Practice of QA and Testing for E-Commerce Applications: Use of Grey
We often take
this for granted but testing never really ends. Time dedicated to
testing is often reduced by project constraints, decreasing the
number of bugs discovered. However, we can improve the quality of
our testing effort through better planning? Doing things right the
first time and asking yourself the key question, "Where is the value
in what I am doing?" can go a long way toward building quality
products, but how do we get there?
This Grey Box
Testing presentation will focus on the various testing techniques
that can be used to improve the quality of your planning processes
and subsequent testing efforts. The following practices will be
described along with examples of how they can be used to plan and
add value to your testing efforts.
Alex Samurin graduated from Leningrad (St.
Petersburg) Polytechnic University in 1975 and holds the equivalent
to a Bachelor of Science Diploma in Technical Science. He has 25
years of experience in system Research & Development,
Information Technology, Quality Assurance and testing across various
industries. This includes experience with FMS and JIT systems and a
decision support student information management system that is
utilized by the Toronto School Board of Education.
Since 1999, Mr.
Samurin is a Senior QA Analyst at Teranet Inc., a leading edge
provider of e-commerce solutions and integrated information systems.
He currently performs QA and testing activities on the high security
e-business J2EE application for MAG.
Joe Larizza, is the Support and Quality
Assurance Manager of International Financial Data Services, a
multinational software development organization specializing in
mutual fund record keeping systems (Transfer Agency). During his six
year tenure, Joe has progressed through various positions at
International Financial Data Services, and its sister company CFDS
Limited including Client Relationship Manager and Quality Assurance
Manager. He has undertaken a number of strategic initiatives in
order to improve the quality of DST's iFast (Client Server), iFast
Desktop (GUI), and iFast eAdvisor (Web) applications and to
distinguish DST products and client satisfaction levels from others
in the industry. These include expansion of testing programs and
establishment of testing standards and procedures; implementation of
a Quality Metrics program to measure the impact of process changes;
evaluation of an IT Division against the Capability Maturity Model;
and implementation of Automated Testing using the Behavior Model and
Data Driven scripts. Mr. Larizza has earned a reputation for
competency and leadership ability in the field of quality assurance
and testing of software.
Prior to joining
International Financial Data Services, Mr. Larizza held a number of
positions in the financial services and investment industries within
organizations such as Canada Life Insurance, and Fidelity
Investments. Mr. Larizza is a member of the Board of Directors for
the Toronto Association of Software Quality and volunteers for the
Quality Assurance Institute of Canada. He is a Certified Quality
Analyst and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, and the
Canadian Securities Course.
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