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STARWEST 2022 - Test Techniques

Monday, October 3

Chris_Loder
Upland InGenius
ME

Test Automation: How to Start and Succeed

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

Many organizations invest a lot of effort in test automation at the system level but then have serious problems as their product matures and changes over time. As a leader, how can you ensure that your new automation efforts will get off to a good start? What can you do to ensure that your automation work provides continuing added value? Chris Loder will explain the critical issues you need to know to get a good start, and he will share his extensive experience in building great automation. He covers the most important management issues you should address for test automation success,...

Tuesday, October 4

Derek Evans
Coveros
TG

Web Security Testing: The Basics and More

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

Web applications are often security critical or serve as front-ends for security critical applications, making web testing for vulnerabilities an essential part of software testing. Unfortunately, most software testers have not been taught how to identify web security issues while testing applications. Join Derek Evans as he shares what you need to know to security test web-based applications as part of your overall testing process. Learn about the most common web security vulnerabilities and how they are introduced into web code and exploited by hackers. Explore test techniques for...

Rob_Sabourin
AmiBug.Com, Inc.
TM

Test Estimation in the Face of Uncertainty

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

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 thinking,...

Wednesday, October 5

Qualiti.ai
W2

Testing Machine Learning Models

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

More companies are building ML and AI systems and applications, but they lack the same rigorous testing because many Testers don't know how to approach testing them. After having built and tested many different ML models and systems and talking to ML teams of small and large organizations, one thing always stands out: "We need better testing and automation in our MLOps lifecycle." So, we'll start by demystifying Machine Learning by breaking down a Prediction application so the audience better understands the "magic algorithms" behind the scenes. We'll explore an example of ML systems that...

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...

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...

T-Mobile
T10

From Quality Advocate to Quality as a Service - Transforming a Legacy Quality Practice

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

Maturing a new organization's quality practices, while challenging, is doable as processes are normally built with quality in mind. This can't be said for legacy applications, built on architectures that are decades old and supported by organizations leveraging varying development methodologies to deliver their products and capabilities. In this presentation we will discuss how T-Mobile embraced the diversity of our successful culture to not only transform but truly migrate to Quality as a Service.

During our discussion we will map the path that T-Mobile took to identify a horizon...

Trimble PPM, Inc.
T14

A Performance Testing Pyramid

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Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
When we code a new class method, does its execution time fit within the product’s SLA for response time? When we provide an API for a real-time system, does it meet its performance budget? When we’re managing a data warehouse system, what is the latency between the ingestion component and the persistence server? When we’re planning to deploy a large-scale web application, how many servers do we need to support 1,000 requests per second and respond in 3 seconds? We’ve learned that the need for performance data spans from requirements engineering through system deployment: when code is...
Adam Sandman
Inflectra
T15

Software Architecture for Testers– Where the Bodies are Buried!

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

This session is designed to provide an overview of software architecture and design to testers so that you can understand how the different tiers and components fit together in a modern, complex system, and help you assess where the risks lie. When developing a robust test strategy, it is very important for all members of the team, including testers, to know how the system is put together. This session provides a brief historical perspective on how software architecture has evolved from mainframe to client-server, to web, to mobile, to micro-services. It includes examples of where...