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STARWEST 2022 - Agile Testing

Monday, October 3

Tariq_King
test.ai
MC

Unit Testing: What Every Developer and Tester Should Know

Monday, October 3, 2022 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Do you want to take your testing skills to the next level? Are you trying to stay relevant on an agile team where testing is shifting to the left on the project timeline? Do you want to help your organization reap the full benefits of testing earlier? Then join Tariq King to explore the fundamentals of unit testing so you can find bugs as soon as they happen and do more thorough, targeted testing during software development. This introductory session is for everyone—of all programming skill levels. Learn how to apply program-based techniques such as testing by looking, automated unit...

John-Hill
KBR, Inc.
MD

Let's Contribute Some Playwright Tests to NASA Open MCT!

Monday, October 3, 2022 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Open MCT is an open-source, web-based, mission operations framework built for desktop and mobile devices. It is being developed at NASA's Ames Research Center as a platform for data analysis of spacecraft missions, as well as planning and operation of experimental rover systems.  This next-generation platform calls for next-generation UI Test tooling! The Open MCT team is using Playwright as their testing framework for its ease of use, the insight it provides into browser internals, and its broad platform support. Now, they are opening up some of their testing efforts to the open-source...

Chris_Loder
Upland InGenius
ML

Automation Framework Essentials

Monday, October 3, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Automation is critical in today’s software delivery lifecycle, and yet many organizations struggle to keep their automation running. How can we mitigate difficulties and get consistent automation runs and results we can trust? The secret is implementing a solid automation framework, but that isn’t as easy as it seems. Chris Loder has built several automation frameworks over his career and has learned what works—and, more importantly, what doesn’t. This tutorial will cover what an automation framework is, the benefits of having one, and the keys to a successful framework, including...

Tuesday, October 4

Jeff Pierce
Coveros
TF

Quality and Testing Measures and Metrics

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

To be most effective, leaders—including development and testing managers, ScrumMasters, product owners, and IT managers—need metrics to help direct their efforts and make informed recommendations about the software’s release readiness and associated risks. Because one important evaluation activity is to “measure” the quality of the software, the progress and results of both development and testing must be measured. Collecting, analyzing, and using metrics are complicated because developers and testers often are concerned that the metrics will be used against them. Join Mike Sowers as he...

Wednesday, October 5

Palo Alto Networks
W3

Software Testing from Individual Contributor to Management

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

Software testing is a critical role for any organization. When you are a individual contributor you are putting your heart and soul to identifying how the qualify the software and finding edge cases to make sure you find the defects before your customer. So you are adding the value to the bottom line. When you want to excel your career in Software Testing in management role, what does that mean? How you make the difference? How to make that transition from doing it all by yourself to delegate and make it work as a team? What is important for the first time manager? What makes a good...

Lisette-Zounon
Zsquare Solutions Inc
W8

Are You Ready for AI to Take Over Your Automation Testing?

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

We all know that Artificial Intelligence is here and here to stay. Most teams are wondering how to leverage AI for their automation. In this session, I will cover a case study on how to successfully leverage Artificial Intelligence in your automation strategies. Attendees in this session will take away a few key points. First, how to determine if your automation strategy can leverage AI tool, discuss the learning curve and mindset shift necessary for your QA team to embrace AI Tool, and discuss success case study of using AI tool as part of automation testing. Then, how to leverage AI...

Eran-Kinsbruner
Perforce
W13

Mastering Cross-Browser Testing with Selenium ,Cypress, and Playwright

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Agile mandates continuous testing processes. Within Agile there are various personas trying to accomplish exactly that, however, they bring different constrains including time lines, skillsets, and testing objectives. With the growing adoption of Cypress and Playwright test frameworks that appeals to front-end developers, how does Cypress...
Fox Corporation (aka 20th Century Fox)
W16

Intelligent Test Automation for Agile Teams

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

Traditionally, test automation was implemented with frameworks that require a specialized workforce (SDETs), need a significant amount of maintenance and infrastructure for the executions, notifications, and reporting. Today, the QA Automation Tools industry is ripe for the adoption of newer technologies and had been somewhat late to shift to SaaS, ML, and AI. Here at Fox, we have teams using various tools to augment our testing needs, and it's been very challenging, inefficient, and somewhat unreliable. Looking for a unified solution, we've conducted several POCs and have adopted the SaaS...

Gerta Sheganaku
LocalStack GmbH
W17

Speed Up your Cloud Transformation by Giving Developers Back Control Over Their Dev & Test Environments

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

Todays Cloud Transformation is accompanied by a number of vital policies and norms, important for delivering scalable and robust systems at high quality. Yet, the same practices can also be road-blockers for cloud developers who are striving to build bleeding-edge systems. Although fast, iterative development processes with quick feedback loops are vital to creating a culture of continuous innovation across the organization, handcuffs are all too often imposed on cloud developers by important, yet cumbersome cloud approval processes, or unnecessarily long wait times during deployment and...

Thursday, October 6

David's Bridal
T2

Better Test coverage Through API Automation

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

Tackling Microservices architecture testing through data-driven and contract-based testing. Co-presented by David's Bridal and Royal Cyber. System performance has become critical with the pace of agile and continuous delivery, where things like microservices, cloud, IoT, and many other environments keep changing the landscape of the IT world. There are many ways we can expand how we test performance—everything from testing, assurance, validation, verification, optimization, notification, and many other activities. With AI and ML technologies, we could even build a future where generic...

Katy Sherman
Flip That Fund, Inc.
T5

Scale up? Yes, but...

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

Let's scale our business! Let's build new features, bring in more users, more customers, more transactions, more data! Let's hire more people across the globe, let's deploy to more servers, let's grow our cloud solution to achieve volume, let's set aggressive revenue growth goals. That's what we hear every day from our bosses. Next thing we know is our system breaks or becomes slow because it's not designed for higher volume, we can't hire and onboard people fast enough, there's more work than ever, but the customers are not happy, the sales are declining, and employees quit. In this...

Robert Woods
Scrum Inc
T11

Stop Test Sprints! Develop a CLEAR Agile Product Roadmap

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

Test sprints in an Agile environment are a certain indication that testing is being held out of the equation as almost unimportant. It shows we are not slicing the product well and waiting too long before our testers have the ability to help us see where we need to adjust and fine tune. It often includes bulky hand-offs and slow environment swaps. By using the CLEAR (Collaborative, Lean, Evolving, Adaptive, Reportable) principles of Product Development, testing professionals have found themselves back in the direct line of development in iterative and valuable testing practices. This...

Tariq_King
test.ai
T12

AI in Testing: A Moderated Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 11:15am to 12:15pm
Artificial intelligence is the newest trend in software testing. But what is it, and how will it impact the tester's role, both today and in the future? What do you need to do to embrace this emerging technology? Tariq King will moderate this panel discussion to give you an opportunity to hear the opinions of industry leaders about AI in testing. You will have a chance to drive the debate, so come prepared with all your AI questions.
World Wide Technology
T13

Cypress Holds the Belt. Is Selenium Still in the Fight?

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

Cypress is standing tall as the leader in today’s automated testing community. Does that mean Selenium has been knocked out? I thought so after first using Cypress to build my company’s corporate website automation suite. I loved the simplicity of the install, the stability of the test runs and the easier-to-read code, not to mention the size of the active community. Using cy.contains() made writing automated tests so easy. But all it took was one week on a client project to convince me that Selenium was not out of the fight. Cypress was not able to handle authentication with Azure AD...
Mark Minson
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
T16

The Wheels of the QA Process Go Round and Round.

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

If we all know how to be good QA, why do the Star conferences exist? The truth is, we don't know because there isn't a Quality Assurance Engineer degree. We've made it up as we went along and are seeking help cobbling together tools and tricks to do our jobs better. The process I will go over isn't the end-all, be-all for QA but gives them the steps in the circular pattern that will help them find the success they are looking for. Agile development methodology is best done in a circle as each time the process completes, it lead directly into doing it again. Within that framework exists a...

Péter Földházi
EPAM Systems
T17

Avoiding the Chaos of an Agile Transformation

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

Agile is not a fairy tale. You have to face real life challenges well prepared in order to succeed. The reality is: the bigger and older your organization is, the more difficult it is to pass through process level changes and that's when Chaos is born. Resolving all the issues with Chaos could potentially take years. Peter will share his story of one of his projects where he had to face numerous obstacles as a Test Manager in achieving proper Agile implementation and to raise the quality of the products of his client.

Some of the obstacles included: agile ceremonies not followed,...

Yoosuf-Maktoum
Sysco Corporation
T19

Building Resiliency in Test Automation

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Test Automation tends to fail due to multiple aspects—especially UI test automation – which is more fragile than the Service and DB level test automation. The challenge is fixing the automation failures and using them in the same development iteration. Building resiliency in test automation is a must to make test automation robust. A resilient test automation framework will reduce failures and simplify the maintenance of test automation code. Resiliency can be enabled through automation tools, design, and architecture. During this session, Mr. Yoosuf Maktoum - Senior Manager, Quality...
ICE Mortgage Technology
T22

Quality Assurance Legacy - 30 Years of Tips and Tricks to Make QA Easier

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

When companies are in trouble management starts cutting expenses. Quality Assurance departments, groups and teams are often viewed as “cost centers” and not “profit centers”; in other words, an expense that can be cut. Ensuring that your QA team and department runs efficiently and effectively will make sure that QA is viewed as a “profit center”, an essential part of the company, and not as something extra to be cut at the slightest hint of trouble.

Quality Assurance teams use various tools such as bug trackers and test case repositories. Many such tools are available and marketed,...

T23

Upskilling Your Team for Agile Testing

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Agile and DevOps are transforming software development: production cycles are accelerating, more functions are being automated, and silos across the organization are coming down. But software testing continues to be a challenge: 43% of software developers say that testing is their biggest pain point during development. To help their organizations embrace agile development, QA leaders need a plan to upskill their teams. The agile tester needs a wide-ranging skillset: manual and automated testing, DevOps tools, communication, project management, and the ability to connect code to the...