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Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
Half-day Tutorials

How to Break Software: Robustness Edition

Have you ever worked on a project where you felt testing was thorough and complete—all of the features were covered and all of the tests passed—yet in the first week in production the software had serious issues and problems? Join Dawn Haynes to learn how to inject robustness testing into your projects to uncover those issues before release. Robustness—an important and often overlooked area of testing—is the degree to which a system operates correctly in the presence of exceptional inputs or stressful environmental conditions. By expanding basic tests and incorporating specific robustness attacks, Dawn shows you how to catch defects that commonly show up first in production. She offers strategies for making robustness testing a project-level concern so those defects get the priority they deserve and are fixed before release. Join Dawn to learn about robustness tests you can add to your suite and execute in just a few minutes—even if your test team is over-tasked and under-resourced.

Dawn Haynes, PerfTestPlus, Inc.

Dawn Haynes is COO, principal trainer, and consultant for PerfTestPlus, Inc., and a former director of the Association for Software Testing. Dawn’s unique blend of experience, humor, and effectiveness at providing tools and techniques that help students at all levels generate new approaches to common and complex software testing problems has resulted in her international recognition as an elite trainer of testers. She provides consulting services and is a frequent speaker at testing conferences, local groups, and intimate gatherings of testers.

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