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STARCANADA Testing Scale Your QA & Test: Testing with Multiple Teams in Large Agile Organizations[presentation]
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Agile practices are maturing, and more agile teams are making development and testing work in an effective way thanks to TDD, BDD, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment. However, there are many challenges still to conquer in agile practices, such as the lack of accountability for...

Pablo Garcia Munos
STARCANADA Testing Machine Learning: Will It Take Over Testing[presentation]
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Machine learning (ML), a branch of artificial intelligence, is gaining widespread adoption and interest on software development projects. Paul Merrill says that ML isn't typical programming. Algorithms can be changed and checked for accuracy at runtime to “learn” from data.

Paul Merrill
STARCANADA Testing Testing RESTful Web Services[presentation]
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A lot of folks doing testing (QAs, BAs, and Devs alike) are experienced with testing applications through the front end—a graphical user interface or a mobile app. However, Hilary Weaver-Robb says that with this type of testing we often miss the internal web services and APIs that power...

Hilary Weaver-Robb
STARCANADA Testing Architecting an Agile Test Transformation Program[presentation]
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Transitioning test automation efforts from traditional to agile approaches is challenging because it requires cultural, process, technology, and people changes to create a sustained mindset shift and drive desired outcomes. Join Klaudia Breslavets to learn how a complex organization scaled...

Klaudia Breslavets
STARCANADA Testing Automating Performance Testing at Every Step[presentation]
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A major insurance company is building its next-generation claims system and has fifty new APIs to test in twelve months. The entire effort is launched as a first-time agile project with continuous integration. Will the load test, which worked so well with waterfall, serve us when we build...

Obbie Pet
STARCANADA Testing Leverage Big Data and Analytics for Testing[presentation]
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Sabermetrics turned the baseball world upside down by challenging decades-old measures of individual performance and their perceived linkage to team success. After cementing their legacy as the Lovable Losers for 108 years, the Chicago Cubs were able to leverage a data-driven approach...

Geoff Meyer
STARCANADA Testing Blunders in Test Automation[presentation]
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In chess, the word blunder means a very bad move by someone who should know better. Even though functional test automation has been around for a long time, people still make some very bad moves and serious blunders. The most common misconception in automation is thinking that manual...

Dorothy Graham
STARCANADA Testing Amp Up Your Testing by Harnessing Test Data[presentation]
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The data tsunami is coming—or maybe it’s already here. Data science, big data, and machine learning are the buzzwords of the day. Data is changing our products and the way we build them, so we should also change the way we verify our products. In a world of increasing connectivity and...

Steve Rowe
STARCANADA Testing Transforming Your QA and Test Team[presentation]
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QA and test departments often are composed of employees with business backgrounds who have little training when it comes to software testing. Though they are engaged, these team members can get overwhelmed by the thousands of test cases they have to execute over and over...

Sophie Benjamin
STARCANADA Testing Accessibility Standards and Testing Techniques: Be Inclusive or Be Left Behind[presentation]
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While Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessibility for a wider spectrum of users—including the blind—and their interfaces is being required by law across more jurisdictions, testing for it remains limited, naïve, and too late. The consequences of staying ignorant include...

David Best
STARCANADA Testing Leading, Following, or Managing? You Can Help Your Group Thrive[presentation]
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As testers or test managers, being effective mentors, coaches, and leaders is critical to our team’s success. Quite often we also play important roles in driving change, influencing others, and helping individuals, teams, and the business move from where they are to a higher level of...

Isabel Evans
STARCANADA Testing A Journey from DevOps to DevTestOps: Infusing Continuous Quality[presentation]
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As companies realize the need for rapid application development, they are embracing DevOps methodologies. But implementing DevOps practices without establishing a culture of quality often results in lower quality software or a poor customer experience, which impacts the business bottom line.

Gajan Pathmanathan
Bridging the Bimodal Divide between Waterfall and Agile[magazine]

Most software developers are in either the agile or the waterfall camp. Agile is required to be competitive, but many enterprise processes still rely on waterfall practices for stability. They can coexist.

Steve Elliott
Metrics dashboard on a tablet For Great Performance, Rethink Your Load Testing[article]

The word concurrency is often used to define workload for load testing, as in concurrent users. Too often, it's the only input defined. In reality, there are a number of factors that contribute to workload and affect concurrency, and they all contribute to your load testing abilities—and, ultimately, the performance of your product.

Tim Koopmans
The Secrets of High- Performance Software Teams The Secrets of High-Performance Software Teams[magazine]

Of all issues that impact getting quality products out on time, the team should never focus on simply managing costs. To minimize the risk of perpetual product delivery delays, define what “done” really means.

Steve Mezak

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