STARWEST 2022 Industry Presentation : How to Create a Balanced Approach to Testing


Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

How to Create a Balanced Approach to Testing

Manual testing has long been the cornerstone of quality, but relying on manual testing alone is no longer a viable testing strategy. High-velocity teams often struggle to keep up with frequent releases which demands a hybrid or even fully automated approach.

To manage, quality teams are turning to low-code test automation solutions. But, the line between what to automate and what to test manually is blurred. Understanding the role of each - and their impact on UX - is critical to building an effective strategy. In this session, we’ll explore how to create a balanced, high-impact quality engineering strategy.

  • Review the trends surrounding user experience and DevOps impacting quality teams
  • Understand the role of manual and automated tests, and when to use what
  • Learn how your entire team can contribute to low-code test automation
Darrel Farris

Darrel Farris


Darrel Farris is a Solutions Engineering Manager at mabl, a low-code, intelligent test automation company. Prior to mabl, he spent much of his career working across a variety of roles within product delivery, often focused on aspects of quality and testing. His diverse technical experience and upbeat personality make him an engaging, compelling coach with a focus on nurturing good testing practices. In his free time, Darrel enjoys papercraft, tinkering with the insides of pianos, photography, and niche fragrances.