STAREAST 2021 Tutorial: How to Break Software: Robustness Edition


Monday, May 4, 2020 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm

How to Break Software: Robustness Edition

Have you ever worked on a project where you felt testing was thorough and complete—all features were covered and all tests passed—yet in the first week in production the software had serious issues and problems? Join Dawn Haynes to learn how to inject robustness testing into your projects to uncover those issues before release. Robustness—an important and often overlooked area of testing—is the degree to which a system operates correctly in the presence of exceptional inputs or stressful environmental conditions. Dawn shows you how—by expanding basic tests and incorporating specific robustness attacks—you can catch defects that commonly show up first in production. She offers strategies for making robustness testing a project-level concern so those defects get the priority they deserve and are fixed before release. Join Dawn to learn about robustness tests you can add to your suite and execute in just a few minutes—even if your test team is overtasked and underresourced.

Dawn Haynes
PerfTestPlus, Inc.

Dawn Haynes is CEO, testing coach, and consultant for PerfTestPlus, Inc. A highly regarded trainer of software testers, Dawn blends experience with a real-world view to provide testers with tools and techniques to help them generate new approaches to common and complex software testing problems. Passionate about improving the state of testing, Dawn engages with testers through writing, social media, training, meetups, and testing conferences worldwide. Selected in 2010 as one of twelve women of influence in Software Test and Performance magazine, Dawn is a founding member of the International Society for Software Testing, and a lifetime member, former secretary, and director of the Association for Software Testing.