Witney, United Kingdom (PressExposure) February 11, 2009 -- Grid-Tools Limited, a leading vendor of data creation, test data management and information lifecycle management software is pleased to announce its Technical Director, Huw Price, will be speaking at the STAREAST software testing conference May 4-8, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. Huw will be speaking on new methodologies in software testing automation, specifically test data generation. The topic of his presentation will be âUsing data objects to create effective test dataâ.
Huw plans to explain the concept of test âdata objects,â (an approach he uses to create high quality test data and eliminate the need to access live production data for testing). Data objects are abstractions of the data that capture the essence of a data type that can be quickly assembled to support specific tests. With definitive examples, Huw will demonstrate how to create basic âdata objectsâ using data sampling and then expand to more complex objects using âdata inheritanceâ, which varies the data to satisfy specific testing needs. Attendees will learn about test data selection techniquesâsuch as All-Pairs, cause and effect, randomization, and probability distribution, to build high quality sets of data. Huw believes his approach will help testers spend less time creating data and spend more time finding defects.
An evangelical yet academic approach Huw Price stated, âThe general belief in the industry is that creating and using synthetic test data is too complicated, and the data cannot possibly be business intact nor have the referential integrity of production systems. This is simply not true. The methods are easy and effective. It is also an indisputable fact in this industry that the quality of the data testers are using will have a direct affect on the results of the testing. It is my belief that the traditional methods for creating test data are too outdated, error prone, time consuming and laborious. They are also generally ineffective. This presentation will present attendees with a much better alternativeâ.
Huwâs presentation will take place on Thursday, May 7th at 1:30pm. The STAREAST conference will be taking place May 4-8, 2009 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. If you are interested in Huw Price and attending his presentation at the conference, you can find out more on the STAREAST website: http://www.sqe.com/STAREAST
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