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STARWEST 2022 - Industry Technical Presentations

Wednesday, October 5

Clint Sprauve

Artificial Intelligence, DevOps, and Software Quality: Are we there yet?

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 11:30am to 12:15pm
For the past decade, artificial intelligence and machine learning have seen tremendous growth and influence on software development. We are also starting to see AI and ML's impact on the software testing industry. But who benefits from artificial intelligence and machine learning today? 

The challenge for the software quality and testing community is understanding what is real today and if artificial intelligence can truly deliver value for test automation. 

Join Clint Sprauve, Enterprise Strategists for Tricentis, and learn:  

What does a true AI & ML implementation look like...
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The Last Mile in Testing: How Far Can We Go with Headless?

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 11:30am to 12:15pm

UI testing is often treated as the final stretch of software development as it makes sure that no surprises occur in production. Running a set of UI tests before every sprint ends, however, doesn’t mean that we know what's underneath the surface. Only by employing a combination of good testing stack, tools and strategy adapted to our setup, environments and application can we turn UI testing into a critical instrument to support the last mile of our testing sprint. The tactical use of headless testing helps achieve 90% of the results with 10% of the overall testing efforts.


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Sauce Labs

The Combinatorial Explosion of "Too Much Testing"

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 11:30am to 12:15pm

When test automation first emerged as a real solution to faster releases, all we cared about was "coverage, coverage, coverage". This led to exhaustive Selenium/Appium test suites, and a subsequent bad (and unjust) reputation for these tools being flaky, unstable, and slow. In the past 10 years, we've seen exponential growth in test automation, both in tools and in usage, and all metrics are going up and to the right. What's growing even faster? Developer code, feature function, and products in the market. We simply can't keep up. The days of focusing on coverage through Selenium are...


ZAPTEST: The Ultimate Software Automation Solution

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 11:30am to 12:15pm

ZAPTEST is a full stack cross platform test and RPA solution for Windows, Linux, Mac, and Mobile, which offers unlimited software licenses for clients. With over 20 years of industry experience implementing test automation processes, ZAP also offers professional help to allow enterprises with testing best practices. ZAPTEST allows the testing of any GUI based software. ZAPTEST’s 1SCRIPT technology allows users to script test procedures once and execute them on any correspondent application on any platform and environment. M-RUN (Multi Run) technology offers execution of the same test...

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The Role of Deep Learning in Software Testing

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm

The increasing adoption of AI is profoundly changing the way enterprises work. Recognizing that automation has become a critical need, Functionize is pioneering AI’s application to testing. Functionize AI leverages massive data sets for its deep learning models after years of data collection from real life applications. In this session, Tamas will explain how neural networks work, the criticality of cloud integrations, and how deep learning is pushing the boundaries of software testing today.

Learning Objectives

Understand the difference between software and actual AIIdentify ways...
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In a digital world everything is in multiples, but testing budgets are singular! How do you win this challenge?

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm

Covid accelerated the need for companies to adopt & adapt to an omni-channel digital world.  It was no longer for growth but rather for their survival.  In an omni-channel digitial landscape, customers use the devices available to them in that moment to complete a transaction for business.  For a 'consumer-centric' business, every transaction counts and for a customer, user experience is what differentiates one business from another.  

How do you ensure a seamless experience for customers both internal and external when there are multiple devises, operating systems, network...

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Shift Right into the Metaverse with Digital Twin Testing

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm

The Metaverse blurs the boundaries between technology and the real world. The matrix of digital experiences (DX) from companies like Meta (Facebook) workspaces and Microsoft HoloLens 2.0 introduce fully immersive digital workforce collaborations within Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (VR/AR/MR) worlds. This leads to complex situations such as “how do you test next generation technologies like NFTs containing digital artefacts that span across crypto wallets of testing merchandise rendered onto your 3D avatar representation of your digital twin self on your daily-standup on Microsoft...


How to Tackle Quality-Driven Testing for Salesforce and Beyond

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm

Test automation is table stakes in today’s enterprise application landscape. But the testing marketplace is full of solutions that are tough for business testers to learn and require too much upfront work to automate on a consistent basis. That’s why we rolled out Copado Robotic Testing — to empower teams of all skill levels and drive smarter digital experiences.

Copado Robotic Testing lives in the cloud. It’s powered by AI. And it’s outfitted from top to bottom with enterprise-grade functionality: CI/CD integration, self-healing AI, low-code UI, pro-code capabilities, quality...

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How Ascensus Unlocked a New Mindset for Dynamics Test Automation with Leapwork

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm

Join Dan Madden, Ascensus Director of CRM, as he gives a candid look into the testing challenges they faced in Dynamics. You'll see how they moved from mountains of technical debt, to faster, easier, scalable test automation. 

Sune Engsig, Leapwork's Chief Evangelist will show you exactly what it took to achieve these results using Leapwork - a unique visual test automation solution.

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Orchestrate Tests with LambdaTest

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm

One of the biggest challenges developers/testers face is the speed of test execution but they are stuck with just two options—depending on legacy cloud infrastructure or painstakingly building a local setup.Legacy cloud infrastructure isn’t as fast as a local setup. But, on the other hand, local setups don’t have the features that can be offered on the cloud. This is exactly where a cloud-based next-gen smart test orchestration platform comes in. It brings intelligence to a rather mundane and tedious task, thereby ensuring both time and cost savings for businesses. 

Attend this...

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Ready Tester One! Unlock Your Continuous Quality Quest

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 2:45pm to 3:30pm

Solve the puzzle of software testing with AI-powered test automation. Instead of manually creating, executing, and maintaining your API tests, level up with the keys to complete your quest smarter and faster. Parasoft can power you through your software quality challenges to reach the finish line.

Use these keys to unlock your DevOps workflow:

Automatically build your test suite using AI to generate low-code / no-code API tests.Easily reuse functional test scenarios for penetration and load testing.Create a test environment with simulated backend services.Optimize test execution...

Let’s Go Codeless - How Manual Testers and Business Users Can Build Test Automation

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 2:45pm to 3:30pm

Test automation has been a key enabler of continuous testing and has contributed immensely to improving the delivery outcomes of the agile teams. The speed, efficiency, and scalability it offers has helped enterprises to digitally transform and continuously improving the customer experience resulting in improved revenues.

Although, software QA teams face key challenges while dealing with test automation:

The coding skills required to write and maintain the test casesInability to use the skills of manual testers and business users to automateBridging the manual to automation divide...
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The Future of Automation Testing

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 2:45pm to 3:30pm

Since the first version of Karate was released five years ago, we have become a top choice for developers, QA teams, and enterprise customers. As we continue to keep our focus on users, we decided to bring together cross-industry experts, and futurists, to deliberate on some of the key trends and challenges and the ‘Future of Automation Testing’.

We decided to keep this technology agnostic and are grateful to have Joe Colantonio as the moderator. We get to discuss ideas and move it to a new level today with this discussion. This is in some ways our effort of trying to make the world...

Thursday, October 6

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Shift Happens: How Perfecto & BlazeMeter Help Organizations Cover the Entire Test Pyramid for Innovation at Speed

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 9:45am to 10:30am

To test earlier in the software development life cycle, testing teams need a scalable, on-demand continuous testing platform that covers web, mobile, and more. This platform must support a wide range of tests, as well as test environments as a service, including platforms, test data and data mocking, global coverage, and the option for infinite scale. In this session, Bharath Vantari will showcase how Perfecto and BlazeMeter offer a complete continuous testing platform that covers the entire testing pyramid in a way that is enterprise-grade and easy to use.

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Don't Leave Quality to Chance

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 9:45am to 10:30am

Quality assurance, and testing in particular, can have many shapes in the context of nowadays numerous software development methodologies and philosophies. While some people may still be doing ad-hoc testing or fully relying on testers to execute all test cases, others are much further ahead, adopting DevOps culture with a strong automation mindset. But are these exclusive? At TestRail we believe manual and automated testing serve different purposes and complement themselves. In this talk you will learn how to consistently use a test management tool to centralize both manual and automated...

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App Test Automation with AI-Powered Tools: Things to Consider Before We Jump in

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 9:45am to 10:30am

There are numerous AI-powered tools for testing software today, and the adaptation of AI in testing to enhance the QA process is no longer far-fetched. But what are key questions institutions should ask to embrace AI testing? At, we helped our global clients face the technical, institutional, and HR challenges of migrating from traditional testing processes to “AI-powered” test architecture.

In this talk, we will share some of the challenges we collaborated with our customers (eg courtesy of LG U+), and you will learn to address these challenges to speed up successful...


Testing as PaaS: Delivering on Speed, Quality, Collaboration, and Autonomy

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

In the world of testing, fragmentation is increasingly a real challenge. Testing teams are faced with the paradox of choice every step of the journey from test design, test building, test data, test infrastructure, and test reporting. As organizations grow and scale, complexity in its testing landscape often leads to substantial overhead, inefficiency, and higher cost. 

The trends in testing move toward automation and more collaboration between different functions as he importance of “customer experience” increases. While companies are responding to these macro trends, the real...

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Bringing Harmony to Continuous Testing and DevOps With SpiraPlan

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

In this session, we will demonstrate how the latest version of Inflectra’s award-winning platform SpiraPlan brings harmony to your DevOps pipelines. We will show how you can integrate SpiraPlan’s requirements and test management functionality with a variety of different CI platforms, including Jenkins, GitHub, GitLab, and CircleCI. We will discuss how you can enrich your pipeline and testing processes to cover both Shift-Left and Shift-Right functionality with examples of both functional (unit, API, UI) and non-functional (security, performance) testing.

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How to Embed API Testing into your E2E Testing Strategy

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

In today’s API-First world, including API tests in your application testing strategy is critical to ensuring the quality from your user’s perspective. However, API testing commonly requires technical skills that limit who can create and manage automated tests.

In this session, Sarah will share how mabl’s low-code test automation solution democratizes API testing. Learn strategies to enable team members of all technical aptitudes to create API tests without writing code, and integrate UI and API functional tests to achieve more comprehensive test coverage.

Join this session to...


The Democratization of Software Quality

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm

Join the HCL OneTest team to learn how adding security testing to traditional DevOps pipelines provides testers with added insight to security problems. Reduce hand over problems with dedicated security testing specialists, see how this adds visibility to break down barriers, and demystifies security testing for the whole team. Make quality information visible to all.

Join this session to learn:

How to build security into your quality processWhy including security earlier reduces delivery cycles timesHow to reduce risk to the business through improved quality practices
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Mock, Stub, or Virtualize… let’s Shift Left

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm

Today, everybody is tasked with integrations. We must integrate our product with EVERY system, component, and operating system under the sun. Unfortunately, it might not be desirable or even possible to access those systems during development. There could be security, performance or maintenance issues that make them unavailable. We see teams having dependencies on services owned by other groups which are not accessible, which halts development.

This is when we mock, stub, or virtualize.

Learn how to shift left and start building realistic virtual services. Learn how to enable...


Fight Inconspicuousness

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm

How much inconspicuousness do you have in your organization, teams and processes? Are you even aware of those inconspicuous areas?

Do you have siloed teams? Do you need to check several tools to get the overall status of the project? These and more issues will get uncovered and addressed.

Join me in this talk to uncover what you may not be seeing that is impacting your efficiency and discover the importance of visibility in this fast paced world and how impactful it can be within a team.

Learning Objectives:

Understand the basic foundations needed to build a safe...
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Autonomous Testing as Part of Modern Software Assurance and Engineering

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Software quality assurance and engineering have traditionally focused on test automation for increased coverage, productivity, and acceleration. Today, we often hear buzzwords like artificial intelligence and machine learning in reference to recent technologies that may impact software testing, but we are often unaware of how these technologies can impact our day-to-day testing activities. Our objective in this session is to explain and define our viewpoint of autonomous testing (minimizing human intervention in software testing across the entire software lifecycle) and share real-world use...
Jeff Payne

No More Excuses - Overcoming Key Challenges to DevOps Test Automation

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm

When done correctly, test automation has the potential to improve the efficiency of the DevOps delivery pipeline. But, far too many organizations struggle to implement an automation strategy that works. In his decades of experience spearheading Agile and DevOps transformations, Coveros CEO Jeff Payne has heard just about every excuse for why test automation can’t work in DevOps. The truth is it can. You just need to know how to do it right.

Join Jeff as he walks us through:

What DevOps is and how it can help your organization accelerate delivery.What the benefits of test...

Addressing Sore Spots within Web 3.0 with Synthetic Monitoring Web 3.0

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm

If you’ve ever left a toothache untreated for any length of time, you might get by for a little while, but eventually you end up having to have something worse than a filling, like a root canal. Unfortunately, a lot of businesses right now are in that early toothache stage when it comes to understanding the health and performance of their applications.

With the rise of cloud-native apps and APIs means they’re already starting to experience a lack of visibility as more discrete layers in the stack prevent them from seeing what is happening with the user experience. Web 3.0 promises to...

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Grazitti Interactive

Leveraging the Benefits of Artificial Intelligence for UI Automation

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm

Testing the Herculean and ever-changing platform - Salesforce, is complex, and your team could be spending hours on modifying and updating tests at every run.

Therefore, maintaining Salesforce’s operational competence is a challenge. Testing Salesforce, especially, with traditional ways alone makes the task complicated, because of:

Frequent system upgradesCritical data in SalesforceLevel of customization & integrations presentComplex DOM structureDynamic elements

To deliver quality software at velocity, test automation is key to reducing risk & costs, and getting a...