SCOTT KOVACEVICH - Director, Technology QA, VMLY&R
BEYOND QA AUTOMATION
QA automation needs to expand its reach in such a fast-paced world, not all things can be fixed in the sprint or cycle that they are found in. To accomplish this, most people talk about some common buzz words such as “Shift Left” or "test early and often". Which just means test sooner. Other people talk about CI/CD which should always be implemented where possible. But there is more you can do, especially if you work with a lot of data coming from different sources or content. We need to automate the entry of data and validate the content even before it gets into the system.
JEET SHAH - Senior Software Quality Engineer, Ithaka
FULLSTACK PERFORMANCE TESTING USING OPEN-SOURCE TOOLS
In this talk, Jeet will discuss how he researched and introduced open-source (free) tools like Gatling and Google Lighthouse to his QA tool set and then discuss how he implemented them to not only monitor but even improve the application’s performance over time based on the feedback. He will also discuss the top dos and don’ts to remember while implementing.
DON JACKSON - Chief Technologist, OpenText
THE END OF LOCATORS - AI-BASED UI TESTING
Join this session to hear about how you can leverage market-leading computer vision and optical character recognition capabilities to eliminate the need for managing locators in your UI Test Automation. Imagine not caring if the application's development framework changed.
PRIYA ZAVERI - Associate Director, Guidehouse
AUTOMATION AS A TOOL FOR TRANSFORMATION
Automation was long considered one of the enablers for any organization. But today, it is at the core of any digital transformation.
Recently, organizations have been challenged with improving operational efficiency, employee engagement, increasing productivity, and creating an overall better business experience.
THOMAS HAVER - Test Automation Architect, Red Green Refactor
THE STRATEGY AND TACTICS OF TEST AUTOMATION
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 we should automate, every team must adopt an implementation plan to ensure value is derived from reliable automated test execution. In this session, the audience will learn how to automate both strategically and tactically to maximize the benefits of automation. Entry criteria will be demonstrated for automation in the development lifecycle along with a set of checks to determine automation feasibility & ROI.
LESLIE BROOKS - Consultant,The BDD Coach, Turntide Technologies
IN-SPRINT TEST AUTOMATION - DELIVER EARLY FOR MAXIMUM VALUE
Delivering test automation in-sprint - before the developers finish writing the code - delivers far more value than test automation delivered later. Delivering in-sprint lets the developers run all of the tests before they open a pull request, so they find and fix the bugs before QA ever gets the code. This is a win-win-win - it significantly improves developer and QA efficiency and delivers new features faster with fewer bugs, making the product owner and the customers happier too!
PAUL GROSSMAN - Lead Software Test Engineer, Mortgage Company
LESSONS LEARNED FROM 20 YEARS OF TEST AUTOMATION
Good Habits every SDET should follow to reduce maintenance.
Writing Robust Locators.
How to make Self-Healing Locators.