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W10 Agile Code Reviews for Better Software—Sooner
Mark Hammer, SmartBear Software
Wed, 10/02/2013 - 1:45pm

Code reviews are often thought of as anti-agile, cumbersome, and disruptive. However, done correctly, they enable agile teams to become more collaborative and effective, and ultimately to produce higher quality software faster. Mark Hammer describes how lightweight code review practices succeed where more cumbersome methods fail. Mark offers tips on the mechanics of lightweight code reviews and compares five common styles of review. He looks at real-world examples and reveals impressive results.

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T1 Eliminating Software Defects with Jidoka—The Overlooked Pillar of Lean
Bill Curtis, CAST
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 9:45am

Many development organizations are experimenting—but getting mixed results—with lean development techniques. As a test or development manager, you have the power to help eliminate defects—the largest source of waste in development—and the enormous rework costs they incur. Bill Curtis discusses Jidoka, another pillar of lean, which uses automation to help developers detect and eliminate defects during development.

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T23 The Google Hacking Database: A Key Resource to Exposing Vulnerabilities
Kiran Karnad, MIMOS Berhad
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 3:00pm

We all know the power of Google—or do we? Two types of people use Google: normal users like you and me, and the not-so-normal users—the hackers. What types of information can hackers collect from Google? How severe is the damage they can cause? Is there a way to circumvent this hacking? As  a security tester, Kiran Karnad uses the GHDB (Google Hacking Database) to ensure their product will not be the next target for hackers.

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