Automation disadvantages homogenous data sets lists

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Automation? Disadvantages Homogenous data sets. Lists all have similar fields Stress and functionality test cramming data Memory leak could bust you Change in functionality/paths break test Generating lots of data takes a long time. Time is your most valuable resource as a tester.
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Attach existing database? Disadvantages Toughest problem in developing a server product: upgrade Product changes constantly break solution End up writing lots of build x to build y migration code instead of new features
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Tester owns the solution Drive any product changes with Dev/PM Author tools as necessary Validate process Generate performance results that are consistent, reliable, and accurate Then you can start entering bugs…
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Office TWC  Challenges
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Targeted attacks are more popular (going after assets instead of fame) Office installed on a vast number of PCs (especially government/business) Fuzzing ( ) has risen as popular tool for finding buffer overruns
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Smart vs. Dumb fuzzing Competing against lots of motivated people with more time. How do you scale? Distribute the problem Automate to deal with data explosion Move the battlefront Soldiers inside the walls Sanitize (Wringer or MOICE) Source analysis (catch it in the code)
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Aware and constantly learning about changing attack vectors
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