Eclipse Testing Day 2012
Twitter hashtag: #etd2012
Date, time and venue
The Eclipse Testing Day 2012 will take place on 5th September 2012 from 8.30am to 5pm, followed by an evening reception
The day will be hosted in the Commundo Tagungshotel Darmstadt (the same venue as in 2010)
About the Testing Day
This year will mark the third Eclipse Testing Day. The event is organised by BREDEX GmbH and the Eclipse Foundation and will take place over the course of one day. The focus is on testing with, for and at Eclipse.
Topics of interest include:
- Testing Eclipse applications
- Testing within the Eclipse Ecosystem
- Testing on Eclipse Projects
- Design for testability in Eclipse
- Case studies of testing projects
- Eclipse tooling and technology for the test process
- Testing as a part of the application lifecycle
- Continuous integration and testing for Eclipse applications
The topic for this year's testing day is "Testing and Beyond". The program committee are putting together a format that will consist of traditional talks on the topics above, as well as a set of lightning talks from areas "beyond" testing and a panel discussion with experts from the Eclipse and testing communities.
Call for papers- extended until 8th June!
You are invited to submit a talk, demo, experience report or case study for the topics listed above or for a related topic. Presentations that include demos or are based on real-life projects are especially welcome. Please be aware that we will not accept talks or demos relating to commercial products. Sponsors will have the opportunity to showcase products during the breaks. Please see above for sponsoring opportunities.
Please submit your proposal by June 8th to the Eclipse Testing Team.
Be sure to include:
- Presentation title and 100-200 word abstract
- Name, affiliation, 100 word bio, picture and contact information
Presentations will generally be 45 minutes long, (35 minutes + time for questions). If you have an idea for a talk, but don't think you can fill the 35 minutes for a full talk, then enter an abstract anyway and specify how long (including time for questions) you would talk for. The committee will consider all talks, regardless of their length.
There will be a computer projector to support your presentation but you will need to provide your own laptop. Presentation slides can be posted to the Eclipse Testing Day 2012 wiki and, if you'd like to share a short paper on your topic, we would also be glad to post a .pdf on the site.
- Ralph Müller, Eclipse Foundation
- Hans-Joachim Brede, BREDEX GmbH
- Dr. Ina Schaefer, TU Braunschweig
- Matthias Kempka, EclipseSource
The day will begin with registration at 8.30am. The agenda for the rest of the day will be:
9.00 - 9.45 TALK 1
9.45-10.30 TALK 2
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-11.45 TALK 3
11.45 - 12.30 TALK 4
13.30-14.15 TALK 5
14.15-15.00 LIGHTNING TALKS (more details to follow)
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-17.00 Panel discussion (see details below)
17.00 Evening reception
This year, the program committee want to improve the interaction possiblities for participants. To get everyone talking and learning from each other, we've organised a panel of experts to answer questions on the the topic of "asymmetric testing". We are pleased to welcome our panel members:
- Michaela Greiler, TU Delft
- Dr. Frank Simon, SQS AG
- TBC, BMW Car IT GmbH
Asymmetric testing: Leveraging the power of the community
One of the particularities of open source software is the stark difference between the amount of users compared to the amount of developers / team members. For a development team with only a handful of core members, uncountable users in the community are acting as testers – putting the software through its paces for standard and less-common use cases, updating to new versions, working in different environments. Each community member can enter bug reports, patches and enhancement requests.
The size difference between the development team and the user community leads to the concept of asymmetric testing. In a thriving community such as the Eclipse community, the relative sizes of project teams to users can be staggering.
What are the effects of asymmetric testing on the software process? What benefits or disadvantages does it have? What can non-open-source projects learn from this type of testing to improve their quality? What could open source projects do better to improve their testing and user experience?
The Eclipse Testing Day Program Committee has put together a panel of speakers from different areas of testing expertise. Over the course of the discussion, the audience has the chance to ask questions about testing and listen to answers from these various perspectives. The aim of the discussions is to learn more about the factors influencing testing and to find out how to choose suitable strategies for individual projects.
Topics for discussion include:
- Structured vs. unstructured testing
- Continuous / frequent delivery vs. long delivery cycles
- Agile vs. traditional testing - Open testing (community, betas) vs. closed testing
- Certification vs. experience
- Automatic vs. manual testing
- Scripted vs. exploratory testing
- Separate testers vs. integrated testers
- Safety critical testing vs. business application testing
We’re looking forward to a lively discussion! If you have questions that you would like our moderator to ask, then contact the team using the address below.
- September 2011 Call for Sponsors begins
- February 2011 Program Committee announced
- March 2012 Call for Papers begins
31st MayJune 8th 2012 Call for Papers closes
- June 2012 Speakers informed and registration opens
- 5th September 2012 Testing Day
The Testing Day is a non-profit event. Ticket prices will be calculated to cover the costs of the day, and will include catering. We will be offering a discount for Eclipse members, and a limited amount of discounted tickets for students.
Be a sponsor
As in previous years, the Testing Day will be supported by sponsors and supporting organizations. There are various options for sponsorship of the Eclipse Testing Day 2012.
See the Sponsoring Page for details.
Sponsors and supporting organizations
The Eclipse Testing Day is made possible by sponsors and supporting organizations. If you would like to sponsor, see the Sponsoring Page for details.
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Registration will take place via Eventbrite. The registration page will be linked once registration is opened.
For more information email the Eclipse Testing Team