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Web or eBusiness Testing


TQ How to Break Software: Web 101+ Edition NEW
Dawn Haynes, PerfTestPlus, Inc.
Tue, 10/01/2013 - 1:00pm

When testing web applications, you may feel overwhelmed by the technologies of today's web environments. Web testing today requires more than just exercising a system’s functionality. Each system is composed of a customized mix of various layers of technology, each implemented in a different programming language and requiring unique testing strategies. This “stew” often leads to puzzling behavior across browsers; performance problems due to page design and content, server locations, and architecture; and inconsistent operation of navigation controls.

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Concurrent Sessions

W6 Creating a Better Testing Future: The World Is Changing and We Must Change With It
Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:30am

The IEEE 829 Test Documentation standard is thirty years old this year. Boris Beizer’s first book on software testing also turned thirty. Testing Computer Software, the best selling book on software testing, is twenty-five. During the last three decades, hardware platforms have evolved from mainframes to minis to desktops to laptops to tablets to smartphones. Development paradigms have shifted from waterfall to agile. Consumers expect more functionality, demand higher quality, and are less loyal to brands. The world has changed dramatically and testing must change to match it.

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T2 Evaluating and Testing Web APIs
Ole Lensmar, SmartBear Software
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 9:45am

Thanks to the massive adoption of cloud and mobile applications, web APIs are moving to center stage for many business and technology teams. As a direct result, the need to deliver a high-quality API experience is essential. When it comes to quality aspects of web APIs, there is more than first meets the eye. Apart from obvious characteristics related to functionality, performance, and security, several not-so-obvious traits of APIs are crucial for their adoption—many related to the context of the end user and how the API is to be consumed.

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K4 Selling (and Buying) “Live Site Quality” at eBay
Jon Bach, eBay, Inc.
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 8:30am

In the February Fortune magazine, eBay made the cover with the title “eBay is Back!” The article cited improvements in the look and feel of the site, strategic investments in fulfillment, and technology partnerships with retailers to establish it as more than just an online auction service. Jon Bach joined just as eBay was making big bets to make notable and visible gains with this strategy. Jon recounts his two and a half years as a quality engineering director and introduces a concept he calls Live Site Quality.

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