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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 […]

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: Evolve or Die – What Testers Need to Do to Survive and Thrive

With the advent of new technologies, agile methodologies, innovative tools, and a global workforce, the tester’s role is rapidly changing. Those who can adapt to the changing environment get the best jobs and assignments, and others get left behind. As the discipline of testing evolves, test professionals have to make decisions that will determine their […]

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 […]

Track Talk: Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Companies are pressuring testers to do everything but test. Many won’t even interview you unless you advertise automation skills. The reason why may surprise you: they don’t understand the value of testing — and they won’t until you show them. This session will equip you with specific […]