The conferences produced by STeP-IN Forum provide a platform for the professionals to participate, share, publish, and leverage experiences and practices for the common good of the community of practitioners.
Testing in Enterprise Mobility SpaceThe Conference was well received by the 150+ physical attendees, and around 30number of virtual ones Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai.
The event was sponsored by Borland, a MicroFocus Company and ITB – Indian Testing Board.
Dr. Pradeep Waychal, Head - Innovation Centre, College of Engineering, Pune did the Welcome note
The keynote “Enterprise Mobility Testing – Now a Need No More a Want!” was by Murali Meenakshi Sundaram, Head – Cloud Computing, CSC.
Application Security TestingThe conference, conducted at the Leela Palace and attended by more than 200 delegates delivered on the promised objectives, which were to increase awareness of, and share experiences on:
The conference covered
- Building secure software by aligning business process to provide stakeholder-centric services
- Technology standardization for testing the whole software development life cycle which in turn involves testing the people, the process, and the technology
- Intensifying meeting of Security requirements
- Use of Security testing frameworks
- Threat Modeling Approaches: Identification of Better ways of Risk identification, analysis, and ranking at design level to reduce security problems and their impact
Security TestingSTeP-IN Forum’s theme conference on Security Testing was planned keeping in mind the Security and fraud issues that became critical concerns for financial institutions and merchants spearheading smart-card adoption (online transactions) in the first decade of the 21st century.
Mr.Shyamal Ghosh, then Chairman of the Data Security Council of India delivered the Key Note address to over 200 enthusiasts attending the event. Speakers like Sameer Ratolikar, CISO, Bank of India, and ArvindDoraiswamy, Project Manager,Paladion Networks (among others) enthralled the attendees with information packed sessions on Application Layer (Layer 7) attacks, and incidents in a web driven world.
Testing BFSI ApplicationsSince the Finance industry, especially Banking Services, facilitates large volumes of high value transactions, the need for defect free software is absolutely critical. Companies in BFSI sectors are sensitive to the knowledge that a single error can result in the loss of business, revenues and reputation. It is a known fact that testing and re-testing systems, process, products and protocols is of high importance.
By its requirement, software testing is a very demanding job; especially so with respect to this sector, making it imperative for this service to be managed by dedicated experts with the necessary domain knowledge.
STeP-IN Forum’s theme conference on Testing BFSI Applications was organized with the aim to help participants get a broader and deeper perspective of BFSI Testing and also give them a good insight of its organizations.
Test Measurements and MetricsSoftware testing is a key practice and has become a significant growth driver to business. As software testing became more challenging and business-value oriented, it became vital to a keep close tab on the pulse of testing in terms of effectiveness, efficiency and business value.
Over the years, measurements in testing are no longer limited to defects at the execution stage, but span the entire software and business cycle. Measurements in testing indicate test effectiveness of testing, product quality, release risks, demonstrate business value, provide management insight into the progress, highlight kinks in the SDLC and help improve the overall process.
This conference focused on the measurements/metrics in testing with an intention to strengthen the test community. Key speakers at the event included visionaries like Amitava Roy, President – Symphony Services, and industry stalwarts like J Veeraraaghavan, Principal Consultant, PM-Power Consulting.
Test AutomationSoftware Test Automationbecame a key driver to improving the efficiency of testing early in the last decade. A wide spectrum of tool sets existed that helped in the automation of functional and non-functional tests. Some of these are COTS tools and open source toolsets also started becoming dominant players. Automated testing has a significant business implication in implementing cost-effective testing and improving the overall product.Large scale automation is indeed a vital development activity and demands good principles of design and programming in addition to being good in testing.
This conference aimed to enhance the skills of the professional working on test automation. The objective of the Conference was to increase awareness of, and share experiences on test automation that help in improved software testing. The conference helpedpractitioners to get a broader and deeper perspective of test tools and automation and also threw insight on automation practice in organizations.
Performance TestingTowards the end of the last decade, software had become larger, more complex, and customers’expectations towards the same changed drastically as well. One of the key attributes that emerged during the time was performance.
Large scale systems pose significant challenges in architecting and coding to meet performance expectations. Performance testing during the time grew into the larger discipline of Software Performance Engineering that relates to ensuring that performance attributes are considered at the earliest stages.
This conference covered the concept of Performance Engineering as a key discipline with a set of techniques, processes and a rich set of specialized tools. It aimed at advancing the skills of performance test specialists, bycovering aspects of software architecture, test techniques, tools, mathematical models and statistical analysis.This conference also addressed the issues and challenges faced in the domain of Performance Testing.
Usability Testing and EngineeringSTeP-IN Forum’s theme conference on Usability Testing and Engineering was one of the firsts of a series of themed events on carefully selected topics keeping in mind the evolution software testing as a scientific discipline, and the changing needs and expectations of customers from the industry.
This theme conference aimed to provide a platform where test champions and gurus, industry practitioners, academicians, and professionals could come together to share their expertise, in-depth knowledge and industry best practices in the area of Usability Testing and Engineering.
Test Automation - The Next Generation Test Technology
- Over 300 delegates from India and abroad.
- Well appreciated by Sponsors: Mercury and Compuware.