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: Building Trust and Breaking Barriers (with LEGO!)

LEGO(R) sets are fun to build, but who has ever attempted to build a set without looking at the instructions? In this workshop, attendees will form teams and attempt to build a LEGO(R) set without instructions. Through a series of iterative exercises that provide more product details, the teams will attempt to build & test […]

Workshop: Automated Visual Testing

Functional test automation is a wonderful way to frequently and expeditiously execute regression testing. However, the test scripts that we write are limited to the few assertions we’ve considered. Many times, these assertions only cover the tip of the iceberg and account for a small fraction of what a human being would have subconsciously verified. […]

Workshop: Introduction to Performance in 2021

Performance testing and engineering practices have been continuously evolving and changing; including who, when and how we mitigate performance risks and optimize the scalability of systems. Eventually every tester will find themselves challenged to conduct experiments, lead a performance testing project or even operate a performance practice. And the most effective performance professionals must know […]

Workshop: Leading the Next Generation of Software Testing

It has been said “Everything rises and falls on leadership”. The world has experienced many changes over the last few decades, and organizations must respond to this constant change at much greater speed than ever before. Many companies are eliminating the role of the test manager in agile teams and creating flat organizations which combine […]

Session: The Forensics of Testing

Through the years, we have witnessed an amazing evolution in crime tv shows. Originally, these shows would give details of crimes similar to a news report. Crime shows today will set the tone early. They give hints of the storyline to the viewer. They open with video clips of their discussions with victims and key […]

Session: Now You’re Cooking with Observability

Cooking is a perfect example of terrible observability. How do you know if the food your cooking is “done” or heated to the proper temperature? How do you know if something has gone wrong during the cooking process? What approaches and solutions do chefs employ to manage this acute lack of internal measurements and testing […]

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: […]