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STARWEST 2018 What Aircrews Can Teach Testing Teams[presentation]
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United Flight 232 should have crashed with all 296 lives lost. Asiana Flight 214 should not have crashed at all. But the reality is very different.

Peter Varhol
STARWEST 2018 Mission Critical Automation Testing[presentation]
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When critical subsystems fail, the resulting losses can be catastrophic. In the insurance industry, if premiums are miscalculated, defect costs can reach well over a million dollars.

Mike Keith
STARWEST 2018 Everything I Learned about Automation, I Learned from Saturday Morning Cartoons[presentation]
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Do you remember sitting in front of the television as a kid enjoying your favorite Saturday morning cartoons? Chris Loder shows you how the lessons we learned from those cartoons apply to our everyday work in test automation.

Chris Loder
STARWEST 2018 Compliance and Agility—How It Can Be Done[presentation]
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Delivering a compliant product is a resource intensive and challenging activity for most teams.

Aprajita Mathur
STARWEST 2018 Measuring and Maximizing Crowdsourced Vulnerability Discovery[presentation]
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There are many crowdsourcing vulnerability discovery techniques available today, making it difficult for testers to choose an approach that finds important vulnerabilities while offering the best bang for the buck.

Mike Shema
Three different colored keys 3 Keys to Mastering Test-Driven Development[article]

From his decade of teaching thousands of professional software developers how to be effective with test-driven development, David Bernstein has learned that there are three key ingredients for mastering TDD: understanding what it really is, making code reliably testable, and getting hands-on experience. Let’s look at each of these factors to see what it takes to use TDD effectively on your projects.

David Bernstein
STARWEST 2018 No More Shelfware—Let’s Drive[presentation]
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When Isabel Evans learned to drive a car, she also learned how to check, clean, and change spark plugs, mend the fan belt with a stocking, and indicate speed and direction changes with arm and hand signals.

Isabel Evans
STARWEST 2018 Testing In The Dark[presentation]
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Isn’t it amazing? Stakeholders drop software on our desks and expect us to test it—without any requirements, design, or product knowledge whatsoever. About the only clear thing is the absurd and unrealistic deadline.

Rob Sabourin
STARWEST 2018 The Logic of Verification[presentation]
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Software testing is sometimes described as “verification and validation”—or, according to Wikipedia, “the process of checking that a software system meets specifications and that it fulfills its intended purpose.” Yet, renowned tester and

Michael Bolton
STARWEST 2018 Building a Modern DevOps Enterprise Testing Organization[presentation]
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The DevOps movement is front and center across enterprises. Companies with mature systems are breaking down siloed IT departments and federating them into product development teams and departments.

Adam Auerbach
STARWEST 2018 Help! I am Drowning In 2 Week Sprints....Please Tell Me What NOT to Test![presentation]
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Sometimes we allow ourselves to drown in work… Mary Thorn hears it all the time: testers complaining at retrospectives to their teams that they do not have enough time to test everything.

Mary Thorn
STARWEST 2018 Use Soap Opera Testing to Twist Real-Life Stories into Test Ideas[presentation]
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Reality is a great source of inspiration. Real-life situations can present complexities that are not always anticipated—and, as a consequence, not always handled well.

Hans Buwalda
STARWEST 2018 What's an API and How Do I Test It?[presentation]
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API-based applications have become ubiquitous in the past few years. Yet many of us still really don't know what an API is from the inside out. Moreover, many of us don't know much about how to comprehensively test them!

Paul Merrill
STARWEST 2018 Rediscover Exploratory Testing[presentation]
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The testing community is caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to exploratory testing. Although exploratory testing has been around for ages, it often leads to more confusion than clarity.

Ingo Philipp
STARWEST 2018 Troubleshooting and Understanding Modern Systems: Tools Testers Need[presentation]
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Successful agile testers collaborate with programmers as code is written, isolating problems, troubleshooting defects, and debugging code all along the way to getting the product to done.

Chris Blain

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