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1 Leader column
Editor Matt Bailey goes back to the future with cloud computing.
6 Cover story – A call to arms!
Rosie Sherry says it’s time for testers to tackle the negative misconceptions
about the industry.
8 The best vehicle to drive quality
Matt Bailey talks to Sally McCowan-Wright system tester at British Car Auctions,
Europe’s largest automotive auctioneer.
12 Crisis! What crisis?
Nothing is normal anymore and it would take a brave person to predict what the future
holds. How is this new world order impacting testers?
16 Investment and yield: The value of tester training
Although testing is gradually being recognised as a profession and a natural career path
within the IT industry, not all know the real art of testing. Senior tester Don Mills reports.
20 Making agile performance testing fly
When EasyJet adopted agile software development it was unclear how much time would
be available to conduct performance testing, especially after the number of software
releases increased from four per year to one per month.
26 Mind the gap
Closing the gap between what the customer wants and what the developer writes
is a matter of good communication according to software architect Joseph Wilk.
30 The testers’ guide to masking, obfuscating and scrambling
The issue of what data to use for testing and development – especially when this crucial
work is increasingly being off-shored is an important one, masking, obfuscating and
scrambling can offer a very practical solution.
36 Penetration testing is dead, long live penetration testing
Some of the world’s top software security experts have come to the conclusion that
penetration testing has been reborn as part of a tightly integrated approach
40 Quality assured
Helping customers reduce complexity allowing them to focus on their core
business of producing quality software, Seapine company founder Rick Reccetti
speaks to T.E.S.T.
43 T.E.S.T Directory
48 The Last Word – Testing with your head in the clouds
Cloud computing is the latest buzz phrase in the industry but is it more marketing
hype to drive sales, or something worth actually paying attention to? Frank Puranik
sees the light through the clouds.
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