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RAGAVAN AMBIGHANANTHAN - Principal Software Engineer in Test, Expedia Group

TO SCALE DESKTOP/MOBILE WEB/APP TEST AUTOMATION IN A COST-EFFECTIVE WAY THAT WOULD MEET THE DEMANDS OF GOOD SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT DESIGN PATTERNS LIKE SHIFT LEFT, AT THE SAME TIME, BE COST-EFFECTIVE.

Problem with current approach followed by these platforms is that it is not aligned to software development best practices like Shift Left. With Shift Left, automation suite would run for every commit in a branch of a project, the number of tests running at any point in time is significantly high. Again with this being repeated by many teams, within their own CICD pipeline, across an organization,, the demand for parallel connections increases exponentially. The cost to support this using current cross browser and cross device approach is astronomical.

CRAIG RISI - QA Architect, REPL

DON’T BELIEVE THE LIES. FULL STACK IN-SPRINT AUTOMATION IN A PIPELINE IS POSSIBLE

In this presentation I will showcase ideas and a proven framework on how you can take any team or product and work to achieving a testing framework and approach that allows for automation across every required frontend and backend layer, unit and end-to-end test in a way that can be completed within a sprint with as minimal tech debt and left backlog as possible. Often teams focus too much on different tools and automation frameworks to help them achieve this rather than looking holistically at “how” they are building their software and whether it is appropriately testable, addressing a team culture that enables quality ownership throughout and empowering your testers to operate at all levels across the stack so that they can test earlier and more effectively.

JADE HANCOX - Software Quality Engineer, Toptal

MAKE AUTOMATION VALUABLE

Automation is everywhere. We can build tests for nearly any scenario we want but are the tests you are writing really adding value?

Do they catch bugs at all?

How do you showcase the value of the automation you are responsible for?

This is all possible and I would love to share some of the tricks I picked up along the way in my career in the hopes others can reveal the value in their own automation

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