FiSTB Testing Assembly

Tutorial, Tuesday 18.9.2018

How to Break Software: 1-day Hands-on Workshop for Finding Hidden Software Bugs

Time: Tuesday 18.9.2018 (9:00 - 17:00, registration and morning coffee at 8:15)
Venue: Hotel Presidentti, Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4, Helsinki.  Tutorial is in room Kaarlo. More information on the venue here.
Tutorial trainer: Dawn Haynes
Max number of participants: 40
Registration and pricing: Closed
Have you ever worked on a project where you felt testing was thorough and complete—all of the features were covered and all of the tests passed—yet the software had serious issues and problems in the first week of production? How do those pesky bugs, often the usual suspects, hide from well-planned and rigorous software testing??
Join Dawn Haynes to learn how to inject software “attacks” into your testing repertoire to uncover those issues before release. Attacks are targeted negative tests that are designed to expose specific software defects. Bring a laptop with your target application installed and ready for testing, and see what bugs you can find in one day!
Key takeaways:
  • Develop fault models to target common and often hidden software bugs
  • Learn James Whittaker’s “attack” methodology for effective “on the fly” software testing
  • Discover ways to test inputs and outputs, data, and computation from the user interface (GUI, API, or CLI)
  • Develop skills for testing the file system and the software/OS interfaces
  • Understand how to use fault injection to enhance your attacks
  • Learn tips for incorporating software breaking techniques into your projects effectively
  • Incorporate attacks into Exploratory Testing charters for better test planning and coverage