Eid Passport
Mobile App Testing: Design Automation Patterns You Should Use
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In mobile app development, better test design is important to project velocity and user satisfaction. Jon Hagar explores underused or poorly practiced test design automation approaches that you should employ in development and testing. Jon begins by defining the domain of mobile app...

Jon Hagar, Grand Software Testing
Conflict: To Know It Is to Love It
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We all talk about conflict. We all experience it. But do we really understand what causes it and how we deal with it? Do we have any idea what to do about it? Much research and study has been done, but that doesn't help when you're in the middle of conflict. You don't have time to...

Doc List, Doc List Enterprises
Innovation: From the Tester’s Viewpoint
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Innovation is not usually associated with testing or quality assurance. For our field to tackle the quality issues of modern applications and remain relevant, we must innovate. The good news is that there are lots of opportunity to innovate today. Sharing hard-earned tips and tricks...

Jason Arbon, appdiff.com
Testers and Testing: A Product Owner’s Perspective
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Testers frequently feel that they and their contributions to delivering software are undervalued. These feelings may stem from patterns of important defects being de-prioritized, receiving lower salaries than their peers who code, being assigned seemingly pointless tasks, or being expected...

Scott Barber, PerfTestPlus, Inc.
Blunders in Test Automation
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In chess, the word blunder means a very bad move by someone who should know better. Even though functional test automation has been around for a long time, people still make some very bad moves and serious blunders. The most common misconception in automation is thinking that manual...

Dorothy Graham, Software Test Consultant

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