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STARWEST Virtual+ 2020 - Industry Technical Presentations

Wednesday, October 7

Alexander Mohr

Microservices Are Not Small Services

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Microservice and Cloud Applications are being the number one choice in today's architecture decisions. But with a high complexity of dozens of services how can such environments be tested sufficiently?

What does a Microservice architecture look like?What are the challenges in testing modern environments?How do you sufficiently guarantee quality in distributed environments
SmartBear Software

3 Major Ways to Improve API Test Automation as Part of Your CI/CD Pipelines

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

API automation is important now more than ever, in a world where we are building more than we can keep up with to ensure useful software that fills the needs of our users, how can we make sure we are doing all in our power to work as efficiently as possible to deliver on what users expect? We'll discuss 3 key actions a testing team can take to meet these expectations.

Chris Colosimo

Expand Beyond UI With AI-Powered Codeless API Testing

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

When testing enterprise applications, most people manually test the application’s UI. Test automation is more efficient and scalable, but delivering a compelling digital experience requires constant UI updates that make it difficult to create a stable UI test to use and reuse reliably over time. 

To increase test coverage, you can extend your testing approach to include automated codeless API testing to validate your applications more reliably and with faster test execution times. Join this...


Achieving Continuous Testing Against All Odds

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

Today's development teams are often playing catch up with their developers because they often lack a cohesive set of tools to manage all aspects of testing. What if there were a solution that helps testers address all aspects of continuous testing from a single platform? Well, now there is! BlazeMeter Continuous Testing is a cloud platform that lets your testing team address testing from their perspective. Join us for this webinar to see a demo of the transformative technology and how it can help your teams achieve continuous testing.

Traditional testing needs to evolveThe solution is a...
Sauce Labs

Creating a Production Level Automation Framework in Under 60 Minutes

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm

Designing a test automation framework is mandatory if you want to succeed with your automation effort. However, this process is not intuitive and takes a lot of trial and error to get right. Many of us spend years failing at this process until we find something that works.

Acceptance Test Driven Automation is a development activity that exists for intuitively architecting an automation framework that is flexible, scalable, and robust. It's a step-by-step guide that helps an automation engineer have a framework and a test ready to run in production in about 45 minutes.

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Andrew Pollner
ASTQB - American Software Testing Qualifications Board

Testing Roles and Career Paths (what you need to know, and when)

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm

Testing continues to evolve as Agile, DevOps, and now DevSecOps are the new standards for the software the application lifecycle. Great efficiencies have been gained with automation playing a larger role in testing. With a “shift-left” mindset, testing is now more involved, and earlier in the process. However, “shift-right” has also taken hold allowing testing to extend beyond releases and gain valuable data from production systems, which can then feed back into more robust testing that actually more closely resembles how software is used. The combination of these new paradigms has...

Thursday, October 8


Mastering Cross-Browser Test Automation With Cypress and Selenium

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Mastering Cross-Browser Test Automation With Cypress and Selenium As digital reality becomes a win-lose situation for the majority of enterprises today, having a solid test automation strategy for your web applications is key for business success. In the current landscape, there are two strong technologies, Cypress and Selenium, that when utilized properly, can enable a sustainable continuous testing workflow. In this session, Perfecto by Perforce Chief Evangelist, author, and Product Manager, Eran Kinsbruner will provide a deep overview of both Selenium and Cypress and address the key...

Goldfinger Holdings

Your Journey Towards Agile Success: An Integrated and Strategic Approach to Test Management

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

A wide number of Agile teams globally use Jira for project management, issue tracking, and bug tracking. However, there are some limitations to just using Jira by itself for end-to-end test management since there is no testing-specific functionality built natively into the tool. As testing takes on an increasingly vital role in business success, testers must move to an advanced test management strategy to meet the demand for higher-quality releases with increased speed and efficiency. This can lead to a better understanding of overall quality, and help testers leverage the kind of...


Keeping your UI Automation Efforts Scalable, Valuable, and Under Control

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Serious Automated UI testing efforts require both Model-based and Traditional methods for any modern QA organization. However, as UI testing deliverables become more critical in order to keep up with CI/CD release cycles they often become difficult to maintain and show poor ROI. During this session, Mike will examine the inverse relationship between complexity and achieving ROI, and how overly complex frameworks will not scale over time and can be self-defeating. It’s critical to keep a large implementation under control, making sure the process will scale and show value as soon as...

Jamie Moore
Mobile Labs

Mobile Testing in Today’s Environment

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations are finding new ways to continue operations while taking safety precautions. One protective measure is requiring employees to work remotely. But how does WFH affect operations in your mobile testing lab? How can you release apps and updates on time remotely? Is it still possible to collaborate with team members? Join Mobile Labs’ Jamie Moore for an in-depth look at the role that a device cloud plays in your testing lab. In this session, you'll learn:How a device cloud facilitates mobile DevOpsTips for device management & access for QABest...

Testing Apps with AI

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

How can you test all of the world’s apps and web pages? Using traditional testing techniques like appium and selenium will only get you half-way there. They won’t help you when you start running against unity based apps and games. Additionally, tests written for one platform don’t work on any others.

AI has the power to change that. Come find out how you can write tests like a test plan, and let the AI and machine learning do the hard work. See how tests can be written for any app, and run across a variety of platforms and form factors. Using the AI allows you to also get detailed...


Machine Learning in Testing - A Pragmatic View

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

Machine learning is driving a wave of innovation across the software industry. It is also driving a wave of new testing tools and vendors promising radical change. In this talk TTC will share where the hype is not meeting expectations and where our clients are seeing significant ROI along with what profile of clients we expect to be the first to benefit from this new innovation. 

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Machine learning is driving a wave of innovationTTC will share where our clients are seeing significant ROIAnd who we expect to be the first to benefit from this new innovation...

Why Testing in DevOps is Broken (and How to Fix It)

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm

More teams are adopting DevOps practices, however, they’re not always built with quality at the core. Teams have no choice but to build a testing strategy as they go, rather than designing the culture, processes, and tools they need upfront to create an excellent customer experience. In this discussion, Darrel will share relevant data from mabl’s 2020 Testing in DevOps Survey of over 1,000+ testers and developers. Learn how to apply QA best practices to every phase of application development, and how to reap the full benefits of DevOps to increase test coverage, yielding an ROI you can’t...

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Ramna Sharma
AgreeYa BeatBlip

Transforming Test Automation with DevOps, AI, and RPA

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm

In a fast-paced world of Agile and DevOps, where the business landscape, technology, and the test requirements change rapidly, the role of quality assurance and testing is constantly evolving and expanding. From being the gatekeepers for the quality deliverables, QA teams are evolving into champions of optimization, collaboration, and transparency across software development lifecycle – driving more direct and greater business value. Modern test automation tools that support end-to-end automation of both testing as well as business processes are serving QA teams best in their new role....