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Early Performance Testing: What Else Shifts Beside Left

Development and deployment contexts have changed considerably over the last few years. The discipline of performance testing has had difficulty keeping up with modern testing principles and software development and deployment processes. Most people still see performance testing as a single experiment, run against a completely assembled, code-frozen, production-resourced system, with the “accuracy” of simulation […]

Workshop: Discover the Power of Pair Testing

In agile teams, it’s inevitable that team members are expected to be more cross-functional and produce high quality products for their customers. How can agile team members become more cross-functional and take ownership of quality? Often times there seems to be a scarcity of testing talents in agile teams. How can agile teams create high […]

Deliver High-Quality Mobile Apps with Continuous Testing

With hundreds of mobiles, tablets, and wearables running different versions of iOS and Android, automated continuous testing is the only sane way to address mobile testing. Tom Chavez presents a review of automated testing tools for mobile apps, including tools that require writing tests in a programming language and tools that record and play back […]

Teaching Your Team the Art of Security Test

Hackers are attacking everything that moves on the Internet and not a day goes by without another data breach announced on the news. Security is non-negotiable in the eyes of your customer, but does your quality assurance process add value to the security fight? Do the products that you sell or web applications that your […]

What The 80s Taught Me About Software Testing

Growing up in the 80’s was an exciting adventure. The world was introduced to so many new things: compact discs (CDs), a 24-hour cable music channel called MTV, the Sony Walkman, a video game called Pac-Man, and video cassette recorders (VCRs). IBM released the Personal Computer in 1981, the Commodore 64 was released in 1982, […]

Workshop: Finding Peformance Defects in the Application Exhaust

Listen To This STP Radio Episode Now! Finding configuration and use issues which rob your system of optimal performance can be difficult even under optimal conditions. For this session we will be leveraging big data practices to examine HTTP access logs for common issues related to use and configuration which result in slow client response […]

Performance Teams and Strategies

You just found out that your QA Automation team is being combined with the performance testers – it’s a huge promotion and you’re expected to know what to do right outta the gate. Has it happened to you? The first challenges are just understanding what the objectives are for the effort. Then you need to […]

Cross Platform Mobile Test Automation Using Appium

Mobile devices are taking over the world and quickly outpacing the use of traditional desktop machines. But how should we test them? Jonah Stiennon has spent the past two years working with a team of open source contributors at Sauce Labs to establish Appium as the industry standard for cross-platform mobile test automation. A Node.js […]

Maximize Quality with Multiple Testing Layers

Testing and quality should not be one dimensional. The software landscape shifts quickly, which means we need to shift our testing methods at a similar rate. Using a strategy that brings multi-layered testing to the forefront is necessary to test and deliver a reliable product, and it’s a vital part of success. Without it, raising […]

Performance Testing HTTP/2 Applications

This presentation will focus on the new HTTP version 2 standard and how to approach performance testing for sites optimized for HTTP/2 verses HTTP 1.x. This presentation will include the following information: 1.What is HTTP/2 2.How does HTTP/2 differ from HTTP 1.x 3.What performance gains should be expected from HTTP/2 4.How to optimize web applications […]