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SSQA November 13: Doug Hoffman "Self Verifying Data”

This was a talk given at PNSQC last month.

Some tests require large data sets. The data may be database records, financial information, communications data packets, or a host of others. The data may be used directly as input for a test or it may be pre-populated data as background records. Self-verifying data (SVD) is a powerful approach to generating large volumes of information in a way that can be checked for integrity. The presentation describes three methods for generating SVD, two of which can be used easily. Topics include:

- What is self-verifying data?
- Why and how self-verifying data can be used
- Applications where such data is useful
- Ways to apply self verifying data
- Check data records generated this way

Douglas Hoffman BACS, MSEE, MBA, ASQ Fellow, ASQ-CSQE, ASQ-CMQ/OE
Software Quality Methods, LLC

Doug has more than thirty years of experience with software engineering and quality assurance. Today he teaches and does management consulting in strategic and tactical planning for software quality. Training specialties include context-driven software testing, test oracles, and test automation design. His technical specialties include test oracles, test planning, automation planning, and developing test architectures. Management specialties include ROI based planning of software engineering mechanisms, QA management, organizational assessment, evaluating and planning for organizational change, managing and creating project management offices, building new quality organizations, and transforming existing quality assurance and testing groups to fulfill corporate visions.

Please RSVP by Monday evening here OR be prepared to show a photo-ID when signing in at the eBay lobby desk on Tuesday evening.

The Silicon Valley Software Quality Association (SSQA) meets monthly on topics of interest to software quality engineers, testers, and developers.  SSQA meetings are FREE, open to the public, and held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:45 pm on eBay's Whitman campus (San Jose).

SSQA is affiliated with the Silicon Valley chapter of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and serves as its Software Quality technical discussion forum.  SSQA meeting attendance thus qualifies for RUs towards recertification by ASQ and other professional organizations.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative and interesting.

    November 13, 2012

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