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Track Talk: The Hidden Costs of BDD Tools

The allure of using Cucumber or other “Given/When/Then” code wrappers for DOM to Database Testing seems greater than ever. Unfortunately, there is a narrow path to being more successful with these tools than without them, and it is very rarely taken. What teams usually end up with is something that provides only some of the […]

Workshop: Holistic Performance Testing – Change, Chaos, Conformity & Conflict

Performance Engineering has become increasingly complex and critical to the success and user adoption of web applications, especially with evolving technologies and the demand to be at Internet scale. Not all performance testing strategies are implemented alike to fulfill the needs of the business. As performance test engineers, we are often tasked with challenges not […]

Track Talk: Attention Contention

There is a lot of planning that goes into testing, from understanding the application requirements and user stories, to strategizing a test approach, test environments setup, test data setup, test automation, release support, etc. A lot of details, moving parts, integrations and dependencies to track. Despite our preparation, there are controlled and uncontrolled factors that […]

Track Talk: Who is in the Driver’s Seat of Your Career?

Are you looking to make a move in your career? Have you been wondering whether you’re being compensated fairly for your skill set, tenure with your company or compared to others in similar industries? Join Melissa as she walks through innovative ways to put yourself back in the driver’s seat of your career. Talk Takeaways: […]

Track Talk: BDD + Gherking – BDD = Happiness

Organizational impacts from DSL (Domain Specific Language) test automation. What if I told you that technology could make your life better, and make you happier. During this talk, I’ll share experiences across different companies of different sizes across various industries. Go over the effects of introducing Gherkin based testing (not BDD), what changed, and what […]

Track Talk: The Automation Firehose – Be Strategic and Tactical

The widespread adoption of test automation has led to numerous challenges that range from development lifecycle integration to simple scripting strategy. Just because a scenario CAN be automated does not mean it SHOULD be automated. Teams that adopt automation often rush to automate everything they can — the automation firehose. For those scenarios that should […]

Workshop: Accessibility Testing by Design

It’s often said that accessibility is solved at the design stage. In many organizations there is little to no communication between designers and testers, roles key to a successful implementation of accessibility. This lack of interactions is a missed opportunity for valuable collaboration that can ease struggles and help improve testing. This workshop focuses on […]