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STAREAST Testing Continuous Context Driven Test Improvement[presentation]
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Classical test process improvement is often not today’s best solution. With virtualization, SOA, web, cloud, mobile, and integration with social media, the way we develop, test, and manage has drastically changed. Jeroen explores why Agile, context-driven testing, SCRUM, continuous...

Jeroen Mengerink
STAREAST Testing Appium, Test-Driven Development, and Continuous Integration[presentation]
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James Koch demonstrates how to apply test-driven development and continuous integration using Appium, an industry leading open-source automation tool. Appium was inspired by Selenium for web browser testing. Their philosophy—Why do anything different for mobile? Appium allows you to run...

James Koch
STAREAST Testing Use Docker to Enhance Your Testing[presentation]
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Wonder how you can make your testing more efficient? Join Glenn Buckholz as he explores Docker, a technology that allows rapid development and deployment via containers. First, he explains exactly what composes a container, and discusses the differences between a container and an image. 

Glenn Buckholz
STAREAST Testing Rediscover Exploratory Testing[presentation]
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The testing community is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea when it comes to exploratory testing. Although exploratory testing has been around for ages, it often leads to more confusion than clarity. Is exploratory testing an activity—something that you do? Or is it an approach...

Ingo Philipp
STAREAST Testing Software Quality: A Cross-Organizational Competency[presentation]
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Historically, testers have served as the last line of defense and have been tasked with identifying and driving software defect resolution before promoting code into a production environment. Kevin Dunne explains that in this model, testers have been responsible for testing the code...

Kevin Dunne
STAREAST Testing An Agile Testing Dashboard: Metrics that Matter[presentation]
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Has your organization moved to agile but your metrics have not? Do you spend multiple hours each week generating separate sets of metrics for your agile squad, management, and C-level executives? Do you find yourself questioning the things you measure and actions you take as a result...

Prachi Maini
STAREAST Testing Test Data Management and Its Role in DevOps[presentation]
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Do you often have to wait for the availability of the right test data to complete your testing? Now imagine you are using continuous integration and continuous delivery with agile and DevOps, and your test data is not available when you need it. This is a challenge and a bottleneck for the...

Sunil Sehgal
STAREAST Testing AI and Machine Learning for Testers[presentation]
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is the most important technology for software testers to understand today. All software will soon have AI-powered components, and they are unlike anything you’ve ever tested before. As risky as AI can be, it is a powerful weapon for testers to solve some of...

Jason Arbon
STAREAST Testing Anyone Can Cook—Is the Same True for Test Automation?[presentation]
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Manual testing is becoming less needed as more companies realize the time and money to be saved by automating testing. But let’s face it. Test automation is scary and still new to many QA organizations, many of whom are unclear about where to begin. Do you need a degree or significant...

Leo Laskin
STAREAST Testing Microservices Testing Strategies: The Good, the Bad, and the Reality[presentation]
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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...

Tariq King
STAREAST Testing Improving Accuracy and Confidence in Workload Models[presentation]
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The most critical component in capacity planning and performance engineering is the Workload Model, which defines the workflows, throughputs, and target performance your system must support at peak loads. As critical as it is, it can be difficult and particularly challenging to predict...

Gopal Brugalette and Safi Mohamed
STAREAST Testing Optimize Performance Testing Using Cloud and DevOps[presentation]
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Traditional performance testing practices don't scale when you begin delivering software using cloud computing and DevOps. Troy Marshall shares how Ellucian transformed their performance testing program using the same principles DevOps uses to deliver software. It isn't enough just to...

Troy Marshall
STAREAST Testing Effective Test Estimation[presentation]
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We have experience with testing projects, both large and small. Sometimes our test estimates are accurate—and sometimes they’re not. We often miss deadlines because there are no defined criteria used to create our estimates. Sometimes we miss our schedules due to crunched testing timelines.

Shyam Sunder
STAREAST Testing The Future of Mobile Testing: Hybrid Code, Business Intelligence, and Device Farms[presentation]
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All organizations doing mobile development have critical decisions in common—selecting which devices to support and how to test their products across the growing range of devices. With the segregation of device brands, organizations are forced to support at least three code bases...

Ardy Signey
STAREAST Testing The Tester's Three C’s: Communication, Criticism, Confidence[presentation]
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Whether you are in an independent testing team and need to communicate formally or in an agile context communicating face-to-face, it can be difficult to do your job well when you are telling people what they don’t want to hear. Dot Graham presents examples of different types and styles of...

Dorothy Graham

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