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  1. 1. SLIME TWST 2007 Adam Goucher [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>Time is often the major constraint placed upon testers. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Risk is introduced any time the code is changed </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The greater the change, the greater the risk </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The greater the change, the greater the risk </li></ul><ul><li>of revealing an old problem </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The greater the change, the greater the risk </li></ul><ul><li>of introducing a new problem </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The greater the change, the greater the risk </li></ul><ul><li>of having to re-test </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>SLIME is an ordering of testing tasks </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The more structural the fix, the earlier we test </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>The more structural the fix, the earlier we test </li></ul><ul><li>to avoid re-testing </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Re-testing takes time </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Time is constrained </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>SLIME is a mnemonic </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>S is for Security </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>S is for Security - </li></ul><ul><li>XSS </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>S is for Security - </li></ul><ul><li>SQL Injection </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>S is for Security - </li></ul><ul><li>cryptography libraries </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>S is for Security - </li></ul><ul><li>authentication </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>S is for Security - </li></ul><ul><li>authorization </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>S is for Security - </li></ul><ul><li>authorization </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>S is for Security - </li></ul><ul><li>configuration </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>S is for Security - </li></ul><ul><li>data storage </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>S is for Security - </li></ul><ul><li>privacy </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>L is for Languages </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>L is for Languages – </li></ul><ul><li>stored </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>L is for Languages – </li></ul><ul><li>retrieved </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>L is for Languages – </li></ul><ul><li>displayed </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>L is for Languages – </li></ul><ul><li>in english </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>L is for Languages – </li></ul><ul><li>en français </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>L is for Languages – </li></ul><ul><li>auf Deutsch </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>L is for Languages – </li></ul><ul><li>на русском языке </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>L is for Languages – </li></ul><ul><li>そして日本語で </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>I is for requIrements </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>I is for requIrements – </li></ul><ul><li>explicit </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>I is for requIrements – </li></ul><ul><li>what I expected </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>I is for requIrements – </li></ul><ul><li>what management expected </li></ul>
  37. 37. <ul><li>I is for requIrements – </li></ul><ul><li>what the customer expected </li></ul>
  38. 38. <ul><li>I is for requIrements – </li></ul><ul><li>what the customer wanted </li></ul>
  39. 39. <ul><li>I is for requIrements – </li></ul><ul><li>implicit </li></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><li>I is for requIrements – </li></ul><ul><li>adequate speed </li></ul>
  41. 41. <ul><li>I is for requIrements – </li></ul><ul><li>usable </li></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><li>I is for requIrements – </li></ul><ul><li>accessible </li></ul>
  43. 43. <ul><li>I is for requIrements – </li></ul><ul><li>convenient </li></ul>
  44. 44. <ul><li>M is for Measurement </li></ul>
  45. 45. <ul><li>M is for Measurement – </li></ul><ul><li>Load </li></ul>
  46. 46. <ul><li>M is for Measurement – </li></ul><ul><li>Stress </li></ul>
  47. 47. <ul><li>M is for Measurement – </li></ul><ul><li>Performance </li></ul>
  48. 48. <ul><li>M is for Measurement – </li></ul><ul><li>per minute </li></ul>
  49. 49. <ul><li>M is for Measurement – </li></ul><ul><li>per hour </li></ul>
  50. 50. <ul><li>M is for Measurement – </li></ul><ul><li>per day </li></ul>
  51. 51. <ul><li>M is for Measurement – </li></ul><ul><li>per week </li></ul>
  52. 52. <ul><li>M is for Measurement – </li></ul><ul><li>and is that okay? </li></ul>
  53. 53. <ul><li>E is for Existing </li></ul>
  54. 54. <ul><li>E is for Existing – </li></ul><ul><li>Does what worked last build still work? </li></ul>
  55. 55. <ul><li>E is for Existing – </li></ul><ul><li>Does what worked last week still work? </li></ul>
  56. 56. <ul><li>E is for Existing – </li></ul><ul><li>Does what worked last month still work? </li></ul>
  57. 57. <ul><li>E is for Existing – </li></ul><ul><li>Does what worked last release still work? </li></ul>
  58. 58. <ul><li>SLIME is a mnemonic </li></ul>
  59. 59. <ul><li>SLIME reduces schedule risk </li></ul>
  60. 60. Adam Goucher [email_address]
  61. 61. Spares
  62. 62. <ul><li>S ecurity </li></ul><ul><li>L anguages </li></ul><ul><li>requ I rements </li></ul><ul><li>M easurement </li></ul><ul><li>E xisting </li></ul>
  63. 63. <ul><li>L is for Languages – </li></ul><ul><li>i18n </li></ul>
  64. 64. <ul><li>L is for Languages – </li></ul><ul><li>l10n </li></ul>

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