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Performance Testing at the Edge

Posted by Alois Reitbauer  on  Oct 04, 2010 1

Alois Reitbauer shows how to do performance testing of complex software systems during development, testing, and production by starting early in the development phase, breaking the test into pieces, and testing continuously. He also shows how to perform scalability tests on limited hardware or by using the cloud.

Fighting Layout Bugs

Posted by Michael Tamm  on  Sep 28, 2010 2

Michael Tamm offers solutions for automatic testing of a web application’s presentation layer through HTML and CSS validation and by detecting layout bugs using JavaScript and image processing.

Mobile Testing Challenge: Why Mobile Apps Need Real-World Testing Coverage and How Crowdsourcing Can Help

Posted by Doron Reuveni  on  Sep 20, 2010

Doron Reuveni presents how to use crowdsourcing for testing mobile applications in different ways - scripted/exploratory, on device/off device, automated/manual -, the specific characteristics of the In-the-Wild testing accompanied by a live demo, and some real-world success stories.

Devs Are From Mars. SETs Are Too.

Posted by Simon Stewart  on  Jun 28, 2010

Simon Stewart presents the activity of Google’s Engineering Productivity team and the role Software Engineers in Test (SETs) play in helping software developers to make their code more maintainable, recommending some of their tools: Gold linker, Eclipse, distcc, JDepend, graphviz.

Scrub & Spin: Stealth Use of Formal Methods in Software Development

Posted by Gerard Holzmann  on  Jun 02, 2010 1

Gerard Holzmann discusses Spin, a design analyzer tool, and Scrub, a code review tool, used by Jet Propulsion Laboratory to analyze and fix the software used for critical solar system exploration missions.

From Dev To Production Through Build Pipelines and Teamwork

Posted by Sam Newman  on  May 22, 2010 1

Sam Newman discusses how to improve the process going from software development to production, covering the following steps: building, configuration, automated testing, deploying, monitoring, logging and disasters. He offers practical advice on how to avoid transforming the development, QA and Operations into silos by using build pipelines providing continuous builds and deployment.

Testing C# and ASP.Net Applications Using Ruby

Posted by Ben Hall  on  May 21, 2010

Ben Hall shows how Ruby testing tools can help with .NET and ASP.NET development and takes a look at RSpec, Webrat, Cucumber, Selenium and others. Also: a peek at using IronRuby for testing .NET apps.

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