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K2 Testing the Xbox: Lessons for All
Alan Page, Microsoft
Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:00am

Testing a game console isn’t all fun and games. However, with more than 50 million Xbox 360 consoles sold, and the amazing success of the Kinect sensor, it’s certainly a hotbed of excitement for software developers and testers alike. Veteran tester Alan Page is having a blast on the Xbox console team and shares an insider’s view of what it’s like to test one of the most popular entertainment systems ever created. Learn the details of testing the Xbox from the guts of the operating system to the latest applications—and everything in between.

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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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