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1 Leader column
Editor Matt Bailey learns lessons from the Terminal 5 debacle.
4 Cover story – Maverick tester
Anne-Mar ie Charrett on the challenges meeting the needs of start-ups.
8 It's testing Jim, but not as we know it!
The evolution of software testing in an era where off-shoring and automation are
becoming essential parts of the testing lifecycle and rapid technology improvements
are constantly invoking change.
12 The seven deadly sins of software test automation
C olin Armitage invokes Dante to uncover some serious home truths about automation.
18 Pen testing in the Web 2.0 era
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.
22 For security, call the fuzz
Fuzzing has proven to be a low cost and very effective technique for software testing.
Rodrigo Marcos explains why there’s a buzz about fuzz.
26 An introduction to outsourcing
As companies have come to realise the importance of testing, they have also
simultaneously discovered the benefi ts of offshoring. Graham Smith explores the
benefi ts of outsourcing.
30 Doctoring the code
Exploring how software testing can help save lives while reducing costs in the
rapidly changing medical device industry.
34 Don’t be a testing tool junkie
Up to 70 percent of the effort for a performance test is spent on scripting. It’s time
to look at alternatives that allow testers to focus on testing and analysing results,
and stop becoming tool junkies.
38 Quality management and the urge to merge
Da ve Rigler explores some of the ways in which IT systems can be merged and how
good quality management can provide the required level of business confi dence.
43 T.E.S.T Directory
48 The Last Word – Rosie Sherry
Rosie Sherry asks what are the implications of social Media,
collaboration and crowd sourcing.
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