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Agile Testing for Embedded and IoT Software Development[presentation]
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Much of the success of agile adoptions is due to the automated testing approach used in agile projects. Because many of these techniques were pioneered in the development of web applications, it can be difficult to see how these techniques can be leveraged for a project where software is...

Thomas Stiehm
The Four V’s of Big Data Testing: Variety, Volume, Velocity, and Veracity[presentation]
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The expression “garbage, garbage out” emphasizes the need for thorough testing in any Big Data and analytics implementation. Big Data testing means ensuring the correctness and completeness of voluminous, often heterogeneous, data as it moves across different stages—ingestion, storage...

Jaya Bhagavathi Bhallamudi
Agile Testing at Etsy: How and Why It Works[presentation]
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Growing team skill sets, resource management, pipeline management, career development, career definition, scaling issues, and optimizing efficiencies are just a few of the problems agile QA test teams face. If you have asked yourself How can I do more with less?, How can I increase the...

Arylee McSweaney
Testing in the Dark[presentation]
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Isn't it amazing? Stakeholders drop software on our desks and expect us to test it—without any requirements, design, or product knowledge whatsoever. About the only clear thing is the absurd and unrealistic deadline. We are expected to bend over backward, spread magic pixie dust, and...

Rob Sabourin
T-Shaped People: Time to Get in Shape for Your Testing Future[presentation]
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Today, agile testers are being asked to do a lot more than just testing. The notion of “T-shaped people,” who combine technical skills with collaborative capabilities, was created by Tim Brown in the 1990s to describe the new breed of worker. Mary Thorn believes that anyone—including...

Mary Thorn
Become a Performance Diagnostics Hero[presentation]
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Andreas Grabner maintains that most performance and scalability problems don’t need a large or long running performance test or the expertise of a performance engineering guru. Don’t let anybody tell you that performance is too hard to practice because it actually is not. You can take the...

Andreas Grabner
A DevOps Primer: Whole Team Approaches for Better Software Quality[presentation]
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With fingers wagging and eyes squinting, they query Why didn’t you find this problem during testing? How many times have you tried to defend yourself with things like We can’t test everything or It’s a corner case? Everyone knows you can’t improve quality with testing alone, so what can...

Marianne Hollier
Nonfunctional Testing: Examine the Other Side of the Coin[presentation]
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Creating a highly available, scalable, and high-performing system requires a substantial amount of what we call nonfunctional testing. Developing nonfunctional testing skills is a must for many of today’s quality engineers (QEs). For the past several years, Balaji Arunachalam’s quality...

Balaji Arunachalam
The Journey to Continuous Testing[presentation]
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Capital One’s highly integrated environment creates many interdependencies for its agile teams. Because these dependencies were not being completed until late in their sprints, Adam Auerbach says that Capital One faced prolonged integration and regression testing phases and did not realize...

Adam Auerbach
Testing the Magic at Walt Disney Imagineering[presentation]
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It takes more than faith, trust, and pixie dust to test a Disney theme park attraction. How does Walt Disney Imagineering ensure quality experiences for their guests? Janna Loeffler faced this challenge when she joined Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI). Since 2015 Janna has led the testing...

Janna Loeffler
Automated Testing: Go Beyond the Basics[presentation]
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You've been through some initial automation bootstrapping and training. You're now three to six months down the road and spending too much time chasing intermittent test failures and maintaining your scripts. You're dealing with frustration and trust issues in the automated tests. What...

Jim Holmes
Transform Your Cloud Validation Strategy from Cloudy to Clear[presentation]
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Security, data privacy, reliability, and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house, client-hosted environments to a cloud platform. Quality assurance plays a vital role in ensuring that the appropriate level of risk...

Vandana Viswanathan
It’s Time to Automate Your Exploratory Testing[presentation]
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Exploratory testing (ET) is a great complement to traditional test approaches. Testing professionals often see ET as an approach for manual testing. However, trying to organize ET from a test process perspective can be a challenge. There is an important question to ask—and answer...

Jim Trentadue
Comprehensive Performance Testing: From Early Dev to Live Production[presentation]
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Although the idea of doing performance testing throughout the software lifecycle sounds simple enough, as soon as you try to combine the concepts of “always testing” (in dev, pre-prod, and production) with “limited time and resources” and throw in the word “comprehensive,” the challenges...

Brad Stoner
Become a Mindful Tester: Eliminate the Clutter, Weather Any Storm[presentation]
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Losing your focus because change is hitting you from all sides? Meetings and technology disrupting much of your day? End the day not knowing what you’ve accomplished? It’s for you to learn the power of mindfulness techniques. Francie Van Wirkus guides your discovery of how mindfulness...

Francie Van Wirkus

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