Speaker: Adam Gallant, Microsoft

Adam Gallant is a 17 year veteran at Microsoft Canada, working in a variety of positions focusing on software development and techniques. In his current role, Adam works with Microsoft’s customers and partners in helping them learn and deploy Microsoft ALM platform, Visual Studio 2012. While Adam specializes in the details of implementation of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server, he has a broad background in development processes, platforms, and technologies, as well as quality assurance techniques. He is currently focused on helping customers to continue to derive efficiencies in the software development space on the Microsoft platform.

Testing Techniques for Modern Applications

Thursday, November 8, 2012: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

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The past few years as seen a change in IT towards building distributed, cloud-connected applications for broad platform consumption, from mobile devices to traditional PCs, all while striving to adopt agile practices in software delivery. This change brings with it a continuing evolution of techniques that are required to ensure high quality applications. In this session, we’ll examine methods to drive higher quality in these new applications, from exploratory testing techniques, UI automation, to load/stress testing and lab environments. We’ll also explore how “tours” can support new ways to drive coverage in testing.

  • Discover how exploratory testing techniques drive higher quality
  • Learn about user interface “Tours” for ensuring test coverage
  • Understand the importance of load testing for high quality applications