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STARCANADA Docker and the Path to a Better Staging Environment[presentation]
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Staging environments are notoriously difficult to set up and maintain. Unless you have a top-notch DevOps team, staging environments are usually different from production environments, and consequently, they are fraught with problems—failing deployments, "out of disk space" errors...

Gil Tayar
STARCANADA Telling a Better Story: Finding Quality in the Agile User Story[presentation]
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When delivering agile software development projects and conducting quality assurance and testing assessments, it often seems that “solving the testing problem” doesn’t solve “the quality problem.” The testing problem is much broader than just code quality, testing tools, automation...

Stephan Marceau
STARCANADA How AI Is Transforming Software Testing[presentation]
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning concepts are rapidly being integrated into IT systems. Companies like Apple, Tesla, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have started investing more in AI to solve different technological problems in the areas of health care, autonomous cars...

Raj Subramanian
STARCANADA Everything I Know about Automation I Learned from Saturday Morning Cartoons[presentation]
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Do you remember sitting in front of the television as a kid, enjoying your favorite Saturday morning cartoons? Chris Loder shows you how the lessons we learned from those cartoons apply to our everyday work in test automation. Wait until you hear what we’ve learned from the likes of Scooby...

Chris Loder
STARCANADA The Test Expert's Role in DevOps[presentation]
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DevOps is a culture shift that emphasizes collaboration between software developers and other IT professionals while automating software delivery and infrastructure changes. It aims to establish an environment where building, testing, and releasing software can happen more rapidly...

Mike Sowers
STARCANADA A Tester’s Role in Requirements Exploration[presentation]
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Having a shared understanding of desired and undesired behaviors for each new product feature is key to delivering value to the business frequently and predictably. However, many teams lack this understanding even as they start coding. As testers, we can explore feature specifications early..

Janet Gregory
STARCANADA What’s Our Job When the Machines Do Testing?[presentation]
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After its highly hyped introduction decades ago and followed by a long, quiet “winter,” artificial intelligence (AI) has slowly crept back into our consciousness. While our Siri and Alexa assistants entertain us, machine learning (ML) has brought new conveniences into our lives...

Geoff Meyer
STARCANADA 7 Sure-fire Ways to Ruin Your Test Automation[presentation]
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Test automation projects fail, but why? Could you stop it from happening? In this tongue-in-cheek talk, Seretta Gamba will share seven proven methods to disrupt or utterly ruin a test automation project, including letting a lone champion keep important knowledge to themselves, ignoring good..

Seretta Gamba
STARWEST 2018 AI for Testing Tomorrow (Panel: Part II)[presentation]
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What does AI mean for the future of testing? What aspects of testing will the machines replace? What things will AI soon be better than humans at and what things will humans always do better than AI?

Tariq King
STARWEST 2018 AI for Testing Today (Panel: Part I)[presentation]
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How can we apply AI to the testing problems of today? What works and what doesn't work? Are there any critical lessons that have been learned?

Tariq King
Mike Faulise Giving Control Back to Software Developers: An Interview with Mike Faulise[interview]
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In this interview, Michael Faulise, the founder and managing partner at tap|QA, explains how the move toward DevOps and away from release management is giving control back to developers, then details why major companies often need partners to leverage CI, CD, and other modern techniques.

Jennifer Bonine
STARWEST 2018 Evolution—Not Revolution: Transforming Your Testing[presentation]
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You may have heard the saying “The only constant on any project is change.” Yet the prospect of change is rarely welcomed—either personally or professionally.

Julie Gardiner
STARWEST 2018 The Art of Software Investigation[presentation]
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Although processes and tools play an important role in software testing, the most important testing tool is the mind. Like scientists, testers search for new knowledge and share discoveries—hopefully for the betterment of people’s lives.

Ben Simo
STARWEST 2018 Building a Skilled Testing Practice In an Innovative Digital Agency[presentation]
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Everybody wants to have their projects tested so that they can deliver top-notch products to their clients.

Nimesh Patel
STARWEST 2018 Being More Agile Without Doing Agile [presentation]
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The most common requests Dawn Haynes gets as a consultant these days is to help testers transition to an agile development process, or to help testers be more effective in “agile-ish” environments.

Dawn Haynes

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