Monday, December 01, 2008

Thoughts on EuroSTAR 2008

Following another successful EuroSTAR I am delighted to have received some very positive feedback from both delegates and speakers.

Check out the blogs below with entries regarding EuroSTAR 2008 and feel free to comment here in the EuroSTAR Community about your experience or email me with links to other blogs where you have your thoughts on EuroSTAR 2008.

Thoughts from The Test Eye

Randy Rice's Software Testing & Quality Blog


Friday, October 24, 2008

EuroSTAR Free Conference Place Winner

I’d like to extend my thanks to all of you who entered last month's Early Bird Competition to win a free place at EuroSTAR 2008. Congratulations to Jessica Algovik, SEB, Sweden who will be joining us this year in The Hague courtesy of EuroSTAR.
I also would like to congratulate ps_testware who have won a two page advertisement in the year’s conference guide for their cooperation in promoting our Early Bird Competition. Thank you to all the participating companies.

Check out the EuroSTAR 2008 Conference Programme!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Register Now and Save €250!!!!

The EuroSTAR 2008 Programme Chair, Bob van de Burgt and his committee have put together an outstanding conference programme embodying this year's theme - 'The Future of Software Testing'. Bringing a variety of speakers from throughout the world together, for an action-packed week of networking, discussion and debate is how EuroSTAR has established itself as Europe's premier AND largest software testing conference. With over 1,000 delegates present last year we had our largest ever attendance and predict more record breaking numbers in The Hague!

Register online before this Friday, September 19th and save €250!

Be part of Europe's Ultimate Testing Experience-
Register Today!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Win A FREE Conference Place At EuroSTAR 2008!

This competition is now closed

To coincide with the Early Bird Deadline of September 19th we are giving YOU the chance to win a FREE conference place EuroSTAR 2008!
Enter our competition today and you could be joining us in The Hague, this November for Europe’s premier software testing conference.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Software Testing Revolutionized - Automate from day ONE for automated progressive testing!

I would like to invite experts on this forum to comment on this new technology - SCIMITAR for which we have now filed a patent application also - !

With this technology, we are enabling automation for progressive testing (first time testing of new features or new applications) versus the current approach of automating the regression test bed! With this approach you get an automated regression test bed for FREE.

Further more, we are providing a visutal test authoring tool to write these automated test cases which is then so easy to use that manual testers can use it to write these automated test cases (while developers are busy writing code for new applications or for new features). Later, QTP code is generated at run-time to run these test cases in automated fashion.

With this testers can write up to 60% more automated test cases per day compared to number of test cases they typically write manually and 1000% (yes thousand percentage) more test cases per day comapred to number of automated test cases that an automation engineer typically creates per day.

You can read more about it at and request for a white paper also.

Please do let us know what you think about it.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

EuroSTAR Tutorial Day - Malmö, Sweden

EuroSTAR Tutorial Day - Malmö, Sweden - September 22nd
EuroSTAR will hold a Tutorial Day in Malmö on September 22nd where attendees will learn from renowned test gurus,
Lee Copeland and John Fodeh.

The two full-day courses will run from 9am - 5.30pm. The price for a full day Tutorial is €580

A: Test Management: Roles, Organisation and Processes - Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering, USA
The key to successful testing is effective and timely planning. Lee Copeland introduces proven test planning methods and techniques, including the Master Test Plan and level-specific test plans for acceptance, system, integration, and unit testing ...Read More

B: Establishing an Effective Test Metrics Program - John Fodeh, Hewlett Packard, Denmark

This course shows how to establish a set of metrics to support development and testing with estimating, planning, predicting and monitoring. Learn how to collect, analyze, present and communicate metrics effectively ... Read More

Places on each Tutorial are limited so contact us today on +353 91 514470 to guarantee your place at what promises to be a fantastic training experience.
Members of SAST receive a 5% discount on Tutorial Fee's.
Group Discounts available.

Book Now!
Click here for more Information

Monday, May 19, 2008

The Future of Software Testing discussed by James Whittaker and Randall Rice!

EuroSTAR Live 30 minute Webinar.
Join this year's Programme Chair - Bob van de Burgt, together with Keynote Speakers James Whittaker and Randall Rice for a sneak preview of what is in store for you at EuroSTAR 2008, followed by a Q&A session. Don't miss your chance to see these world-class presenters in action.

Date: Wednesday, 11th June, 2008
Time: 2:00pm Dublin- London / 3:00pm CET
Duration: 30 mins

•James Whittaker will discuss ‘The End of Testing As We Know It’
•Randall Rice will discuss ‘Trends That May Shape the Future of Software Testing'
•Followed by a Q&A session- ask the experts your questions!

Recorded version of this webinar is available in our Webinar Archive

Thursday, April 24, 2008

EuroSTAR 2008 Programme Now Available!

We are excited to announce the EuroSTAR 2008 Conference Programme is now available online. This year's Programme Chair, Bob van de Burgt and his committee have brought together an outstanding line-up of world class speakers and innovating topics relating to the conference theme -"The Future of Software Testing"

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Win TWO Tickets To The UEFA EURO 2008 Final!!!

This Competition is now Closed!

Congratulations to the winner Henk van Merode, from KLM, Netherlands!!!

EuroSTAR 2008 is giving you the chance to win TWO tickets to the UEFA EURO 2008 Final taking place this June in Vienna!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

EuroSTAR 2008 Call For Papers Deadline - Friday, 7th March!

Read the Call for Papers 2008 today. This is your chance to submit your suggested talk for the EuroSTAR 2008 conference programme.

EuroSTAR 2008 conference theme - 'The Future of Software Testing'

Find out more...

Monday, January 14, 2008

What should every professional software tester know?

As part of the Professionalism in IT initiative, the British Computer Society (BCS) recently asked for input in order to produce a Core Body of Knowledge for IT professionals. The aim of this work is to counter the “silo effect” that has resulted from increasing specialisation within IT:

“As the scope of IT has broadened, those working in IT have become increasingly specialised. As a result, IT professionals have less understanding of what each other do, are less able to work effectively together and are less likely to know who to turn to when faced with problems beyond their own competence.”

I’d be interested in what you think every professional software tester should know, especially with respect to those areas of knowledge that fall outside the domain of software testing.

Please share your thoughts on this topic.