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The Smart Techie was renamed Siliconindia India Edition starting Feb 2012 to continue the nearly two decade track record of excellence of our US edition.

Bug- Experts Throw Solutions for Budding Testers

Shwetha Raghavan
Monday, January 10, 2011
Shwetha Raghavan
The worldwide market for computer software and systems testing services is projected to reach $56 billion by 2013 despite taking a hit from the global economic crisis.There are issues and concerns related to testing like Tools and mechanical Part of testing, Handling Process and Metrics, which has been a hassle for the testing community to grab a share of the huge pie. Siliconindia’s Softec Conference helps testing professionals to have a broader view and gain solutions on the same from the experts.

The latest edition of the event that took place in Mumbai had a great response from the audience especially from the younger testing professionals. This event brought in several Software Techies from all over India who gained an insight from the top leaders of STAG Software, Rave Technologies, Fluxonix, Accenture, Smartesting, and Symantec.

Automation Framework around Open Source
Re-usable test automation frameworks coupled with open-source tools and technologies is a key solution to shrink test cycle times and related costs. Hemant Satam, Associate Vice President, Datamatics said, “There are several opportunities using open source in automation testing; having a completely planned framework will help us to leverage the benefits in a way that we can increase the ROI of automation testing beyond acceptable levels. We need to understand the integration of various applications within our eco system including other products used in organizations and collaborating with systems that may not follow open source architecture.”

Hypothesis Based Testing (HBT)
A new approach to detect defects during testing is by using HBT. In simple words, as T Ashok, Founder and CEO, STAG Software said, “HBT is a personal test methodology that enables rapid defect detection. Sharp goal clarity, purposeful activities, wide net are vital for good testing and cannot typically speeded up by mere tools or the organizational process.”

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