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Startups and Software Testing


    http://www.testingtimes.ie
Analysis + Technology = Destiny

                                  2
Why Startups


• Big Impact
• Passion
• Challenge

                       3
Getting the Work



                    Network, 60%



         Web, 40%




                                   4
Types Breakdown
         Work of Testing

Manual Testing   Usability Testing   Process    Training


                     ...
Types of Applications
                  Applications Tested

 Web Testing




PC Application



                 0%   10% ...
Testing on Speed
•   No Money
•   No Time
•   No Documentation
•   High Risk
•   High Flux
•   Maverick approach
•   On an...
Tester Traits


• Communicate
• Open Minded
• Inquisitive
• Technical
                 8
Techniques
            Testing Techniques
• Rapid Software Testing
  –Context Driven
  –What benefit (value) does this
   ...
Techniques
          Testing Techniques
• No Re-Use, No Repeatability
• Concise and Consistent
• Open Source Tools, In hou...
Software Testing & Startups



• Startups are not interested in Quality
• Beta testing is the cheap and dirty
  solution
•...
Are we doing enough?
•   Essential for startups to succeed
•   Inform on benefits of software testing
•   Educate on softw...
Upcoming
                 Upcoming
• Dublin Software Testing Meetup
  – 16th June 2009
  – Library Room, 1st Floor, Centra...
Q&A




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Startups And Software Testing

  1. 1. Startups and Software Testing http://www.testingtimes.ie
  2. 2. Analysis + Technology = Destiny 2
  3. 3. Why Startups • Big Impact • Passion • Challenge 3
  4. 4. Getting the Work Network, 60% Web, 40% 4
  5. 5. Types Breakdown Work of Testing Manual Testing Usability Testing Process Training 11% 25% 35% 22% 5
  6. 6. Types of Applications Applications Tested Web Testing PC Application 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 6
  7. 7. Testing on Speed • No Money • No Time • No Documentation • High Risk • High Flux • Maverick approach • On and off site testing 7
  8. 8. Tester Traits • Communicate • Open Minded • Inquisitive • Technical 8
  9. 9. Techniques Testing Techniques • Rapid Software Testing –Context Driven –What benefit (value) does this provide? –Light on Documentation • Analysis-Test-Estimate, Plan & Test, Report & Test 9
  10. 10. Techniques Testing Techniques • No Re-Use, No Repeatability • Concise and Consistent • Open Source Tools, In house Tools or Excel • Framework, not a process 10
  11. 11. Software Testing & Startups • Startups are not interested in Quality • Beta testing is the cheap and dirty solution • Software testing is document heavy 11
  12. 12. Are we doing enough? • Essential for startups to succeed • Inform on benefits of software testing • Educate on software testing techniques • Quality from day one • Grants from Enterprise Ireland • http://www.mavericktester.com 12
  13. 13. Upcoming Upcoming • Dublin Software Testing Meetup – 16th June 2009 – Library Room, 1st Floor, Central Hotel, Exchequer Street – 7.30pm • http://softwaretestingclub.com 13
  14. 14. Q&A 14

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