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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
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
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
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
Agile Strategies for Traditional Software Development Teams[presentation]
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Many development and test teams are still working on more traditional software projects that release every few months or longer, rather than daily or weekly. Benefits of adopting continuous development strategies into a standard software cycle include immediate feedback on code changes...

Melanie Drake
Testing in an Agile World: The Current State and Future Possibilities[presentation]
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Delivering high quality applications in an agile world is becoming more complex and challenging because of the changes the web and mobile are undergoing. Web testing continues to get much more difficult due to: increasing use of open technologies (HTML, JavaScript, and CSS) and web...

Nikhil Kaul
What Time Is It Over There? Managing Your Global QA Team[presentation]
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Cheaper … faster … smarter—words familiar to modern QA test team leaders everywhere. Although many organizations recognize that a globally-distributed QA model will achieve some of these objectives, it comes with obvious challenges. Lack of immediate communication, not knowing what the...

Elizabeth Wisdom
The Tester’s Role: Balancing Technical Acumen and User Advocacy[presentation]
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Ten years ago, many of us started our careers in testing, generally moving from a different internal role. It was common for people who were product users to be hired to jump start their technical career. Now, we see the growth of tester positions that require coding experience or a...

Melissa Tondi
Virtually Speaking: Leading Distributed Test Teams[presentation]
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As a newly promoted quality assurance manager, Willie Smith assumed responsibility for a large application that allows UPS customers to ship packages worldwide. His team was distributed worldwide and had varying levels of automation experience, application knowledge, and QA processes...

Willie Smith
The Boss Chose the Cloud: What Does that Mean for You?[presentation]
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Although most test managers and testing staff know how to cope with new and difficult testing challenges, Martin Pol and Jeroen Mengerink maintain that the cloud phenomenon requires special attention. Testing must evolve and innovate to address the newly introduced risks combined with...

Martin Pol and Jeroen Mengerink
Get a Handle on Your Test Data—Starting Now[presentation]
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If you don’t proactively manage and control your application test data, you may be missing out on a big process improvement that will save money, improve test coverage, and may save your systems from embarrassing failures. Paul Merrill describes the advantages and disadvantages of four...

Paul Merrill
Testing in a Continuous Delivery Pipeline: Faster, Better, Cheaper[presentation]
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The continuous delivery pipeline is the process of taking new or changed features from developers, and getting features deployed into production and delivered quickly to the customer. Gene Gotimer says testing within continuous delivery pipelines should be designed so the earliest tests...

Gene Gotimer

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