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Testing for Trust

Conference Plenary at STeP-IN SUMMIT 2012 (February 2012)
Laurent Gaudy, VP Partners & Alliance, Neotys

Globalisation generates an increasingly open and dynamic market where customers are confronted with a plethora of offers. The choices companies make will determine their future : success, survival or demise. Which criteria are going to dictate these fundamental decisions? The dilemma lies somewhere between the legitimate will to avoid unnecessary risks and the desire to resist falling back on what is already known. The first option is a sure recipe to miss opportunities to innovate, but innovation must be tested to be trusted. Neotys believes that performance testing is a constitutive element of trust as it offers leaders of the digital economy a totally dependable method of testing and generating trust.

An aesthetic approach to Accessibility Testing in Enterprise Applications

Conference Plenary at STeP-IN SUMMIT 2012 (February 2012)
VenkataRamana Vuppala, Principal QA Engineer, Oracle
Alluri Murali Krishna, Group Manager, HCM QA, Oracle

The analysis of the 'Global Burden of Disease 2004' data by the World Health Survey estimates that 15.3% of the world population 15 years and older (some 979 million people of the estimated 6.4 billion in 2004) had “moderate or severe disability”, while 2.9% or about 185 million experienced “severe disability”. According to the recent analysis in 2010 there were around 15.6% to 19.4% (some 1.06 billion to 1.33 billion people of the estimated 6.9 billion) persons 15 years and older living with disability and this is a big chunk of the population that cannot be ignored.

Open Source Load Generation Tools: Test Scripting Challenges and their Mitigation Strategies

Effective performance test scripting is a critical factor that dictates the success of any performance testing engagement. Performance test scripting is a complex process and unless one is equipped with the right tools and processes it is easy to go wrong at every turn. There are a wide range of load generation tools available in the market, both commercial and open source. While most open source tools effectively operate as “load generating engines”, they miserably lag behind commercial tools with respect to features like scenario recording, script debugging, customizable reports etc. Features related to scripting, such as recording, syntax highlighting IDE and visual debugging; often tip the scales in favor of these steeply priced commercial products.

Emergence of Mobile Apps – A perspective on its potential for testing professionals

Conference Plenary – at STeP-IN SUMMIT 2012
(February 16 - 17, 2012)
Karthik Srinivasan, Deputy general Manager, Vodafone

The desktop and the mobile world are merging to form a single ‘computing’ world – some call it the ‘Post PC’ world. To add to the complexity, the telecom & the internet world are also merging. Erstwhile partners are now competitors & traditional competitors are forced to partner. This has spawned new ecosystems and new industries with innovative business models. Technologies & business models are going obsolete faster than ever.