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Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 11:15am - 12:15pm
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Testing with an Accent: Internationalization Testing

Finding time to test the basic functionality, performance, and security of a system is difficult enough, so how do you find time to add internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n) testing? Today’s world is very small, and you may already have international users in your target market. Can you really afford to ignore those who can’t enter their name correctly with the default US-ASCII character set? Will it still be a quality product to them? Paul Carvalho shares how you can—with a little creative thinking and design—incorporate i18n and l10n testing into your regular routine. Great testing requires the right mindset, applied insight, preparation, and dedication. Learn how to identify the system elements that pose juicy risks; go beyond looking at the UI, using simple tools and tricks you can try right away; and discuss ways to integrate i18n into your functional testing in a fun way with little overhead. Impress your co-workers and delight your customers!

Paul Carvalho, STAQS

A software test consultant and trainer, quality architect, and agile coach, Paul Carvalho helps his clients build test-infected development teams with a holistic and congruent approach to quality. With twenty-five years of building software in many different industries, Paul is considered an expert in software testing and is part of the context-driven software testing community.

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