STARWEST 2019 Concurrent Session : De-Risking the Deployment Process

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Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

De-Risking the Deployment Process

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In a world of continuous delivery, deployments happen faster than ever. But while every organization wants to move faster, many teams struggle to keep up with digital consumers’ expectations for quality. Join Philip Soffer to learn how smaller companies can reduce risk in their deployment processes by combining automation with human insight and performing functional and nonfunctional tests in a synchronized process. Using real-world examples, Philip will discuss the interactions among continuous integration, automated functional testing, crowd testing, feature flagging, and production monitoring. You’ll leave with the abilities to solve for potential performance issues before deploying software, to save resources on post-deployment re-engineering, to ensure in advance that your product will perform in new and diverse environments, and to minimize user experience performance and functionality issues prior to customer introduction.

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Philip Soffer is the CEO of test IO. A twenty-year internet veteran, Soffer ran product management at Plumtree Software during the enterprise portal era, product development at Lithium Technologies when social CRM emerged, and marketing and operations at Piazza. He is an expert in enterprise and SMB software product management, leading engineering and marketing with a focus on growth and innovation and strategically bringing together expert talent from across the world. He splits his time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Berlin, Germany. He once won a Malayan jungle nymph in a bug-filing contest run by a string theorist.