I enjoy researching new ideas and discovering new approaches to the automated software testing challenge. Software development is still an art and that makes automated software testing a special challenge. At IDT (www.idtus.com) we strive to meet that challenge by producing a reusable automated testing framework that includes reusable automated testing components, starting with requirements through the entire software testing lifecycle to defect closure. I have a B.S. in Computer Science with over 20 years of IT experience, implementing effective testing strategies, both on Government and commercial programs. I work for IDT (www.idtus.com) - a leader in automated software testing solutions -, and I have implemented automated testing methodologies and testing strategies as an Internal SQA Consultant at Symantec, worked as an Asst. Director for Integrated Testing at the IRS Modernization Efforts, implemented testing strategies and built test teams as a QA Director for BNA Software, and was the QA Manager for the Coast Guard MOISE program, just to name a few of the companies and testing/QA efforts I have worked on in the past 20 years.
I am the author and co-author of 6 books related to Software Testing, i.e. author of the book 'Effective Software Testing' and lead author of 'Automated Software Testing' and 'Quality Web Systems,' and co-authored the book 'The Art of Software Security Testing,' together with Chris Wysopal, Lucas Nelson, Dino D'ai Zovi, which was published by Symantec Press, Nov 2006.
Together with IDT CEO Bernie Gauf and IDT FSO and Sys Admin Guru Thom Garrett we wrote the latest book "Implementing Automated Software Testing" and the book is getting rave reviews.
My goal is to continue to help further automated software testing advances and contribute to solving the automated software testing challenge. (see http://www.amazon.com/Elfriede-Dustin/e/B001IO9RTM/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1).