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CAST 2009

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July 7, 2009  3:29 PM

Addressing eVoting concerns at this year’s CAST conference



Posted by: MichaelDKelly
CAST 2009, electronic Voting, eVoting, Voiting

Right now, if I do a search on 'electronic voting' on Google News, I get 748 results for the past month. The headlines include phrases like "How to trust," "Technology is not fullproof," "Electronic voting machines are fallible," and the ever present headline of "Electronic voting machines also...

July 6, 2009  5:32 PM

CAST 2009: Understanding the Principles of the Law of Software Contracts, an interview with Cem Kaner



Posted by: MichaelDKelly
ALI, CAST 2009, Cem Kaner, Law of Software Contracts, support and maintenance of software, The American Law Institute

"The American Law Institute just adopted the Principles of the Law of Software Contracts. For now, this will guide judges when they decide disputes involving the marketing, sale (of product or product license), quality, support and maintenance of software. Over the next few years, it...


July 1, 2009  3:54 PM

CHATing about CAST 2009: Software testing and cultural history



Posted by: MichaelDKelly
CAST 2009, Cem Kaner, CHAT, Cultural-Historical Activity Theory, learning new technologies, Metric Tools, Rebecca Fiedler, tech conference

If you're looking for a cross-discipline topic related to software testing, Rebecca Fiedler's and Cem Kaner's upcoming talk at the Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST) - July 13-16th in Colorado Springs - might just be for you. Their talk on "Cultural-Historical Activity...


June 30, 2009  7:37 PM

Good metrics critical to software projects, CAST keynoter says



Posted by: MichaelDKelly
Application software book, author, CAST 2009, Dr. Johnathan Koomey, expert, Software testing, tech conference

At this year's Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST), taking place July 13-16th in Colorado Springs, Dr. Jonathan Koomey will be delivering the keynote address on "Real-life lessons for responsible use of data and analysis in decision making." In the keynote, Dr. Koomey is...


June 29, 2009  3:16 PM

CAST 2009: How to teach yourself testing, an interview with James Bach



Posted by: MichaelDKelly
"Teach yourself software testing", Cast, CAST 2009, James Bach, Programming, self taught computer testing, tester, testing, text-driven

At this year's Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST), taking place July 13-16th in Colorado Springs, James Bach will be presenting a tutorial on self-education for software testers. The tutorial, titled "Teach YOURSELF Software Testing," is about teaching yourself testing,...


June 22, 2009  7:06 PM

CAST 2009: Understanding how much responsibility a testing team should have, an interview with Gerald M. Weinberg



Posted by: MichaelDKelly
CAST 2009, Ensuring Testing's Proper Place in the Organization, Quality Software Management

For the previous three years, I was either an organizer of the Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST) or the President of the AST. So as you can imagine, I watched the conference closely. Last year, when we were able to announce Jerry Weinberg as the keynote speaker it was a...


June 22, 2009  7:05 PM

CAST 2009: Challenging one of the classic ideas around testing, an interview with Doug Hoffman



Posted by: MichaelDKelly
CAST 2009, Doug Hoffman, software quality assurance, Software testing

At next month's Conference of the Association for Software Testing (CAST) in Colorado Springs Doug Hoffman will call to question one of the most fundamental ideas in software testing: Do tests really pass or fail? I had the opportunity to talk with Hoffman about his conference session titled "Why...


June 22, 2009  4:48 PM

CAST 2009: Taking a closer look at scenario testing, an interview with Fiona Charles



Posted by: MichaelDKelly
CAST 2009, modeling scenarios and framework, Programmers, speakers at 2009 CAST conference

Fiona Charles will share the details of her scenario testing method at this year's Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST), which takes place July 13-16th in Colorado Springs. Charles has used this approach on several projects where test scenarios were designed based on models...


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