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  • Celebrating 20 Years Of TestNet

    The story of TestNet's evolution from an idea to the second largest IT community in the Netherlands has many interesting milestones and achievements w...

    • 13/04/2017
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    • Posted by Paul
  • Introducing OdinSTAR 2017

    You've seen the sneak peaks... You've seen the teaser trailer...     Now it's time to tell you the details What is OdinSTAR? Odi...

    • 17/03/2017
    • 6387 Views
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    • Posted by Rebecca
  • Daragh

    Test Management – Everything You Need To Know!

    The book: Guide to Advanced Software Testing: Second Edition is an excellent resource for all testing professionals. Here you can get access to t...

    • 16/03/2017
    • 6386 Views
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    • Posted by Daragh
  • Daragh

    Application Security Testing: A New Approach

    Application Security is a broad and deep topic that few Testers or Developers ever master. A new approach to Application Security has arrived that tu...

    • 09/03/2017
    • 6164 Views
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    • Posted by Daragh
  • Daragh

    The Pathologies of Failed Test Automation Projects

    Learn to avoid these mistakes Creating test automation projects can be a tricky and time-consuming process. By detecting possible faults early, ...

    • 09/03/2017
    • 6095 Views
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    • Posted by Daragh
  • Daragh

    Performance in A DevOps World

    Learn more about overcoming the challenges of transforming to DevOps with performance in mind. What, how, and when you measure all changes in a DevOp...

    • 09/03/2017
    • 6085 Views
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    • Posted by Daragh
  • Ard Kramer

    The Joy of Reviewing

    Over the past week I have been reviewing the abstracts for EuroSTAR. It is my second year as a reviewer and I have found it very it interesting and fu...

    • 01/03/2017
    • 5973 Views
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    • Posted by Ard Kramer
  • Iris Pinkster - O''Riordain

    Call for Submissions Update for 2017

    The deadline has passed for submitting to speak at EuroSTAR 2017 and we're well into the review process for this year's conference. We received a huge...

    • 20/02/2017
    • 1438 Views
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    • Posted by Iris Pinkster - O''Riordain
  • Daragh

    Follow the STAR to Become a Speaker at EuroSTAR 2017

    2017 is a particularly special year for EuroSTAR as we'll be celebrating our 25th Annual EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference. We couldn't have done ...

    • 25/01/2017
    • 1933 Views
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    • Posted by Daragh
  • Calling All Speakers for UKSTAR – Our New Conference in 2017!

    EuroSTAR are delighted to announce that we will host a brand new software testing conference in the UK in 2017. The first UKSTAR Testing Conference ta...

    • 07/10/2016
    • 1662 Views
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    • Posted by Paul
  • Lorraine

    The EuroSTAR 20 Year Club…

    So who runs this club, how do I join and how much does it cost? Well it turns out that it’s a very small and elite bunch of people, and nothing b...

    • 06/10/2016
    • 1626 Views
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    • Posted by Lorraine
  • Daragh

    Latest Competition Winners – September 2016

    Check out all our latest competition winners and upcoming competitions across EuroSTAR and Huddle.   TeamSTAR Competition 2016 This years Te...

    • 28/09/2016
    • 3236 Views
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    • Posted by Daragh
  • Daragh

    Facebook Competition – Winner Announced!

    We ran a competition recently on Facebook where we asked you to Like the EuroSTAR Conferences Facebook page, Share the post below and Tag two friends...

    • 27/09/2016
    • 1522 Views
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    • Posted by Daragh
  • Daragh

    ShareIT Sarajevo Meetup – EuroSTAR Roadshow 2016

    This years TeamSTAR competition involved teams of testers hosting local meetups which explored the EuroSTAR Conference theme 2016 "Learning To Test, T...

    • 14/09/2016
    • 1978 Views
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    • Posted by Daragh
  • Emma

    SQS – Test professional needs a partner

    Dyed-in-the-wool test professionals will feel right at home at the EuroSTAR conference in Maastricht. The field is developing at a dizzying pace, and ...

    • 28/10/2015
    • 3413 Views
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    • Posted by Emma
  • Emma

    SQS Whitepapers: Bank on Mobile, Service Virtualisation & Implementing DevOps

    SQS will be joining us as an exhibitor in Maastricht at EuroSTAR next week. Ahead of their trip to Maastricht they have compiled some whitepapers to s...

    • 26/10/2015
    • 3978 Views
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    • Posted by Emma
  • Emma

    Expo Stand Idea of the Week Vol.3

    The TEST Huddle Blog is the new home for all software testing articles produced for EuroSTAR by the software testing community. Moving forward the Eur...

    • 02/10/2015
    • 3590 Views
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    • Posted by Emma
  • Daragh

    13 Must-See Sights of Maastricht

    Last April, the EuroSTAR team had the privilege of visiting Maastricht for a site visit ahead of the EuroSTAR Conference 2015 this November. Durin...

    • 24/09/2015
    • 2998 Views
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    • Posted by Daragh
  • Lorraine

    10 Tips to Exhibition Success

    The TEST Huddle Blog is the new home for all software testing articles produced for EuroSTAR by the software testing community. Moving forward the Eur...

    • 21/09/2015
    • 2543 Views
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    • Posted by Lorraine
  • Reliability & Security Will Be Key For Business Adoption Of Wearables – Cigniti

    With the advent of BYOD (Bring your own device), enterprises are adding time and resources to ensure they can get the maximum benefit from the persona...

    • 01/07/2015
    • 3199 Views
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    • Posted by Aaron
  • Emma

    Comparing Influence Diagrams and Cause Effect Tables

    The influence of friends Every few months, a group of friends in the software testing industry meet for a weekend. We started doing this because we n...

    • 24/11/2014
    • 15803 Views
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    • Posted by Emma
  • Emma

    Cutting through the noise: moving towards an objective discipline of testing

    Combinatorial methods, multiplicative coverage, cause and effect graphing – the list of proposed test case design methods runs on. The debate on how...

    • 14/11/2014
    • 12964 Views
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    • Posted by Emma
  • EuroSTAR

    On Estimation

    In the late 1980s, I was working at a telecoms company as a development team leader. Around 7pm one evening, I was sat opposite my old friend Hugh. Th...

    • 30/09/2014
    • 9571 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Top 7 ways to reduce time to market

    1. Clear requirements from the outset 71% of failed software projects can be traced back to poor, incomplete or ambiguous requirements1. When the req...

    • 29/09/2014
    • 10425 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    End of the Road or Time for a Road Map?

    Stephen Janaway's blog - The End of the Road for Test Managers? - and the comments added by readers certainly chimed with the experience of many of ...

    • 30/06/2014
    • 5652 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    EuroSTAR Daily Digest

    Take ten minutes to refresh on some interesting software testing articles We are shining the spotlight on some of the most popular articles on the Eu...

    • 16/05/2014
    • 5624 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Status Report – The call is closed, reviews to finish this week

    The call for submissions closed on 14 February and the wider review team, the programme committee and myself have been reading and scoring the submiss...

    • 04/03/2014
    • 5443 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    The Curse of Interesting Times by Paul Gerrard

    Last year  we had a very popular blog post series here on the EuroSTAR Blog called 'A View From The Chair' with Michael Bolton. Following the success...

    • 04/02/2014
    • 6572 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    A successful result of an unsuccessful story

    A successful result of an unsuccessful story - From the session "This Is Not A Success Story"at the 2013 EuroSTAR Conference.   During EuroS...

    • 21/11/2013
    • 5959 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    Assumptions ahead… Beware

    Recently I was asked to participate on the EuroSTAR community blog in an interview. One of the questions I got there was what I would recommend for...

    • 11/10/2013
    • 5273 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Ten things you need to know to run a successful Testing Center of Excellence

    According to the World Quality Report, 2013-14 research data shows rapid growth in fully operational in-house Testing Centers of Excellence. Read on t...

    • 04/10/2013
    • 5871 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Video: The Mouse Pattern and Reachability Graphs

    Continuing with reachability graphs, this screencast shows a novel testing pattern to deal with the oracle problem. In brief, the oracle problem captu...

    • 19/09/2013
    • 5445 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Why is testing data difficult?

    This will be a series of articles to discuss both the challenges in testing (big) data applications, as well as some approaches, lessons learned and t...

    • 10/09/2013
    • 5818 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    August Newsletter 2013

    We are delighted to see that over 400 attendees are already confirmed for this year's conference. If you are planning ...

    • 08/08/2013
    • 4960 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    10 Reasons Why We Love SaaS Software Testing

    As recently as 5 years ago, software-as-a-service (SaaS) testing was a terrifying concept for many IT professionals. After all, handing over your data...

    • 01/08/2013
    • 5241 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    The True Cost of Free, Open Source Software Testing Platforms

    In many industries, the technical support department is the de facto face of the company. Customers end up spending more time with call center represe...

    • 08/07/2013
    • 4987 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Changing Metamorphosis – Journey into the Next Form for Testing!

    Testing is increasingly beginning to feel the push from two very interesting but intrinsically-related factors, which is driving the Testing World int...

    • 04/07/2013
    • 5026 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    6 Weeks After – All Calm and Serene (?!?)

    What started out 10 weeks ago has evolved, and it is time to end the story. The journey has been an interesting and sometimes confusing one, but this ...

    • 28/06/2013
    • 4892 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Quality Engineering at Lloyds Banking Group

    An increasing number of corporations now feel the need to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of their IT assets, while improving quality and acc...

    • 10/06/2013
    • 5005 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Part 6: I-day + 2 weeks – the smoke begins to clear

    The defects statistics I have been showing have not been telling the whole story. These have been summary figures only, and just like the Data Warehou...

    • 06/06/2013
    • 4831 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Part 6: I-day + 2 weeks – the smoke begins to clear

    The defects statistics I have been showing have not been telling the whole story. These have been summary figures only, and just like the Data Warehou...

    • 06/06/2013
    • 4888 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    A view from the Chair with Michael Bolton (Volume 5)

    m back home in Toronto for a little while, having returned from a week of testing Rapid Software Testing and Rapid Testing for Managers in Ballerup, n...

    • 05/06/2013
    • 6318 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Part 5: …. Zero …… Lift Off (!) ….. Almost

    Part 5 of 7: Implementation day arrived, and the series of five articles (of which this is the fifth) is being extended to seven episodes, to include ...

    • 24/05/2013
    • 4974 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    One Week – Moving to Sign-Off

    The fourth of five weekly reports from Peter Morgan. Stakeholders sign-off is the aim for the week, as well as reducing the defects outstanding, and i...

    • 17/05/2013
    • 5055 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Special Event in Conjunction with NCS – Oslo, 28th May

    EuroSTAR Conferences are excited to bring you a special Supporting Organisation event in conjunction with the Norwegian Supporting Organisation, Den N...

    • 14/05/2013
    • 4989 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Two Weeks…. Looking in Both Directions

    The third of five weekly reports:- as the 'real' implementation approaches, after two preparatory do-nothing code promotions, the focus of both busine...

    • 10/05/2013
    • 4908 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Special Event in Conjunction with SAST – Gothenburg, 23rd May

    EuroSTAR Conferences are delighted to bring you a special Supporting Organisation event in conjunction with the Swedish Supporting Organisation, SAST,...

    • 08/05/2013
    • 4984 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Three Weeks and Counting …..

    Three weeks to go, and the journey into PROD continues. There are some significant on-going challenges, late user decisions that have a large impact o...

    • 07/05/2013
    • 4940 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    The View From 4 Weeks Out

    The run-up to a major code implementation can be a tense and anxious time. In this, the first of 5 weekly blog posts, Peter Morgan sets the project co...

    • 29/04/2013
    • 4932 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    If you want to really know, ask a tester!

    Who should really know what is going on with the project, and how the software works (perhaps as opposed to how the software should work)? Not unsurpr...

    • 19/04/2013
    • 5070 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    A new vacuum cleaner for €100 – Why Testing Contributes to the Final Result

    Do you ever go back to the reasons why you have ever started in the field where you are working in now? Why are you an IT-professional, Tester, Busine...

    • 15/04/2013
    • 4893 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Proud to be a Community Leader – Ard Kramer

    Ard Kramer is one of the 2013 EuroSTAR Community Leaders. The Community Leaders are a panel of key members of the EuroSTAR community who will be activ...

    • 09/04/2013
    • 4989 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    A View from the Chair with Michael Bolton (Volume 3)

    Much has happened since my last blog post. The program committee completed its review of almost 420 conference proposals. We then gathered togethe...

    • 01/04/2013
    • 4966 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Introduction to Google Software Testing

    Have you ever wondered how does Google test software? If yes, then our latest eBook is for you. The latest EuroSTAR Community eBook is an excerpt fro...

    • 25/03/2013
    • 6015 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    A View from the Chair with Michael Bolton

    In the fall of 2012, the EuroSTAR Conferences team honoured me by asking me to become the Programme Chair for the 2013 conference. Just after EuroSTAR...

    • 04/02/2013
    • 4881 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Unreproducible – You’re wrong!

    Let me leave you in no doubt, in case you were not convinced by the title. I don't believe in unreproducible bugs. Not only that: having thought about...

    • 20/12/2012
    • 4930 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    The Community Hub 2012 – Brett would have been pleased

    After being talked about for some time, The Community Hub finally arrived at EuroSTAR. Reputedly suggested by Brett Gonzales in the late 1990's duri...

    • 03/12/2012
    • 6966 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Testing with the crowd

    Nowadays, everyone is talking about "the cloud". The cloud is cool, the cloud is THE solution! Change two letters and there's another web 2.0 phenomen...

    • 23/11/2012
    • 5645 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    2013 Programme Chair Michael Bolton

    We are delighted to announce that the Programme Chair for the 2013 EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference in Gothenburg is Michael Bolton. Michael Bo...

    • 08/11/2012
    • 6326 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Testing is just like cooking

    As a professional I am a senior test automation expert, but in my spare free time I like to think that I am a well skilled amateur chef, specialized i...

    • 01/11/2012
    • 5064 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    …. But, Does it Work on Paper?

    Have you ever worked on a project that failed? Just after the decision to close the project was made, someone says with the wonderful gift of hindsigh...

    • 01/10/2012
    • 4827 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    Tester in travel

    Some time ago, a tester had a desk, his own mug or his favourite posters on the wall of the same cubicle for many years. Nowadays things are a little ...

    • 04/09/2012
    • 5011 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    How to avoid the testing Swiss Cheese Syndrome

    As a lot of teams suffer all over the world from the "Testing Swiss Cheese Syndrome" so I believe it is time to share the information that we have col...

    • 31/08/2012
    • 6180 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Why pay more? New Age Testing: As a Service

    With technology advancing at breakneck pace, interfacing platforms have become more significant as the interaction medium for customers and internal f...

    • 23/08/2012
    • 5337 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    How safe is your phone number?

    As testers we have a gloomy outlook on life, with a start point that the software doesn't work. That is our default position. As a group, we are never...

    • 08/08/2012
    • 5284 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    A view from the Chair with Michael Bolton (Volume 7)

    I've been travelling even more than usual this year. I've been to Winnipeg here in Canada; Milwaukee, Orlando, and New York in the United States; Lond...

    • 07/08/2012
    • 6572 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Update your Tests with the Next Generation

    Automated test execution tools can be highly useful, but on the other hand, maintaining a huge set of intricate test automation scripts for each new v...

    • 23/07/2012
    • 5194 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Test Studio for iOS is Out of Beta! Download It from the App Store.

    There were a lot of questions from users what would be the price of Test Studio for iOS when it drops the Beta tag. Well, get excited: it will be dist...

    • 21/06/2012
    • 5092 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Community Choice: A Word from Your Speaker

    Community Choice Winner Srikanth Krishnan At the outset I would like to first thank EuroSTAR for asking me to participate in their Community Choice c...

    • 08/06/2012
    • 4938 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    And the winner is…

    Community Choice Winner 2012 For EuroSTAR 2012, the Conference Programme team decided to leave one speaker session open - allowing our Community memb...

    • 01/06/2012
    • 4807 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Personal Aspects of Recovery Testing

    In the IT world, there is often large (and necessary) emphasis placed on recovery, after a system outage. What would happen if the whole IT solution f...

    • 19/04/2012
    • 4843 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    Gaining Stakeholder Buy In

    I believe that gaining the buy in of the stakeholders is an essential element for the success of ant testing activity. That buy in should include stak...

    • 21/03/2012
    • 5119 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Telerik are extraordinarily excited to announce their beta release of Test Studio for iOS is available now

    The entire Test Studio crew has been working hard on this ground-breaking release for us. Test Studio for iOS offers the same great approach to mobile...

    • 20/03/2012
    • 4781 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Why every tester should have an IREB certificate

    Our world is changing all the time. When I had my first job interview as a tester I just had to answer three questions with 'yes' to get the job (I se...

    • 09/02/2012
    • 5455 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    The case for the CPO

    Achieving and maintaining performance assurance at the Enterprise level is a difficult enough challenge for most organisations. The time has definitel...

    • 26/01/2012
    • 4825 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    Video: Bug Busting with EclipseIT! DAY 3

    Day 3 of the EuroSTAR experience brought to you by EclipseIT! This video diary was recorded live at EuroSTAR 2011. It was made by our ExpoSTAR winners...

    • 24/11/2011
    • 4827 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    Testing Times are Here to Stay – Factors Influencing Spending on Testing Services

    IDC and Gartner forecast that the enterprise spending on independent testing services would cross the benchmark of $30billion by 2015. Yet another hig...

    • 24/11/2011
    • 4871 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Video: Bug Busting with EclipseIT!

    This video diary was recorded at EuroSTAR 2011. It was made by our ExpoSTAR winners, EclipseIT and they are busting bugs in the exhibition hall as we ...

    • 23/11/2011
    • 4774 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    Hello EuroSTAR Manchester – This is Manchester (Vermont)

    I have been a ‘regular’ at EuroSTAR for some long time, and it has been a place for inspiration, and where I have made wonderful friendships withi...

    • 23/11/2011
    • 5127 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    Cost saving is only an appetizer benefit for companies that outsource software testing

    According to Forrester 86% of companies that outsource testing report very impressive results (Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Con...

    • 22/11/2011
    • 4836 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    Solve problems by cleaning your teeth

    It was a very tricky situation; why did the schedule run correctly in System Test, yet aborted at irregular intervals (and not always at the same plac...

    • 18/11/2011
    • 4846 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    Weave a “web” of ALM resources – The IBM ALM solution

    For organizations seeking a turnkey ALM solution for project teams we offer the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management. The Rational...

    • 15/11/2011
    • 4917 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    Code Versus Functional coverage

    Most testers have experience of test automation tools; some testers have exposure to code coverage toolsets while all are familiar with the concepts. ...

    • 07/11/2011
    • 5326 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    8 Nobel Prize Winning Characteristics applied to Software Testing

    October saw the announcements of various Nobel prizes - or as I heard from a Norwegian economics professor recently: The <organisation's> prize ...

    • 04/11/2011
    • 5854 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    Industries Accentuating Service Quality through Mobility Testing

    Mounting demand for smartphones and its fast adoption in B2B and B2C markets has laid a new roadmap for improving service quality and market share of ...

    • 03/11/2011
    • 4803 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    Great Testers of our Time – 12: Brett Gonzales

    SPOOF   After Brett Gonzales was found to be ineligible for the European Tester of Excellence award, the EuroSTAR offices were inundated with...

    • 02/11/2011
    • 6753 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    The Essence of a Good Bug Report

    Writing an incident description The issue's title is also a summary, so we aim to be as concise as possible, trying to make sure that the language us...

    • 26/10/2011
    • 4924 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    I don’t believe in Rocket Science

    Have you ever heard the expression 'it's not rocket science', when trying to describe a seemingly easy task. I once worked on a data warehouse system ...

    • 25/10/2011
    • 4825 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    About the bright future of testing and the value of conferences

    Attending a high-quality test conference now and then is worthwhile! I recently read a discussion on Twitter and the EuroSTAR blog about reasons to at...

    • 24/10/2011
    • 4856 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    Why do we make testing as complex as we do?

    I'm afraid this will not be the most popular blogpost that I ever wrote. But I'll post it anyway. In my opinion, we make testing far too complex. Let ...

    • 14/10/2011
    • 4848 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    The Definition of Testing

    The views expressed here reflect the views of the author alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views of any of their organizations. Testing is ...

    • 11/10/2011
    • 4895 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    Manchester Memories

    Everybody that knows me a little, knows that the EuroSTAR Conference holds a special place in my heart. It's the first international software testing ...

    • 11/10/2011
    • 4900 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    Bringing information back into IT

    In my experience working on IT projects means a constant struggle with information, either too much or, more often, not enough of it. Timing is an im...

    • 10/10/2011
    • 4943 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    Independent Software Testing Services – Paving the Way for New Opportunities

    Looking at the history of IT industry, its poor cousin, software testing, has always been looked at as an unwanted child. Today, when the entire world...

    • 30/09/2011
    • 5785 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    Usability Testing A Gateway to Success

    It is believed that the best tool to spawn leads is your website. If designed to meet user's expectations, it can do wonders for you. Whereas, if your...

    • 29/09/2011
    • 5238 Views
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    • Posted by EuroSTAR
  • EuroSTAR

    Off-shore? What?

    Today I more or less lost it when I got tired of hearing people referring to off-shore. Yes, I know what they mean and I know that money talks and I u...

    • 23/09/2011
    • 5309 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    What exactly is Quality all about?

    This morning, I had been to my bank's ATM (Automated Teller Machine) to withdraw some cash. I never knew that I would experience a wide variety of ...

    • 06/09/2011
    • 5290 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    Testing AJAX Dynamically Loaded Elements

    I've posted up two short videos covering a typical AJAX testing scenario: the elements you need to interact with haven't yet been created - they're wa...

    • 31/08/2011
    • 4863 Views
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    Pursuing a Quality Programme…(2)

    Last May I wrote a blog about persuing my own quality programme for EuroSTAR (/blog/2011/5/19/pursuing-a-quality-programme.aspx), since then I've been...

    • 27/08/2011
    • 4964 Views
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    Move towards the Higher Levels of QA Maturity

    Software testing and quality assurance has assumed huge significance over the past few years and the reasons are plenty like superior quality, minimiz...

    • 26/08/2011
    • 5094 Views
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    Eat your greens, or there is no pudding

    Ask anyone who works with me what makes me happy, and they will tell you, "Being miserable". I love bearing bad news, Oh, I pretend I am concerned abo...

    • 25/08/2011
    • 4869 Views
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    Understanding Validation Content Element Types

    To demonstrate the differences, I'll use the same example HTML I used in my previous post about working with test-hostile UIs. If I select the firs...

    • 25/08/2011
    • 4929 Views
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    Why attend a conference?

    Last week I read a nice blog by Huib Schoots. He raises the question: "Why go to the EuroSTAR conference". In his blog he states that attending confer...

    • 18/08/2011
    • 5520 Views
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    Enterprise SaaS Deployments Need Effective Testing and Quality Assurance

    The adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS) continues to grow across various business processes like CRM, sales automation, HR operations, workplace ...

    • 18/08/2011
    • 5189 Views
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    Finding Porcini

    A couple of weeks ago I found myself in southwestern France, a region which - at the time - was being struck by a unseen spell of global wetting. Su...

    • 17/08/2011
    • 5387 Views
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    Risked Based Testing & Web Analytics

    Web analytics involves collection, measurement and analysis of metrics related to end user activity on a web site. Modern web analytics systems like O...

    • 16/08/2011
    • 5122 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    Selenium 2: What is it?

    A Selenium 2 has recently been released. With this release my fellow Selenium Committers are really excited to be releasing one of the best browser au...

    • 15/08/2011
    • 5570 Views
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    Compliance & Software Quality Assurance

    Software compliance in a regulated environment is a serious business concern and is no simple matter. Companies are faced with an ever increasing numb...

    • 15/08/2011
    • 5074 Views
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    What is the point of a Gate if there is a chuffing great hole in the fence?

    Last year, as I drove through the beautiful Alentejo on holiday, the current Mrs Simms pointed out a rather ornate wrought iron gate built on the side...

    • 12/08/2011
    • 4954 Views
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    Keep Your Tests DRY

    If you're not already familiar with the SOLID principles authored by "Uncle Bob" Martin, then take some time to read up on them. These principles are ...

    • 12/08/2011
    • 4963 Views
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    How did you miss that bug?

    "A nickel for your thoughts." How many times have you heard of this phrase? Admittedly, I have heard less of that one over the years, but it is utt...

    • 12/08/2011
    • 4934 Views
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    How to Effectively Deal with the Business Risks of Migrations?

    Reasons might be plenty for organizations to take the migration route such as to minimize costs, boost performance, hardware or software end-of-life, ...

    • 09/08/2011
    • 4900 Views
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    Delivering Difficult Messages

    You're the test manager on a project where there are many unresolved critical bugs that could have major customer impacts. You have not yet been able ...

    • 30/07/2011
    • 5126 Views
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    Testuff Customer Feature Request Story

    In a perfect world, we (the software providers) should have enough time to develop and complete the perfect product - one that it is intuitive, easy t...

    • 26/07/2011
    • 4885 Views
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    Mergers, Acquisitions and data shock

    The news that Tom Alexander is stepping down as chief executive of Everything Everywhere (the name of the company that was formed after the merger of ...

    • 22/07/2011
    • 4913 Views
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    Estimating SOA and Web Service Testing Phases

    A few people have been asking us recently what factors influence SOA and Web Service test phase estimation. We've gathered some thoughts here for you ...

    • 22/07/2011
    • 6256 Views
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    Why data testing is a Boardroom issue. But all too often is not

    So once your products are all they should be, what then? The clue is in the paragraph above, i.e. 'customers expect'. And boy, don't they, and if comp...

    • 15/07/2011
    • 4851 Views
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    Knowledge sharing among teams: work worlds field trips and science fairs

    The below tweets left me thinking, and base for this blog post: "@lisacrispin: Some folks from another s/w co did a field trip to our office today,...

    • 13/07/2011
    • 4923 Views
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    Determining Business Risks for Testing

    This article first appeared in the EuroSTAR Newsletter in October 2009. Testers know that there will never be enough time or money to test everythi...

    • 13/07/2011
    • 5260 Views
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    Complex Database Migrations Need Right Testing

    Cost savings, consolidation, standardization, operational efficiency, performance, new technologies and so on, reasons might be plenty that drive most...

    • 07/07/2011
    • 4870 Views
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    Discussing Quality: What is good? What is bad? What is ugly?

    Zeger Van Hese ia a test consultant working at CTG Belgium. Shmuel Gershon is a Testing Engineer at Intel Corporation. Both are EuroSTAR 2011 Online A...

    • 06/07/2011
    • 4827 Views
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    Lessons learnt in Data Migration

    When I began working on a data migration project last year, I did not have much idea as to what it could entail. I did not have much experience with d...

    • 04/07/2011
    • 5649 Views
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    Another glitch in the system: Could better quality test data have resulted in 15,000 people avoiding Olympic disappointment?

    Friday morning, 6am, the race began to apply for the 'second chance sales' of Olympic tickets.According to a report in Monday's Independent, somew...

    • 28/06/2011
    • 4791 Views
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    Hacked off why data testing needs to get creative

      Ever wondered who is behind the various breaches that have plagued the likes of, oh I don't know, small outfits that you might not ha...

    • 22/06/2011
    • 4892 Views
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    Mind Mapping 101

    Summary In the following post we look at the usage of mind maps for various testing activities such as test design, test planning, session reports, r...

    • 20/06/2011
    • 6424 Views
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    Testing Slow Flows Fast

    We live in a world where instant fulfillment is a keyword when doing business. Everything seems to be going faster and faster in our 'online' world. C...

    • 16/06/2011
    • 4875 Views
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    Data and the common man

    Google's Eric Schmidt caused a hoo-ha recently when he suggested that issues surrounding user privacy are a greater obsession with 'the elites' than t...

    • 02/06/2011
    • 4794 Views
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    Horum omnium fortissimi sunt Belgae

    Take 1 I'm pondering the 2011 EuroSTAR programme as I'm flying high above the snowy Rocky Mountain range. The downloaded program that is - no wirel...

    • 25/05/2011
    • 5123 Views
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    Pursuing a Quality Programme…

    May 10th, the day the EuroSTAR programme is announced. I had cleared my schedule to attend the webinar with the introduction, but - as last year- to b...

    • 19/05/2011
    • 4819 Views
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    Title based selection: a new technique

    "pursuing quality and why you will never catch it" by Dorothoy Graham There should be an asymptote because then "you will never catch it" if my f...

    • 12/05/2011
    • 5060 Views
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    Hidden Mickeys, Hidden Bugs, Hidden Contexts – by Shmuel Gershon

    As I write this text I am at the Magic Kingdom at Disney World. It is a few minutes past the Fireworks now, so we're in the right mood for a testing a...

    • 12/05/2011
    • 4767 Views
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    In Pursuit of Quality

    I started my career in 'the business' and seemed to spend a lot of my time complaining about the quality of software that was delivered to me, eventua...

    • 12/05/2011
    • 4798 Views
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    21 Great Myths of Popular Testlore

    Software testing has its popular testlore version, based on instinct rather than on measurements and experiment results. Some of the myth of this popu...

    • 28/04/2011
    • 4778 Views
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    Practical Risk-Based Testing by Erik Van Veenendaal

    Often the activities prior to test execution are delayed. This means testing has to be done under severe pressure. It would be unthinkable to quit the...

    • 26/04/2011
    • 4942 Views
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    Testing Time Outs

    A Testing Time Out is a short opinion piece from a software testing professional, in which they share their thoughts on what they believe to be the ho...

    • 19/04/2011
    • 4963 Views
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    Artilce: Smoke Test Your Offshore Provider by Erik Boelen

    Nowadays, outsourcing and off shoring is the way to go. More and more companies are turning to off shore third party companies to perform part of thei...

    • 04/03/2011
    • 4903 Views
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    Testing Time Outs – Watch them here!

    By now most of you will have heard about our Testing Time Outs - short videos filmed at EuroSTAR 2010 in Copenhagen with contributions from some of th...

    • 04/03/2011
    • 4782 Views
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    Testing Time Outs

    Sit back, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee as we bring you six Testing Time Outs recorded at EuroSTAR 2010 in Copenhagen. So, what is a Testing Time O...

    • 18/02/2011
    • 4807 Views
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    Inner Value of Test Cases – Wolfgang Platz

    Test coverage - the measure of all things Test managers, like every project manager, are required to justify their budgets by the outcomes achieved. ...

    • 01/02/2011
    • 4921 Views
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    Learning to Love Data Warehouse Testing by Jackie McDougall

    Last year, when I was asked to help a data warehouse testing project in trouble, I had mixed feelings.  Whilst I was happy to get a chance to work on...

    • 01/02/2011
    • 5293 Views
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    ExpoSTAR – The Search for 2011’s Best Expo Giveaway

    What would you do for a free exhibition stand at EuroSTAR 2011? Come up with the most innovative and clever expo 'giveaway' and be in with a chance t...

    • 25/01/2011
    • 4871 Views
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    Lightning Talks night with EuroStar 2010 (a conference after the conference, with beer)

    This is a crosspost from Shmuel Gershon's blog at this post(http://testing.gershon.info/201012/eurostar2010-rebel-alliance-night/). Visit the site to ...

    • 19/12/2010
    • 4833 Views
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    Whole lotta bloggin goin on!

    Presentations, Discussion and everything that happened at EuroSTAR 2010 was not just confined to the Bella Center in Copenhagen. Over the course of th...

    • 14/12/2010
    • 4819 Views
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    Submissions for EuroSTAR 2011

    The EuroSTAR 2011 Call for Submissions is now open. The incoming Programme Chair is Geoff Thompson and the theme for EuroSTAR 2011 is 'In Pursuit of ...

    • 13/12/2010
    • 5946 Views
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    A Tester’s Nightmare…

    It is a Friday evening. Last few hours before I start my weekend. I just installed the latest build released to QA [Yes, they still call us QA]. Just ...

    • 07/12/2010
    • 4817 Views
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    EuroSTAR 2010 Conference – Did you CONFER

    When you attend a CONFERence, what do you expect? An impressive list of keynotes, half day tutorials, full day tutorials, sessions, presentations and ...

    • 06/12/2010
    • 5979 Views
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    Jolt Product Excellence Award Winner is at EuroSTAR 2010

    Please join me in congratulating SmartBear for winning the prestigious '20th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Award' in the 'Testing and Debugging Ca...

    • 02/12/2010
    • 4851 Views
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    Test Framing tutorial, Opening Ceremony and Keynotes

    Date: 30th Nov 2010 Time: 09.15 a.m (Copenhagen) Special Mention: Temperature outside the Bella Centre is -6.5 degree Celcius. I rush to the Aud...

    • 30/11/2010
    • 4782 Views
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    Trailer

    • 09/11/2010
    • 4863 Views
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    Understood? No, I understood!!!

    Just when I was about to shut down the computer, my sister said: Anna Anna, idhi type chei [Hey brother, please type this for me] and handed a one pag...

    • 26/10/2010
    • 4874 Views
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    my last salute

    After weeks of blogging the end is near. I enjoyed the blogging very much and I hoped that anybody has enjoyed my short thoughts about testing. Anyway...

    • 15/10/2010
    • 4916 Views
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    Thank you BlogSTAR :)

    This will be my last post for the BlogSTAR competition. When I registered for the BlogSTAR competition, I thought this should be not very difficult...

    • 15/10/2010
    • 4885 Views
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    BlogStar contest final post! Thanks for the past weeks full of fun – by Shmuel Gershon

    I would like to use this blog post to thank a bunch of people. Thanks to the EuroSTAR folks, for organizing the contest and letting us share our vi...

    • 15/10/2010
    • 5215 Views
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    Reporting the whole instead of the usual “you missed a spot” – by Shmuel Gershon

    The role of testing (or one of them) is to reveal information -- we don't create information (though we create ways to uncover it), we don't make bugs...

    • 15/10/2010
    • 4867 Views
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    Testing with the End in Mind

    In his masterpiece "The 7 habits of Highly Effective People", Stephen R. Covey  gives a lot of advice that can readily be applied to testing. Here, ...

    • 15/10/2010
    • 4893 Views
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    Testing is in our blood

    On agile teams, testing is more of a role, than a job description. Testers, programmers and designers know some aspects of each other's work, and can ...

    • 15/10/2010
    • 4909 Views
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    Contagious Testing

    I was really enthusiastic about the theme for this year's conference, as I am passionate about sharing my views and experiences. However, I wasn't sel...

    • 14/10/2010
    • 5001 Views
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    Magical Testing

    Last year Michael Bolton was in India and I attended his course on Rapid Software Testing [http://www.developsense.com/rstm.html]. The two day course ...

    • 14/10/2010
    • 4983 Views
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    Provactive test management part 2, by Ard Kramer

    After my first example of provocative test management, it is time for part 2, how to coach your colleagues to achieve high quality using humor. Provo...

    • 14/10/2010
    • 4884 Views
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    Discovering Context: Meaning in the Leaning – by Erik Petersen

    Look at the picture below, but pretend it is only of the 3 people in the bottom right corner. What would you think they are doing? Presuming they are ...

    • 14/10/2010
    • 5158 Views
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    Dhanyavad !! :)

    Well ,  I have really enjoyed myself here at  and  want to say ( i.e.    in Hindi) to the organisers ,  blogging peers here at BlogSTAR , reade...

    • 14/10/2010
    • 4962 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    Bring out your pencil and paper

    • 13/10/2010
    • 5392 Views
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    Testing waterfallacy (3 of 3)

    In my previous entry in this series, I spoke of collaboration of testers with developers. I will start this post about the part of the company, the em...

    • 13/10/2010
    • 4955 Views
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    Our inquisitive selves

    This was triggered by an excellent post by Ajay. He spoke of the inquisitive nature of children, one thing most of us inhibit as part of adult cultur...

    • 13/10/2010
    • 5035 Views
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    Exploring and Interacting with Web Services – Demo for EuroStar, by Shmuel Gershon

    Hello EuroSTAR blog readers! Like Monty Python says, "and now for something completely different": I've been posting musings about software testing a...

    • 13/10/2010
    • 4916 Views
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    Just for laughs :) :)

    I enjoy the developer - tester mails that float around  J  and hence putting up a couple of funny write up on the same. You may have received them ...

    • 13/10/2010
    • 4902 Views
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    Bring out your pencil and paper – Testing crossword answers

    ACROSS A logical expression that can be evaluated as true or false is called a _____ ( CONDITION) 4. A test environment is also calle...

    • 13/10/2010
    • 5344 Views
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    A big Testing Lesson from a Cellphone Bug – by Shmuel Gershon

    Hi all! I hope you are enjoying all the guest blogging going on the EuroSTAR blog, I'm certainly having a blast. Today's story is interesting. My...

    • 13/10/2010
    • 5091 Views
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    ‘Testing – Questioning – A child can teach you’ by Ajay Balamurugadas

    The last weekend was special to me. Weekend Testing (http://weekendtesting.com/) was back after a break. There were some new faces and I was happy to ...

    • 11/10/2010
    • 4848 Views
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    ‘Why did the tester look both ways while crossing a one way street’ by Ajay Balamurugadas

    Being part of online discussions is sometimes interesting. A dull day at work can be easily forgotten by some of the discussions. One such discussion ...

    • 08/10/2010
    • 4947 Views
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    Software Testing and Ethical Hacking? By Adam Brown

    I met up with an old Girlfriend of mine recently for dinner. We see each other regularly, and she mentioned that her parents often ask how I'm doing a...

    • 08/10/2010
    • 5322 Views
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    Taking the ‘test’ out of in ‘Contest’ – by Shmuel Gershon

    Yesterday my company (Intel Corp) held a conference for Software Professionals in Israel. One of the activities, along with the technical lectures, wa...

    • 08/10/2010
    • 4863 Views
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    Shana Tova – Happy New Year!! from Shmuel Gershon

    שנה הלכה שנה באה אני כפי ארימה. שנה טובה לך, אבא, שנה טובה לך, אמא.(link) "For auld lang syn...

    • 07/10/2010
    • 4940 Views
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    Sailing the 3 of C’s of Software Testing – By Adam Brown

    The 3 C's of software testing: "Collaboration Collaboration Collaboration". Software Testing can be a quite lonely and isolated profession at times...

    • 07/10/2010
    • 4879 Views
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    Counterattack Elves by Ajay Balamurugadas

    My colleagues say that I have a bad habit - 'I change the password of test machines which I use'. I consider it to be a good habit and not a bad habit...

    • 07/10/2010
    • 4970 Views
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    Trias Politica by Ard Kramer

    Trias Politica is what a colleague yelled on our work floor. I don't know the occasion but my reaction was Yes that has something to do with testing! ...

    • 07/10/2010
    • 4945 Views
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    Close the tool and start exploring – Jesper Ottosen

    A good colleague of mine said to me the other day: "You know, I would prefer if the testers prepared the testcases in QC, then closed the tool and sta...

    • 06/10/2010
    • 4987 Views
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    Here I am , this is me and I have put forth some testing tees for u 2 see :)

    Hello   everybody! This is my first post here at BlogSTAR , hence, thought of keeping it short and sweet I enjoy collecting quotes, one liners...

    • 06/10/2010
    • 6563 Views
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    Re-Thinking System-Level Testing – Introduction, Paul Gerrard

    This is the first in a series of short essays in which I will set out an approach to test design, preparation and execution that involves testers earl...

    • 06/10/2010
    • 5019 Views
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    Nice to meet you! – by Shmuel Gershon

    Hi! I'm Shmuel Gershon, and I'll be sharing here a few blog posts for the BlogStar competition. Together with a lot of other colleagues, we'll be co...

    • 06/10/2010
    • 4918 Views
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    Are you up to the test?

    According to a recent BBC report, internet sales grew at their quickest rate since the recession during July. If forecasters are to be believed, the e...

    • 06/10/2010
    • 4646 Views
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    What makes software successful?

    As the project I'm working on is starting to come together and draw to a close, I find myself thinking about what happens when it goes live and the us...

    • 06/10/2010
    • 4933 Views
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    Scouting and Testing – Ajay Balamurugadas

    Few weeks back, my cousin who is a 'Girl Guide' asked for some help in her school activities. Being a recipient of ' President's Badge' in Scouting, I...

    • 05/10/2010
    • 4914 Views
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    Beer testing by Teemu Vesala

    I - unfortunately - have rarely time for weekend testing. It sounds good, but with big family (4 kids and ages between 5 and 13) weekends are too busy...

    • 04/10/2010
    • 4967 Views
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    Hi, please help me!!! by Ajay Balamurugadas

    As a tester, I feel it is good to gather information from as many sources as possible. The more information we have about any process or product, it m...

    • 04/10/2010
    • 4989 Views
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  • EuroSTAR

    Discovering Context: Accidental Inventions – by Erik Petersen

    This blog will focus on discovering context, a key aspect of all software testing.  Context is king, and essential to understand what you are testing...

    • 02/10/2010
    • 5538 Views
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    Oops… I just stole your password

    Hmh... wrong password, so I submit it again. And my password is stolen. Why? I'm calling myself evil tester. For many people it sounds negative ter...

    • 02/10/2010
    • 4979 Views
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    Testing waterfallacy (1 of 3)

    In talking with other testers about their experiences on projects that apply iterative methods, I often hear a lot of friction in aligning their work ...

    • 01/10/2010
    • 4997 Views
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    Beat the blog application again

    I am really curious how this system works in different kind of cases. The content management system and blog is using ASP.NET. Unfortunately that fram...

    • 01/10/2010
    • 5013 Views
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    Get your bug fixed

    *Sigh* One bug found again from the blog software. This is re-post, because the submit form accepted my previous topic:"Get that #¤%¤ bug fixed" but...

    • 01/10/2010
    • 4971 Views
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    VISTACON Updates for the EuroSTAR Blog Readers by Ajay Balamurugadas

    Third Day at VISTACon 2010 [Vietnam International Software Testing And Automation Conference] Date: 22nd September, 2010. Venue: White Palace Co...

    • 26/09/2010
    • 5308 Views
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    Win – Win situation

    I am sure most of you would have played the tic tac toe game. In case you are unaware, here's what you the game is all about Tic-tac-toe, also spe...

    • 24/09/2010
    • 5418 Views
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    Discovering Context: the first Titanic failure – by Erik Petersen

    After a century, we have apparently discovered the context of the sinking of the Titanic. Rather than simply being an iceberg in the way, it appea...

    • 23/09/2010
    • 5485 Views
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    Win at All Costs

    It has been an exciting 2010 so far at EuroSTAR - We have had a great time dreaming up online competitions like The Test Lab Apprentices, VideoSTAR, T...

    • 22/09/2010
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    VISTACON Updates for the EuroSTAR Blog Readers by Ajay Balamurugadas

    Second Day at VISTACon 2010 [Vietnam International Software Testing And Automation Conference] Date: 21st September, 2010. Venue: White Palace C...

    • 22/09/2010
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    Software Testing with a concussion by Adam Brown

    I recently had a little accident at work, and thought I'd share it with you Last Monday, I very nearly knocked myself out on the way in to work. Th...

    • 20/09/2010
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    And the winner is……..by Ard Kramer

    Even a tester wants to be a winner from time to time. Therefore winning the TeamSTAR price give us, the EclipseIT-team, a great feeling. If there is a...

    • 20/09/2010
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    VISTACON Updates for the EuroSTAR Blog Readers by Ajay Balamurugadas

    First Day at VISTACon 2010 [Vietnam International Software Testing And Automation Conference] Date: 20th September, 2010. Venue: White Palace Co...

    • 20/09/2010
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    Caught on the back foot by Adam Brown

    I was recently caught napping in a meeting. Not literally caught napping, but I was asked a question that I was totally unprepared for. One of the ...

    • 17/09/2010
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    What’s this ( contd )

    In my last post, I had put up a picture - with a question - What's the connection of this picture with Testing? So here in this post are some d...

    • 17/09/2010
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    Will we finish on time – Jesper Ottosen

    Management will ask you, as a test manager again and again. Testing is indeed part informing the stakeholders, part fixing the defects and part evalu...

    • 14/09/2010
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    ‘One eye on Path, One eye on Goal’ by Ajay Balamurugadas

    We always seem to have at least one teacher who inspired you when you were young. Even after many years have passed by, we would definitely remember t...

    • 14/09/2010
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    ‘WSSW – When Software Stops Working’ by Ajay Balamurugadas

    Today along with my friends, I went to a show where bike riders displayed their skills in stunts. Stunters from various parts of the country impressed...

    • 12/09/2010
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    Testing waterfallacy (2 of 3)

    Make no mistake about the title. The style and attitude of testing that I advocate and demonstrate, is a cooperative one. I strongly believe in a mult...

    • 10/09/2010
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    The quantity of quality by Ard Kramer

    Thinking about definitions is fun because we often make a lot of assumptions. Those assumptions are mostly based on visual impressions . For example: ...

    • 09/09/2010
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    What’s this ?

    What's the connection of this picture with testing ? Pour in your answers !

    • 09/09/2010
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    Re-Thinking System-Level Testing – A Vision – Paul Gerrard

    In the first essay in this series, I set out the challenges of system-level testing in environments where requirements documents define the business n...

    • 07/09/2010
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    My Software Testing Story by Adam Brown

    I don't think I've met anyone yet who originally set out to become a Software Tester. Most career advisers don't even know that the job exists and a l...

    • 07/09/2010
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    Software Testers in the Wild

    We Testers are a strange bunch. I'm convinced that we never fully switch off that part of our brain that likes to find flaws in other people's work, e...

    • 01/09/2010
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    Trends in Software Testing by Eric Jimmink

    Two years ago, EuroSTAR's theme was "The Future". I think that it should be an ongoing mission of all of us, to explore in what ways we can improve ou...

    • 31/08/2010
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    Retrospective, anyone? by Eric Jimmink

    (This was prompted by another blog post.) It has been asked many times. If we may assume that most of our projects are staffed with well-trained profe...

    • 31/08/2010
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    My first blog: only one time to make a first impression

    This reminds me of my first phone call with Dorothy Graham. She called me about a submission for EuroSTAR 2009. She wanted more information about my s...

    • 31/08/2010
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    Annihilate the trust

    Annihilation of trust is good way to build the trust to application. When I start to test new application, my initial attitude is negative. "This ...

    • 31/08/2010
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    Beat the blog application

    No images? Oh no! I love screenshots so I have to give a shot non-graphical way. Should we start to hack them here? There is several ways I'd start to...

    • 30/08/2010
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    Definition of a feature complete build

    I'm currently testing a fairly large, high profile project and as I found myself saying to myself the other day "Jeez, I'm finding a lot of bugs!" Thi...

    • 30/08/2010
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    More to come

    My name is Eric Jimmink. I'm writing this entry to introduce myself, and to give you an idea what to expect from me in the coming weeks. I have abo...

    • 30/08/2010
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    What’s the latest on ISO/IEC 29119 Software Testing? by Dr. Tafline Murnane

    The article below is taken from the August edition of the EuroSTAR newsletter, STAR Tester. It looks at the ISO/IEC 29119 Software Testing Standard an...

    • 10/08/2010
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    10 Things to Remember About Risk-based Testing by Dr. Erik van Veenendaal

    The article below is taken from the August edition of the EuroSTAR newsletter, STAR Tester. It looks at 10 things to remember about Risk-based testing...

    • 10/08/2010
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    An Interview with Mats Grindal

    Below is an excellent interview with prominent Swedish tester Mats Grindal of Enea who has spoken and attended EuroSTAR many time - enjoy! How did ...

    • 22/04/2010
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    Lean Testing & Early Waste Removal – is it a fantasy? by Ian Howles, Wipro, UK

    As you have started to read this I will assume that you are interested in testing and familiar with the "V" model.   There are others [iterative, in...

    • 06/04/2010
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    Recession-ary Testing

    As we all know, the world has entered a particularly challenging time with a continuous stream of daily news on the recession, cutbacks and the credit...

    • 10/09/2009
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    Testing Disasters

    As many of you will know, potential software disasters can easily turn into reality and in the vast majority of cases, can be or could have been avoid...

    • 10/09/2009
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