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Automate REST API Testing

As an organization grows, the body of code that needs to be regression tested constantly increases. However, to maintain high velocity and deliver new features, teams need to minimize the amount of manual regression testing. Eric Smith shares his lessons learned in automating RESTful API...

Eric Smith, HomeAdvisor
Become an Influential Tester: Learn How to Be Heard

As a tester, are you frustrated that no one listens to you? Are you finding bugs and having them ignored? Are you worried that the development process and product quality aren’t as good as they should be? Jane Fraser shares ways to help you be heard―ways to position yourself as a leader...

Jane Fraser, Anki, Inc.
Build the Right Product Right: Transitioning Test from Critiquing to Defining

Do you find yourself with limited influence over what gets shipped on products you test? Is your report card on product quality often ignored? Do you think you can contribute more? Join Gerard Meszaros as he describes ways to transition from approaching quality with brute force testing to...

Gerard Meszaros,

Agile Dev, Better Software & DevOps Conference West 2015

A Wearables Story: Testing the Human Experience

Testing wearable devices is fundamentally more complex than any other mobile device. Wearables become extensions of us, so testing should focus on the total user experience—the emotional, physical, and sensory reactions including the biases and mindset of the wearer. It involves testing...

Gerie Owen, Eversource Energy and Peter Varhol, Technology Strategy Research
Be Fast on Your Feet: Kick Back and WATCH the Board

Have limited time monitoring complex projects? Need to be fast on your feet during your teams’ standups? It’s a daunting task to keep track of the current work in flight. Steve Dempsen shares a mnemonic technique―WATCH—to help you think of and articulate critical questions to ask on the...

Steve Dempsen, Capital Group
Building Agile Teams in a Global Environment

Many organizations use teams spread worldwide to develop valuable business applications. These organizations expect the teams to work as one harmonious unit without missing a beat—or should we say, a story point. A few organizations do it well; many not so well. Betsy Kauffman and Oscar...

Betsy Kauffman, Agile Pi and Oscar Rodriquez, Agile Pi

STAREAST 2015 - Software Testing Conference

An Automation Framework for Everyone

Chris Loder shares how his team at Halogen Software has implemented Selenium in a framework that everyone in his company's R&D group can use. With an ever-increasing amount of manual regression testing, the team needed an easy-to-use automation framework. Chris presents an example of...

Chris Loder, Halogen Software
Automate Legacy-System Testing: Easy, Reliable, and Extendible

Everyone loves working on a greenfield project. You’re starting fresh and nothing holds you back. Unfortunately, for most testers, this is a rare occurrence. Chances are you will work on legacy applications. Because these often have no automated tests, developers are afraid to make bold...

Emanuil Slavov, Komfo, Inc.
Avoid Testing Mistakes or Really Bad Things Can Happen

In our work we assess the quality of software to give well-grounded advice on the “go live” decision. We test software to prevent bad things from happening to users once the software is deployed. However, in some cases, the mere act of testing breaches safety barriers and can put companies...

Bart Knaack, Professional Testing

Mobile Dev + Test 2015

A DevOps Approach for Building 100 iOS Apps

Apple and IBM forged a global partnership to transform enterprise mobility, which includes delivering 100 applications built exclusively for iOS devices. There are myriad challenges involved in producing that many mobile apps quickly—and with excellent user experience and quality. The team...

Leigh Williamson, IBM
A Look into the Future: App Testing and Quality in 2025

In ten years, the applications we develop—mobile, embedded, wearable, and more—will be radically different from today’s apps. And so will be the testing and quality tools, methods, and solutions we employ. Extrapolated from his experiences at Google, Microsoft, and Applause...

Jason Arbon,
Architect a Winning Mobile Application

Building mobile apps in today’s highly dynamic environment comes with great uncertainty and risk. It’s imperative to make the right design choices early on. Poor architectural decisions can make or break an app. In this technical session, Shadi Saifan focuses on the architecture and design...

Shadi Saifan, FIS Mobile

Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference East 2014

A Holistic View of Complex Systems and Organizational Change

One of the most misunderstood concepts in the agile community, complexity is often used to explain why we can’t predict anything or why there are no rules we can follow. Ironically, it is exactly this attitude that allows complexity to work against us. Al Shalloway discusses the true...

Al Shalloway, Net Objectives
A Very Large Enterprise Agile Transformation: Lessons Learned at Salesforce

When the agile consultants leave, how do you ensure that the enterprise agile transformation sticks, evolves, and grows throughout the organization? What challenges will you face? What support must be in place to address the challenges? Like software products, the real cost of an agile...

Mike Register,
Agility at Scale: WebSphere’s Agile Transformation

In today's rapidly changing environment, organizations—both large and small—must quickly respond to shifting market requirements to remain competitive. To be successful, many are adopting agile development and continuous delivery methodologies to deliver software quickly, while keeping...

Susan Hanson, IBM Software Group

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