Conference Presentations

A Look into the Future: App Testing and Quality in 2025
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In ten years, the applications we develop—mobile, embedded, wearable, and more—will be radically different from today’s apps. And so will be the testing and quality tools, methods, and solutions we employ. Extrapolated from his experiences at Google, Microsoft, and Applause...

Jason Arbon, appdiff.com
Automating End-to-End Business Scenario Testing
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Allstate Insurance had a problem. While thoroughly testing each of their more than thirty business systems, they were still failing to provide good service to their clients, agents, and internal customers. The reason was simple. Implementing end-to-end business processes requires more than...

Sandra Alequin, Allstate Insurance and Monika Mehrotra, Infosys, Ltd.
The Roots of Agility
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What we mean by Agile is becoming less and less clear. Rob Myers shares sixteen years of history and observation, noting the amazingly diverse ideologies and...

Rob Myers
Meeting Strict Documentation Requirements in Agile
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Teams in many organizations are still expected to produce and maintain significant amounts of documentation. This is generally the case in Federal, state, and local governments where systems must comply with SOX, HIPPA, NAIC, FDA, or SEC directives. In recent years, Agile has made...

Craeg Strong, Savant Financial Technologies, Inc.
The Survey Says: Testers Spend Their Time Doing...
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How can testers contribute more to the success of their project and their company? How can they focus on asking the right questions, improving test planning and design, and finding defects so the business releases a quality product―even though there’s always one more fire to extinguish or...

Al Wagner, IBM
Software Testing’s Future—According to Lee Copeland
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The original IEEE 829 Test Documentation standard is thirty years old this year. Boris Beizer’s first book on software testing, Software Testing Techniques, also passed thirty. Testing Computer Software, the best-selling book on software testing, is more than twenty five. During the past...

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Strategies for Mobile Web Application Testing
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Mobile web testing is still a widely unexplored territory—with no standardized tools or testing processes—where testers often struggle due to lack of guidance and resources. With mobile devices, tools, operating systems, and web technologies rapidly evolving, testers must adapt their...

Raj Subramanian, Progressive Insurance
Softwarts: Security Testing for Muggles
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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
Quality Principles for Today's "Glueware"—Testing Web Services, Libraries, and Frameworks
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In the past, developers knew every line of code in their applications. They designed it, wrote it, tested it, and controlled it. Today’s applications are far different. Rather than written, they are often assembled―from program language libraries, third-party frameworks, encapsulated...

Julie Gardiner, Redmind
Gamification in Assurance: The Future of QA and Testing Workspace
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Quality Assurance and Testing is an interesting and challenging profession. As custodians of the business, we are responsible for assuring both the business and the end customer experience. Even though some testing activities have become mundane and repetitive, testing...

Kannan Subramaniam, Comcast, and Prasad MK, TCS

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