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Configuration Management for Testers Working in Web Development Environments[presentation]

Configuration management has long been a staple activity for large, traditional software engineering projects but has been markedly absent from most Web development projects.

Andrea MacIntosh, QA Labs Inc.
Automated Test Results Processing[presentation]

This paper introduces techniques used to automate the results analysis process. It examines the analysis of
crash dump files and log files to extract consistent failure summaries and details, showing how these are

Edward Smith, MangoSoft Corporation
Using Commonly Captured Data to Improve Testing Processes[presentation]

For a variety of reasons, many test organizations routinely collect data on defects found during testing,
on tests that were run, on estimated time and actual time spent testing, on code coverage, and on

Dean Lapp, Minitab Inc.
Targeted Software Fault Insertion[presentation]

Since the completely random software fault insertion techniques suggested in much of the research literature are not practical for most software products, this paper suggests that a modest targeted software fault insertion effort for a few co

Paul Houlihan, MangoSoft Corporation
A Senior Manager's Perspective on Software QA and Testing[presentation]

Quality assurance (QA) and testing are critical to the success of any software company. However, the senior management team doesn't always understand this and needs to be educated about the world of software QA and testing.

Paul Lupinacci, Changepoint Corporation
Critical Skills and Effective Attitudes for Testers[presentation]

What distinguishes good testers? Some characteristics explained in this presentation:

  • the right attitudes
  • the appropriate skills
  • continuous skills growth
Rex Black, Rex Black Consulting Services, Inc.
Designing Test Strategies for eBusiness Applications[presentation]

Identifying the failure points in complex eBusiness systems is becoming increasingly difficult. These systems may integrate business-to-business components, support e-commerce, and facilitate the delivery of electronic content.

Beverly Kopelic, Amberton Group, Ltd.
Release Criteria: Defining the Rules of the Product Release Game[presentation]

How do you know when you're finished testing? How do you know when the product is ready to ship?

Johanna Rothman
Risk: The New Language of eBusiness Testing[presentation]

Balancing testing against risk in eBusiness and e-commerce applications is essential because we never have the time to test everything. But it's tough to "get it right" with limited resources and the pressures to release software quickly.

Paul Gerrard, Systeme Evolutif Limited
Mining the Gold from Your Web Server Logs[presentation]

How often have you wished that you knew what your customers really thought of your Web site? You can extract a gold mine of information from your Web server's log to reveal how your site is used.

Karen Johnson, Peapod, Inc.
Wireless Application Testing[presentation]

Putting the Web on cellular phones, PDAs, and other wireless devices is all the rage.

Scott Moore, CommerceQuest
Results From Inspecting Test Automation Scripts[presentation]

In many ways, development of scripts for automated testing is similar to software development. It involves requirements, design, code, test, and use.

Howie Dow, Compaq Computer Corporation
When Test Drives the Development Bus[presentation]

Once development reaches "code complete," the testing team takes over and drives the project to an acceptable quality level and stability. This is accomplished by weekly build cycles or dress rehearsals.

Cindy Necaise, MICROS Systems, Inc.
A Reusable Web Load Testing Process[presentation]

You've purchased the tools. Now you're ready to start Web load testing.

Glen Schulze, PHH Arval
Introduction to Testing XML and Related Technologies[presentation]

The Extensible Markup Language (XML) provides a standards-based approach for defining and exchanging data.

Michael Cooper, Revenue Technologies Corporation


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