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STARWEST 2021 - Developer

Customize your STARWEST 2021 experience with sessions for software developers.

Monday, October 4

Tariq_King
test.ai
MB

Unit Testing: What Every Developer and Tester Should Know

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 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...

Chris_Loder
Upland InGenius
MC

Test Automation: Start and Succeed

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 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 explains 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,...

Tariq_King
test.ai
Jason_Arbon
test.ai
MF

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Skills for the Testing World

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

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 still...

Melissa Benua
mParticle
MG

Test Design for Fully Automated Build Architecture

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

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 test...

Tuesday, October 5

Tariq_King
test.ai
TB

Testing Strategies for Microservices

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

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...

Wednesday, October 6

W4

End to End Performance Testing - Automated!

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
End to end tests used to be the de facto standard in the performance testing world. However, with the advent of microservices that evolve rapidly, it has become more and more difficult to maintain end to end performance test suites. As a result, teams have gravitated towards having isolated micro-service level performance tests that are easier to maintain. This, however, leaves a gap in achieving the transaction mix and overall system load that E2E performance tests are best suited to provide. So when faced with this dilemma, Kaushal and his team took on an ambitious goal to automate the...
Inflectra
W9

APIs – Security & Performance – How to Avoid Getting in the News!

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

We all know that Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are critical in the modern economy, however, if you don't pay attention to the security or performance aspects of APIs, the results can be catastrophic. From large scale data-breaches, major system-wide outages and executives being hauled in front of Congress, failure to adequately plan and carry out API performance and security testing will definitely make the front-page news.... not in a good way. This session will discuss the present a comprehensive strategy for performance and security testing of your APIs, it will include best...

Amanda-Perkins
Rocket Homes
W12

The Human Side to Testing

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

We’re known for breaking things and testing the limits, and patience of our team and our systems. We advocate for quality in all things and we advocate for the end user. But, none of us actually think about how our varied backgrounds influence what we do and how we test. In this session we’ll explore how our previous (and current) experiences subconsciously affect our testing and how to bring those experiences to the forefront in order to be better testers all around. We’ll show how our experiences with tech and outside of tech influence how, what, and why we test the way we do. We’ll also...

Thursday, October 7

talia-nassi
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
T3

Testing Your Serverless Applications

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 9:45am to 10:45am

This talk is about applying best practices of testing to your serverless applications. Serverless technologies allow you to focus on building your application by reducing the work you do managing infrastructure. You'll learn how to overcome the challenges of testing in a serverless architecture, and how to efficiently test your Lambda functions efficiently. This includes unit testing, integration testing, and end-to-end testing. After this talk, you will gain an understanding of the benefits of using the AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) CLI to test code manually, and verifying...

Adam Satterfield
Global Payments
T8

Security Testing is Everyone's Responsibility

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

How many news stories have you seen recently where a company puts out a statement stating they have been hacked? As applications grow in complexity and scale with technologies such as mobile, microservices and cloud hosting, testers are finding themselves on the forefront of needing to understand how to add security to their suite of testing skills. Paired with an uptick in bad actors trying to take advantage of any application that can be reached via the internet, there is a large need for security testing. Unfortunately, combined with the move to push testing left, security is oftentimes...

T12

Enhance Mobile Exploratory Testing with Performance Metrics

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

Consumers now expect digital experiences to exceed face-to-face experiences. Recent studies show that 80% of people have deleted a mobile app if they faced problems with its performance. This abandonment rate impacts the digital transformations that many companies are going through. In this talk, you will learn how mobile performance impacts user experience, what you need to look for when evaluating the performance of an app and the different types of tests that can be done according to the multiple factors that affect the performance: the server, mobile device, network, and programming of...

Jenna Charlton
Coveros
T15

From Fear to Risk: Redefine What Drives Your Enterprise Testing Strategy

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Many quality engineering leaders say they do risk-based testing, but walking the walk is showing to be more challenging than enterprises realize. Often, quality engineering teams practicing risk-based testing end up testing “everything” because they continue to test from a place of fear as opposed to calculated risk. Others never reassess or renegotiate risk as their application matures. Additionally, sometimes quality engineering teams lack accurate testing data in order to make well-informed decisions.

Enterprise quality engineering leaders must apply a truth-telling question: What...