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STARWEST Virtual+ 2020 - Experienced Tester

Monday, October 5

Tariq_King
test.ai
ME

Unit Testing: What Every Developer and Tester Should Know

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Monday, October 5, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

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...

Tariq_King
test.ai
Jason_Arbon
test.ai
MK

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Skills for the Testing World

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Monday, October 5, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Software continues to revolutionize the world, impacting nearly every aspect of our work, family, and personal life. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are playing key roles in this revolution through improvements in search results, recommendations, forecasts, and other predictions. AI and ML technologies are being used in platforms for digital assistants, home entertainment, medical diagnosis, customer support, and autonomous vehicles. Testing practitioners are recognizing the potential for advances in AI and ML to be leveraged for automated testing—an area that...

Adam_Auerbach
EPAM Systems
ML

Instill a DevOps Testing Culture in Your Team and Organization

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Monday, October 5, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

The DevOps movement is here. Companies across many industries are breaking down siloed IT departments and federating them into product development teams. Testing and its practices are at the heart of these changes. Traditionally, IT organizations have been staffed with mostly manual testers and a limited number of automation and performance engineers. To keep pace with development in the new “you build it, you own it” environment, testing teams and individuals must develop new technical skills and even embrace coding to stay relevant and add greater value to the business. DevOps really...

Dawn Haynes
PerfTestPlus, Inc.
MN

How to Break Software: Robustness Edition

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Monday, October 5, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Have you ever worked on a project where you felt testing was thorough and complete—all features were covered and all tests passed—yet in the first week in production the software had serious issues and problems? Join Dawn Haynes to learn how to inject robustness testing into your projects to uncover those issues before release. Robustness—an important and often overlooked area of testing—is the degree to which a system operates correctly in the presence of exceptional inputs or stressful environmental conditions. Dawn shows you how—by expanding basic tests and incorporating specific...

Tuesday, October 6

Tariq_King
test.ai
TC

Testing Strategies for Microservices

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:30pm

Software development is trending toward building systems using small, autonomous, independently deployable services called microservices. Leveraging microservices makes it easier to add and modify system behavior with minimal or no service interruption. Because they facilitate releasing software early, frequently, and continuously, microservices are especially popular in DevOps. But how do microservices affect software testing and testability? Are there new testing challenges that arise from this paradigm? Or are these simply old challenges disguised as new ones? Join Tariq King as he...

Jennifer-Bonine
AI Appstore, Inc.
TD

Testing Transformation: The Art and Science for Success

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

Technologies, testing processes, and the role of the tester have evolved significantly in the past few years with the advent of agile, DevOps, and other new technologies. It is critical that we testing professionals evaluate ourselves and continue to add tangible value to our organizations. In your work, are you focused on the trivial or on real game changers? Jennifer Bonine describes critical elements that help you artfully blend people, process, and technology to create a synergistic relationship that adds value. Jennifer shares ideas on mastering politics, maneuvering core vs. context...

Melissa Benua
mParticle
TF

Test Design for Fully Automated Build Architecture

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

Imagine this … as soon as any developed functionality is submitted into the code repository, it is automatically subjected to the appropriate battery of tests and then released straight into production. Setting up the pipeline capable of doing just that is becoming more and more common and something you need to know about. But most organizations hit the same stumbling block—just what IS the appropriate battery of tests? Automated build architectures don't always lend themselves well to the traditional stages of testing. In this hands-on tutorial, Melissa Benua introduces you to key...

Rob_Sabourin
AmiBug.Com, Inc.
TG

Test Estimation in the Face of Uncertainty

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

Anyone who has ever attempted to estimate software testing effort realizes just how difficult the task can be. The number of factors that can affect the estimate is virtually unlimited. The keys to good estimates are understanding the primary variables, comparing them to known standards, and normalizing the estimates based on their differences. This is easy to say but difficult to accomplish because estimates are frequently required even when we know very little about the project—and what we do know is constantly changing. Throw in a healthy dose of politics and a bit of wishful...

Jeff Payne
Coveros
TK

Integrating Automated Testing into DevOps

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

In many organizations, agile development processes are driving the pursuit of faster software releases, which has spawned a set of new practices—DevOps. DevOps stresses communications and integration between development and operations, including rapid deployment, continuous integration, and continuous delivery. Because DevOps practices require confidence that changes made to the code base will function as expected, automated testing is essential. Join Jeffery Payne as he discusses the unique challenges associated with integrating automated testing into continuous integration/continuous...

Kaushal_Dalvi
Ultimate Software
TM

Holistic Performance Testing for Modern Applications

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

With the advent of frameworks like Angular, React, and Vue, the landscape of application performance has changed significantly in terms of testing and measurement. Gone are the days of measuring response time as a single value based on back-end performance. In modern web and mobile applications, additional layers need to be peeled apart at the front end to truly understand its performance characteristics. Traditional approaches to performance testing are no longer sufficient to provide a delightfully responsive user experience. Join Kaushal Dalvi as he details new developments in...

Melissa Benua
mParticle
TO

Continuous Testing Using Containers

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Containers. Every manager thinks they want them, but few teams have experience in knowing what to DO with them. Used thoughtfully, containerization of your services can transform the way your organization thinks about testing. Gone can be the days of maintaining X different compute environments with Y different configurations. Imagine instead spinning up just the code you need, on the machine type it needs, and only for as long as you need it. In this technical training, Melissa will walk through what containerization means for a legacy code base attempting to practice continuous...

Thursday, October 8

Domonic_Nunley
Progressive Insurance
Edward Mandere
Progressive Insurance
T6

Not a Pipe Dream: E2E & Combinatorial Test Automation in the Pipeline

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

Is your development organization migrating to a more continuous integration/continuous delivery environment using containers in the cloud and pipelines, but you are not sure how to adapt your test automation to this change? You are not alone! Dom and Ed were facing a similar problem in their organization. With limited test engineer resources and the rapid rate of code change, it was no longer efficient and provided less business value to have the test engineers manually execute test automation with every deployment. If the test automation could be integrated into the development pipeline,...

Anand_Gopalakrishnan
Airline Tariff Publishing Company
T16

Test 360 with BDD at V-Speeds

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

In Aviation, V-Speeds are the speeds derived from data obtained from designers and manufacturers during flight testing. Using them is considered the best practice to maximize aviation safety and performance. Can this same model be applied to Software testing? How about aviation software testing? We, at Airline Tariff Publishing Company applied the same principles of V-Speeds to obtain data about the application in a 360 viewpoint (i.e. from the designers, subject matter experts and product owners) to maximize our test script development efficiency within the BDD framework. This talk...