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Reviewing the Keynote Presentations at STAREAST

The STAREAST testing conference in May featured more than a hundred learning opportunities. Here, we examine the four keynote presentations: Deliberate Testing in an Agile World, The Future of the Software Testing Profession, Blunders in Test Automation, and Innovation: From the Tester’s Viewpoint.

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Sandy Sidhu
Learning to Love the Source

Even though we at SQE/TechWell pride ourselves on giving developers, testers, and other software professionals valuable resources for their industry, not all of us have a technical background. Here, a marketing employee describes her first brush with coding and how she came to respect programming.

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Kelly McGee
Exploring the Roots of Agile, Career Superpowers, and Agile’s Future

The Agile Development/Better Software East Conference in November included sessions on implementing agile, leading projects and teams, and going mobile. Here, we detail presentations from Rob Myers, James Whittaker, and Jeff "Cheezy" Morgan about agile's origins and future, plus career superpowers.

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Sandy Sidhu
STARWEST Highlights: Lessons in Testing from HealthCare.gov and Disney

In October we were at the STARWEST testing conference in Anaheim, California, which featured more than a hundred learning opportunities and had the theme “Breaking Software.” Read about three presentations given and the testing lessons learned from HealthCare.gov, Sesame Street, and Disney.

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Sandy Sidhu
Paco Hope Presents Security Testing for Muggles at STARWEST 2014

Paco Hope, principal consultant for Cigital, presented the last keynote of STARWEST 2014: “Softwarts: Security Testing for Muggles.” He exposed some testing fallacies, gave four principles for security testing, and detailed some charms every good testing wizard should have in his spell book.

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Beth Romanik
The Perfect Recipe for STARWEST

Much like a great recipe, the STARWEST conferences have added a dash of this and a pinch of that over the years so our attendees have the best learning experience we can provide. Let’s take a look at who the chefs are and what they do to cook up a successful conference like STARWEST.

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Alyson Klidies
Theresa Lanowitz Talks Extreme Test Automation at STAREAST 2014

In her STAREAST 2014 keynote—Extreme Automation: Software Quality for the Next Generation Enterprise—Theresa Lanowitz covered the global trends in testing, emerging technologies, and (of course) extreme automation. Read on for more insights on modern testing from Theresa's talk.

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Beth Romanik
From the Good Old Days to Today: Twenty-Five Years of Testing with SQE

Today, Rick Craig travels the world speaking about testing. Since he started working at SQE twenty-five years ago, the company has changed, he has changed, and testing has changed—although maybe not as much as you think. This trip back in time looks at what makes our industry great year after year.

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Rick Craig