QWE2000 Tutorial G2

Mr. Tobias Mayer and Edward Miller
(eValid, Inc.)

Website Testing


Key Points

Presentation Abstract

In the past few years web sites have grown from simple, static collections of HTML pages to complex pieces of software using advanced technologies including ASP, XML, script languages, e-commerce and more. Testing of such complexity is a forever-growing challenge. Testing of passive vs. interactive pages & static vs. dynamic pages will be explored. The use of a 'Test Enabled Web Browser' will be emphasised as the most effective way of realistically testing most web sites.

About the Speakers

Tobias Mayer is a senior software engineer at Software Research, Inc. He is reponsible for the main design and implementation of the "eValid" Web Test engine. Tobias has a (UK) BSc from South Bank University, London. He is a member of, and OO Metrics consultant to, the Center for Systems & Software Engineering (CSSE) at South Bank University. Tobias has presented and published a number of papers on OO metrics, including papers at IEEE 'TOOLS' 1999 and British Computer Society 'SQM' 1999. During this year, Tobias has presented a number of seminars on Website Testing strategies in the UK. He also presented the "Quickstart - Website Testing" seminar at the 'Quality Week 2000' conference in San Francisco, June 2000.

Dr. Edward Miller is President of Software Research, Inc., San Francisco, California, where he has been involved with software test tools development and software engineering quality questions. Dr. Miller has worked in the software quality management field for 25 years in a variety of capacities, and has been involved in the development of families of automated software and analysis support tools.

He was chairman of the 1985 1st International Conference on Computer Workstations, and has participated in IEEE conference organizing activities for many years. He is the author of Software Testing and Validation Techniques, an IEEE Computer Society Press tutorial text. Dr. Miller received his Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering) degree from the University of Maryland, an M.S. (Applied Mathematics) degree from the University of Colorado, and a BSEE from Iowa State University.