At CAST 2008, I heard Adam Goucher share a mnemonic he uses to determine what to test first when the schedule is short and he needs to test the important stuff first. I took the following notes:

  • Security: the first thing to test

  • Languages: internationalization

  • Requirements: new features, not regression

  • Measure: performance, stress, and scalability

  • Existing: regression testing

You can see more on this topic on Adam's blog.