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What Testers Can Do About Technical Debt (Part 1)[article]

Is your company drowning in debt? No, we don't mean the fancy fleet of cars that aren't paid for, or the new artwork in the lobby bought on credit-we're talking about technical debt. In this column, Johanna Rothman has a few tips on how to recognize technical debt in your organization.

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Rooting Out System Bottlenecks in Web Applications[presentation]

One of the toughest challenges in testing and quality assurance today is eliminating the performance "bottlenecks" in your Web system. This session highlights a number of common problems that affect most Web systems.

Chris Nolan, Empirix, Inc.
Automating Reusable Test Designs[presentation]

Vendors and gurus agree that having a structured testing methodology is key to gaining maximum advantage from automated testing, but what this means in practice isn't always clear.

Robin Goldsmith, Go Pro Management, Inc.
Tuning Application Performance in Production[presentation]

Even applications that have gone through rigorous testing in QA tend to have serious performance problems in production. Nearly every CIO or production manager has horror stories of applications that went live and failed.

David Gehringer, Mercury Interactive
Reliability Management With Continuous Automated Testing[presentation]

If you're in business today, then you're relying heavily on enterprise and eBusiness applications for your success. But given our dependence, these applications are being upgraded and customized constantly.

Rohit Gupta, Segue Software
Test, Observe, and Assess Embedded Applications During Development[presentation]

Facing the paradox of developing better applications faster, developers of real-time, embedded, and networked applications have no choice but to use automated testing and runtime observation technologies.

Vincent Encontre, Rational Software Corporation
Software Test Automation 2002: A Case Study In Automating Web Performance Testing[presentation]

Key points from this presentation: define meaningful performance requirements; we're always searching for the maximum number of users, design bottlenecks, and performance tuning points; changing your site (hardware or software) invalidates al

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Test Tool Implementation Risks and Rewards[presentation]

Did you know that an alarmingly high percentage of the test tools purchased are never successfully implemented?

Rick Craig, Software Quality Engineering
Achieving Software Quality Through Test Automation Process Integration[presentation]

With increasing demands for high-quality software applications in shorter development cycles, it's clear that teams need to go beyond simply running tests at the end of their development cycle.

Brian Bryson, Rational Software Corporation
The Business Case for Test Automation[presentation]

In tight economic times, it's more important than ever to show a return on technology investments, including test automation.

Linda Hayes, WorkSoft, Inc.
Get Control of Your Test Automation Project[presentation]

Developing an automated regression test bed is no easy task. In fact, according to recent studies, more than 50 percent of test automation projects fail.

Jeff Tatelman, Spherion Technology Architects
Measuring the Effectiveness of Automated Functional Testing[presentation]

Many struggle to accurately judge the value, success, and return on investment of test automation.

Ross Collard, Collard & Company
Deliver Reliable Applications Faster With the Right Tools and Processes[presentation]

Repeated attempts to decrease software time-to-market have borne a variety of processes and methodologies, resulting in dynamic development and testing environments that continue to ignore quality issues as well as budget constraints.

Dave Kapelanski, Compuware Corporation
Software Test Automation Spring 2002: Test Automation on a Shoestring: Doing More with Less[presentation]

Want to automate your tests but don't have the budget for big-league tools? Elisabeth Hendrickson offers case studies where test automation was accomplished with simple tools for small budgets.

Elisabeth Hendrickson, Quality Tree Software, Inc.
Lessons Learned in Test Automation[presentation]

Can test automation really advance your testing mission? The answer to that question is a resounding "That depends!" But to make it happen you have to provide value to development and find new ways of testing.

Bret Pettichord, Pettichord Consulting

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