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QA Meetup: Towards a More Secure, Reliable, and Performant Web: Tools and Approaches to Help Us Get There, @6:30pm

September 22, 2010

As the web continues to evolve and mature, and sites adopt new frameworks and technologies, developers and QA alike must also evolve their testing strategies if they are to help ensure high quality websites and applications.

Stephen Donner, from the WebQA team, and Michael Coates, from Web Application Security, will introduce and demonstrate several tools the teams use to complement their testing approaches (many of which are free add-ons hosted on Mozilla’s own Add-ons website).

A sampling of what will be covered:
* how to look for CSRF (and what it is)
* how to test for XSS holes
* how to test for SQL-injection vulnerabilities
* how to painlessly fuzz a web application
* how to both read *and* manipulate HTTP headers
* how to easily and quickly validate webpages/sites, both for structure and working links
* how to help developers increase performance by 25-50%
* free sites/tools to help load/stress test (brief overview)

Please feel free to bring your laptops and follow along, and don’t
hesitate to ask questions and share your insight, along the way.

We will start with pizza and mingling at 6:30 PM and then start the talk promptly at 7 PM. Please note that this event will be held on the 3nd Floor of the 650 Castro Street building.  The doors to 650 Castro lock at 7 PM so please call 650-903-0800 x5200 if you cannot access the building. We have wifi access so feel free to bring your laptops.

Also, since we are ordering food I ask that a “Yes” RSVP indicates that you will attend. Please adjust your RSVP to “No” if you will be unable to attend the event. Please send your RSVP’s to marcia@mozilla.org. Thanks for your cooperation.

This meetup will be streamed live on http://air.mozilla.com/ starting at 7 PM. It will also be archived if you wish to view it at a later date.  I will post the link following the meetup.

Hope to see you there!


September 22, 2010
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Mozilla Corporate HQ
650 Castro Street, Suite 300
Mountain View, CA 94041 United States