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October 5, 2012  6:15 PM

Fourteen ways it takes courage to be a good tester



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Bob Galen, Software Quality, software test, software tester mentality, software testers, software testing and development, Starwest

by Jennifer Lent Courage may be an unlikely topic to come up at a testing conference. But in a Lightning Strikes the Keynotes session at STARWEST, Bob Galen, of RGalen Consulting, talked about the ways in which courage should guide the work of test professionals.

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October 5, 2012  6:10 PM

When software testing becomes unmanageable



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Software Quality, software test, software testing and development, Starwest

by Jennifer Lent At a breakfast at the STARWEST 2012 conference I met tester Laurie Lantgen, who works at a financial services firm in Sioux Falls, S.D. I asked her about the most challenging aspects of her job, and here's what she told me:  

"The most difficult...


October 5, 2012  6:03 PM

Hackers at work: Security testing at STARWEST



Posted by: Brein Matturro
security testing, Software Quality, software security, software test

by Jennifer Lent Frank Kim opened his STARWEST Conference session Security Testing: Think Like an Attacker by asking attendees how many of them were familiar with the concept of a cross-site scripting error. Virtually every hand in the room of 60 to 70 test professionals shot up. But...


October 4, 2012  6:59 PM

STARWEST 2012: What keeps you from being an awesome test manager?



Posted by: Melanie Webb
Software Quality, software test, software testers, software testing and development, software testing teams, Starwest

By Jennifer Lent In her keynote address "Becoming a Kick-*** Test Manager" at STARWEST 2012, Johanna Rothman of the Rothman Consulting Group asked the audience: "What prevents you from being an awesome test manager?" She offered...


September 23, 2010  3:39 PM

Agile practices: Continuous integration, automation, and TDD



Posted by: Yvette Francino
Continuous Integration, software test, TDD

As I was researching material needed to write, Distributed agile: Fostering development collaboration without collocation, I had the privilege of interviewing two of the authors...


September 16, 2010  6:57 PM

Infrastructure integration testing with David Watt



Posted by: Yvette Francino
infrastructure integration test, software test

Software applications are no longer "just standalone systems, but part of a much more complex whole," said David Watt at this month's Software Quality Association of Denver (SQuAD) meeting. Watt introduced the concept of "infrastructure integration testing" (IIT) in his presentation,...


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