Even the best software test suites can’t entirely prevent nasty surprises: race conditions, unexpected interactions, faults in distributed protocols and so on, still slip past them into production. Yet writing even more tests of the same kind quickly runs into diminishing returns. This talk presents new software testing automated techniques that can dramatically improve your software testing, letting you focus on what your code should do, rather than which cases should be tested.
Good test data management is one of the best practices of successful software quality assurance, especially when you perform integration and functional testing for large systems. In this article, Christian Meléndez discusses important topics associated to test data management like how much data do you really need, how to deal with data privacy concerns, test data as self-service and test data generation.
Conferences are often filled with software testing success stories. It can be just as enriching and much more fun to hear about how not to do something. This lightning talk is all about software testing gone wrong.