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STARWEST 2018 Testing In The Dark[presentation]
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Isn’t it amazing? Stakeholders drop software on our desks and expect us to test it—without any requirements, design, or product knowledge whatsoever. About the only clear thing is the absurd and unrealistic deadline.

Rob Sabourin
STARWEST 2018 The Logic of Verification[presentation]
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Software testing is sometimes described as “verification and validation”—or, according to Wikipedia, “the process of checking that a software system meets specifications and that it fulfills its intended purpose.” Yet, renowned tester and

Michael Bolton
STARWEST 2018 Building a Modern DevOps Enterprise Testing Organization[presentation]
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The DevOps movement is front and center across enterprises. Companies with mature systems are breaking down siloed IT departments and federating them into product development teams and departments.

Adam Auerbach
STARWEST 2018 Help! I am Drowning In 2 Week Sprints....Please Tell Me What NOT to Test![presentation]
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Sometimes we allow ourselves to drown in work… Mary Thorn hears it all the time: testers complaining at retrospectives to their teams that they do not have enough time to test everything.

Mary Thorn
STARWEST 2018 Use Soap Opera Testing to Twist Real-Life Stories into Test Ideas[presentation]
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Reality is a great source of inspiration. Real-life situations can present complexities that are not always anticipated—and, as a consequence, not always handled well.

Hans Buwalda
STARWEST 2018 What's an API and How Do I Test It?[presentation]
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API-based applications have become ubiquitous in the past few years. Yet many of us still really don't know what an API is from the inside out. Moreover, many of us don't know much about how to comprehensively test them!

Paul Merrill
STARWEST 2018 Rediscover Exploratory Testing[presentation]
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The testing community is caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to exploratory testing. Although exploratory testing has been around for ages, it often leads to more confusion than clarity.

Ingo Philipp
STARWEST 2018 Troubleshooting and Understanding Modern Systems: Tools Testers Need[presentation]
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Successful agile testers collaborate with programmers as code is written, isolating problems, troubleshooting defects, and debugging code all along the way to getting the product to done.

Chris Blain
STARWEST 2018 7 Proven Ways to Ruin Your Test Automation[presentation]
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Test automation projects fail, but why? Could you stop it from happening?

Seretta Gamba
STARWEST 2018 7 Fundamentals of a Successful Testing Team[presentation]
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You want to build an effective testing team, but you’re asking yourself, “Where do I begin?” Greg Paskal, a quality assurance engineer with over thirty years of testing experience, shares seven keys to building a successful testing team.

Greg Paskal
STARWEST 2018 An Innovative Test Automation Approach without Making Test Cases[presentation]
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Does test automation need traditional test cases? Mehmet Duran says no. Using the open source tool TESTAR, he devised an innovative approach to automated testing.

Mehmet Duran
STARWEST 2018 Risk Based Testing – Are You Talking the Talk, Or Walking the Walk?[presentation]
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Risk-based testing is essential to focus our testing, but it is not always easy to apply to our projects. Risk management tends to focus more on project and process risks (i.e., Will we make the deadline?

Gitte Ottosen
STARWEST 2018 Automation and Test Strategies to Save Our Project from the Brink of Collapse[presentation]
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Teams are sometimes asked to turn a mess of undocumented, poorly structured legacy code into a robust product under impossible deadlines.

Jonathan Solórzano-Hamilton
STARWEST 2018 What You Can't Measure, You Can't Improve: Measurements for a Continuous Delivery Organization[presentation]
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Ashwin Desai has faced the daunting challenge of using measurements and metrics to assess and improve product quality through process change.

Ashwin Desai
STARWEST 2018 Frontend Testing: Stepping in and Collaborating with Developers[presentation]
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Testing is shifting left, moving closer to testing the code itself before the full product is ready for release.

Gil Tayar

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