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MG Take a Test Drive of Acceptance Test-Driven Development NEW
Jared Richardson, Agile Artisans
Mon, 05/05/2014 - 8:30am

The practice of agile software development requires a clear understanding of business needs. Misunderstanding requirements causes waste, slipped schedules, and mistrust within the organization. Jared Richardson shows how good acceptance tests can reduce misunderstanding of requirements. A testable requirement provides a single source that serves as the analysis document, acceptance criteria, regression test suite, and progress-tracker for any given feature. Jared explores the creation, evaluation, and use of testable requirements by the business and developers.

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MK Testing the Data Warehouse―Big Data, Big Problems
Geoff Horne, NZTester Magazine
Mon, 05/05/2014 - 1:00pm

Data warehouses have become a popular mechanism for collecting, organizing, and making information readily available for strategic decision making. The ability to review historical trends and monitor near real-time operational data has become a key competitive advantage for many organizations. Yet the methods for assuring the quality of these valuable assets are quite different from those of transactional systems. Ensuring that the appropriate testing is performed is a major challenge for many enterprises.

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W2 Testing Lessons Learned from Monty Python
Rob Sabourin,
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:30am

And now for something completely different. Monty Python's Flying Circus revolutionized comedy and brought zany British humor to a worldwide audience. However, buried deep in the hilarity and camouflaged in its twisted wit lie many important testing lessons—tips and techniques you can apply to real world problems to deal with turbulent projects, changing requirements, and stubborn project stakeholders.

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W8 Continuous Testing through Service Virtualization
Allan Wagner, IBM
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:45pm

The demand to accelerate software delivery and for teams to continuously test and release high quality software sooner has never been greater. However, whether your release strategy is based on schedule or quality, the entire delivery process hits the wall when agility stops at testing. When software/services that are part of the delivered system or required environments are unavailable for testing, the entire team suffers. Al Wagner explains how to remove these testing interruptions, decrease project risk, and release higher quality software sooner.

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W12 Improving the Mobile Application User Experience (UX)
Philip Lew, XBOSoft
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:45pm

If users can’t figure out how to use your mobile applications and what’s in it for them, they’re gone. Usability and UX are key factors in keeping users satisfied so understanding, measuring, testing and improving these factors are critical to the success of today’s mobile applications. However, sometimes these concepts can be confusing—not only differentiating them but also defining and understanding them. Philip Lew explores the meanings of usability and UX, discusses how they are related, and then examines their importance for today’s mobile applications.

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T8 Designing for Testability: Differentiator in a Competitive Market
David Campbell, MITRE Corporation
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:15am

In today’s cost conscious marketplace, solution providers gain advantage over competitors when they deliver measurable benefits to customers and partners. Systems of even small scope often involve distributed hardware/software elements with varying execution parameters. Testing organizations often deal with a complex set of testing scenarios, increased risk for regression defects, and competing demands on limited system resources for a continuous comprehensive test program. Learn how designing a testable system architecture addresses these challenges.

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