• April 25, 2012 25 Apr'12

    Can exploratory testing be automated?

    Some might argue that exploratory testing, by its very definition, is the opposite of automated testing; however, testers are learning ways in which automation and exploratory can be used to ...

  • April 23, 2012 23 Apr'12

    Test automation success: Breaking down managers' misconceptions

    One popular objective for test automation is to automate 100% of manual tests, according to independent test consultant and author Dorothy Graham. However, while some tests are better as automated ...

  • April 20, 2012 20 Apr'12

    Tools and techniques for performance testing with Scott Barber

    Many people think performance testing is a difficult effort riddled with complicated tools and measurements. As for those aspects that are complex, Scott Barber, Chief Technologist at PerfTestPlus, ...

  • April 20, 2012 20 Apr'12

    Moving to DevOps speeds deployment and boosts ROI

    The DevOps model is gaining popularity and offers many benefits, according to STAREAST 2012 presenter Manoj Narayanan.

  • April 20, 2012 20 Apr'12

    Software testing is an "intentional investigation"

    When testers "compare the product to specifications," what they often find is that they identify intentions -- and the intentions are different from the product. While the tester's job may be to ...

  • April 19, 2012 19 Apr'12

    Software testers as qualitative researchers: STAREAST 2012 keynote

    The qualitative research methods employed by social scientists are not so different from the work of software testers, according to STAREAST 2012 keynote speaker Michael Bolton.

  • April 19, 2012 19 Apr'12

    Building a quality organization with talent management

    At STAREAST 2012, keynote speaker Keith Klain spoke about his success in leading cultural change by emphasizing leadership skills, talent management and empowerment.

  • April 18, 2012 18 Apr'12

    Don't wait too late to start performance testing

    As software quality professionals, we all know that the earlier we find defects, the easier they are to fix. However, all too often, performance testing is not done until the very end of a release ...

  • April 18, 2012 18 Apr'12

    Exploratory testing: Tools to help recreate the problem

    Here at STAREAST 2012, we've been hearing quite a lot about the importance of exploratory testing. This technique allows testers to really dig into areas of high risk, using the knowledge they've ...

  • April 18, 2012 18 Apr'12

    Risk-based testing session at STAREAST 2012

    "Simplify, simplify, simplify" and "make sure you're testing exactly what your customers are asking for," says Mary LeMieux-Ruibal from Cognizant. She and Dr. Mirkeya Capellán from Sogeti ...

  • April 16, 2012 16 Apr'12

    Overcoming mobile testing challenges: Functional testing in a mobile world

    Mobile testing may seem overwhelming to many testers, as the mobile space is rapidly growing and new challenges arise every day. Independent consultant Karen Johnson offers some tips for approaching these challenges and gives a preview of what she ...

  • April 13, 2012 13 Apr'12

    Exploratory testing in Agile environments

    How do testers integrate exploratory testing techniques and test automation in an Agile setting? Software testing consultant Lanette Creamer is co-presenting “You Can’t Spell Agile Testing without ...

  • April 12, 2012 12 Apr'12

    Programming skills needed for test automation

    We continue to hear more about test automation as more organizations are claiming success with their automation strategies. Just a few months ago at our local SQuAD (Software Quality Association of ...

  • April 09, 2012 09 Apr'12

    How IT leaders can boost ROI with test automation

    We hear more about Graham and Fewster's thoughts on ROI for automation and their advice for IT leaders. They will be speaking about test automation and STAREAST 2012.

  • April 09, 2012 09 Apr'12

    Test automation: Exploring automation case studies in Agile development

    Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster, authors of “Experiences with Test Automation,” discuss the types of test automation that software development teams are executing. Graham and Fewster will be speaking about test automation at STAREAST 2012.