PerfBytes Live

Join Us Tuesday night for a LIVE Podcast from STPCon! Ever had a question about performance testing? Ever wanted to just complain about the lack of load testing on your favorite websites as they buckle and crash under heavy load? Come and join the live audience of the PerfBytes podcast! Win prizes, learn about performance […]

Insider’s View of a Real-World Project: Innovative Strategies & Solutions for Performance Testing Composite Applications

Composite applications have become one of the most complicated―and unavoidable―project types that testers face. With these applications needing to interface successfully with myriad third-party components and services―sometimes simultaneously―performance testing them adequately and in a sufficient number of scenarios can be a challenge. In this presentation, Terri Chu, Principal Consultant for Orasi Software, Inc.’s Performance Testing […]

Taming the Wild West of Mobile App Development with Continuous Quality

The global shift to mobile applications as the primary means of accessing the internet is undeniable and has caused enterprises to quickly develop mobile channels for their new and existing business applications. With the many other challenges this trend has presented, it was time for enterprises to lasso the wild west of mobile application development […]

Don’t Blink, Don’t Even Blink

Just as in the Whovian universe where the Weeping Angles are posed to destroy if you so much as blink—so it is in QA. Companies spend months or even years training a QA engineer. Only to see them walk out the door. The reasons vary; they perceive a better opportunity, or they don’t feel valued. […]

WORKSHOP: Implementing Business Context to Test Heuristics Model

We live in a world with various business domains. Testers in these domains are called upon to understand the business context, and while the core approach to their testing should be similar to other testers, it is important to understand the industries that are out there. Have you ever wondered how testers in another domain […]

Navigating the UX Jungle

There are very few known techniques that can accurately and consistently shape a good UI/UX. Though most of the companies are spending a lot in deciding the colors and bars on the screen, frankly beauty comes second. It’s a known fact that users resist change. How can you stage the changes in a way that’s […]

Does Domain Expertise Matter?

Candidate must have 5 years of experience in healthcare. Or, substitute finance, insurance, manufacturing, or what have you for healthcare. You get the picture. Domain expertise is frequently the basis for hiring decisions. Usually, I feel that it is completely unnecessary. In this talk, I’ll describe how I jumped in domains without previous experience and […]

Shifting the Test Role Pendulum

10+ years ago, many of us started our careers in testing on a move from an internal role – from the business side or similar. It was common for people who were users of the product to be hired to jump start their technical career. Now, we have seen an influx of tester positions that […]

Improv(e) Your Testing! Tips & Tricks from Jester to Tester

Improvisational comedy—sometimes called improv—is a form of theater in which the performance is created in the moment. Successful improv involves learning and using a variety of skills and techniques which allow performers to quickly adapt to a constantly changing environment and new information. Now reread the previous sentence, but replace the word improv with testing. […]