Conference Presentations

STARWEST Testing Use Automation to Assist—Not Replace—Manual Testing
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Automation is a powerful tool to help testing but too often it is used to replicate existing manual tests. This leads organizations to spend large amounts of time and money constantly updating flaky automated tests and test teams to suffer frustration from having to focus on activities...

Jeffrey Martin
STARWEST Testing How Do I Get a Cool Job Like Yours? A Career Map for Testers
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When people hear about my past jobs, my career, and the many places I “work” (at foreign conferences and even on ski lifts), I often get the question “How do I get your job?” However, when people hear some of the details of my career, their reaction is “Gee, that’s a lot of work!” Well...

Jon Hagar
STARWEST Testing Service Virtualization: What, Who, When, and How
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Service virtualization provides many benefits for both development and test teams. For testers, service virtualization empowers them to work in parallel with their development counterparts and take control of their own schedules. They no longer have to wait for development to...

Kenneth Merkel
STARWEST Testing Social Skills: The Softer Side of Software Testing
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Communication breakdowns are a primary cause of IT project failure. Marcia Buzzella believes increasing the success rate of IT projects across waterfall, Agile, and DevOps methods requires a balance of social (soft) and technical (hard) capabilities to improve team performance.

Marcia Buzzella
STARWEST Testing Elegant Dev and Test Processes for a More Civilized Age
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Software engineering as a discipline has come a long way. For some teams, months-long cycles of dev-test-build-release have shrunk down to mere days—or even hours. In the fastest, leanest organizations, most testing happens in parallel with development as part of a slick, continuous...

Melissa Benua
STARWEST Testing The Secrets to Blazing-Fast, Rock-Solid Mobile Acceptance Testing
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Automated acceptance testing is an essential component of a healthy agile software development process. Unfortunately, attempts to adopt this approach in mobile often result in slow, brittle, and highly complex device tests, based on UI automation. This approach harms confidence in...

Paul Stringer
STARWEST Testing Use Model-Based Testing to Navigate the Software Forest
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Even seemingly simple software systems can be a dense forest of intersecting logical pathways which may leave you wondering if your testing was robust enough. Traditional test cases are flawed since they only execute the pathways the tester considered at the time the test case was written...

Jon Fetrow
STARWEST Testing A Shift in Mindset: From Finding Defects to Preventing Them
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Although most software companies have adopted agile development, many still treat quality assurance as something that gets handled when coding is finished and ready for test. However, practicing this reactive approach to quality costs teams in rework, context switching, slower code release...

Oscar Gracia and Geordie Speake
STARWEST Testing Globalization Testing for Cloud Products
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Every year, VMware has hundreds of releases for its virtualization products that cover data centers, networking, storage, cloud management, and digital workspace. Testing many different products while adapting to their development lifecycle introduces some special challenges for the...

Vincent Truong
STARWEST Testing Get Involved Early: A Tester’s Experience with Requirements
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Although requirements provide valuable information that informs and shapes testing, sometimes the information provided is incomplete or unclear. Join Julie Lebo as she shares her experience with requirements engineering and how she has integrated her testing group into the requirement...

Julie Lebo

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