STARWEST 2024 Tutorial: Testing from the Inside: Unit Testing Edition


Monday, September 23, 2024 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Testing from the Inside: Unit Testing Edition

Do you want to take your testing and/or development skills to the next level? Are you working in an agile team where you are trying to shift-left so that your organization can reap the full benefits of testing earlier? In software testing, you're generally taught to think outside the box, from a user's perspective. However, sometimes great ideas can be sparked from inside the box, by looking at the underlying code and using that knowledge to identify various ways to break the software. Join Tariq King as he walks through the fundamentals of program-based testing so that you can find bugs as soon as they happen. Learn how to apply techniques such as testing by looking, unit test automation, object mocking, and code coverage analysis. By the end of the tutorial, you'll be ready to collaborate with testers and developers alike, and discover new ways to test software from the outside-in and the inside-out.

Tariq King
Test IO

Tariq King is a recognized thought-leader in software quality engineering. He is currently the CEO and Head of Test IO, an EPAM company that specializes in crowdsourced and professional testing, development, and automation services. Tariq has over fifteen years' professional experience in the software industry, and has formerly held positions including VP of Product-Services, Chief Scientist, Head of Quality, Quality Engineering Director, Software Engineering Manager, and Principal Architect. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from Florida International University, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Florida Tech. He has published over 40 research articles in peer-reviewed IEEE and ACM journals, conferences, and workshops, and has written book chapters and technical reports for Springer, O'Reilly, IGI Global, and more. Tariq has been an international keynote speaker and trainer at leading software conferences in industry and academia, and serves on multiple conference boards and program committees.  Outside of work, Tariq is an electric car enthusiast who enjoys playing video games and traveling the world with his wife and kids.