TEST AUTOMATION SUMMIT | BOSTON – September 6, 2024

SPEAKERS

SUMIT PAL – Independent Consultant

AI-BASED TESTING AND VERIFICATION

This session will discuss automation, test data management, test scripting, exploratory testing enhanced testing with the Large Language Model (LLM)

  • Identify opportunities to improve test quality with AI
  • Construct test automation with AI tools
  • Ideas during exploratory testing using AI tools
  • Leverage AI tools to aid the design process of new features
  • Improve testability with AI tools
  • Maximize output with prompt engineering

KRYSTYNA SYLYVONCHYK – Test Automation Consultant, Prephouse

HOW APPIUM 8 CHANGED THE GAME FOR MOBILE AUTOMATED TESTING

Since Appium upgraded from version 7 to version 8, there are many possibilities became unlocked for automated testing of mobile apps. Now Appium supports even native mobile pages with a WebElement component.

DMYTRO SYLYVONCHYK – Test Automation Architect, Eversource

AGILE AUTOMATED TESTING OF INTERACTIVE VOICE RESPONSE SYSTEMS

Voice recognition and phone call simulation is one of the topics many deem impossible to automate, but with modern technologies tasks like this are now easy to automate.

SRIVIDHYA CHANDRASEKARAN – Senior Product Manager, Spotify

EMPOWERING SOFTWARE EXCELLENCE: ENHANCING COMPONENT QUALITY THROUGH INTERNAL DEVELOPER PORTALS

By the IEEE Standard Appendix of Software Engineering terminology quality is evaluated as, “The degree to which a system, component, or process meets specified requirements”.An individual software component is a software package, a web service, a web resource, or a module that encapsulates a set of related functions or data. Ownership of individual components is considered to be easier than running bulky tests to ensure the quality of a monolithic application before a release. Micro-services test automation has become popular because they offer a way to structure an application as a set of small services that can be developed, deployed, and managed independently. Each service is self-contained and has a specific responsibility. These services communicate with each other using well-defined APIs. This approach can help you build and deploy applications quickly and respond to changes in customer requirements.

However, this is easier said than done and lets face it, our working memory is limited. Researchers have found that learning a structure with many interaction components is more complex than learning a system with fewer interaction elements and requires more cognitive capacity to process . CLT, De Jong (De Jong, 2010) states that ‘cognitive load theory asserts that learning is hampered when working memory capacity is exceeded in a learning task’.

In the realm of software development, an elevation in cognitive load is directly linked to a decline in developer experience. Ever-increasing tools and technology choices in the last few years and changes in working practices such as DevOps have increased the cognitive load on software developers and SDETs. The question to be answered is ‘how can we improve an individual developers experience and improve software quality at the same time?’ This talk attempts to answer this question by focusing on ways organizations can use Internal developer portals to improve developer experience and accelerate product innovation.

DARSHAN DAVE – Founder, Principal, Reify Strategies

ARE YOU READY? THE AI REVOLUTION DEMANDS A TESTING RENAISSANCE: EMBRACE THE POWER OR FACE EXTINCTION

The testing landscape is undergoing a seismic shift. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer a distant future fantasy; it’s here, reshaping how we write tests, identify defects, and ensure software quality. But are you ready?

The AI revolution demands we shed our old skins and emerge as Supercharged Testers, wielding the power of AI alongside our critical thinking and human expertise.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • Key Seismic Shifts AI is bringing to testing, from intelligent test generation to automated defect analysis.
  • Are You Robot Food? The essential skills that will differentiate future-proof testers from those left behind.
  • From Automaton to Strategist: How to leverage AI to augment your thinking, not replace it.
  • Beyond Automation: Unveiling the exciting new frontiers where human-AI collaboration unlocks true testing potential.
  • Your Personalized Transformation Plan: Practical steps to upskill, adapt, and thrive in the AI-driven testing era.

This is not just about surviving the AI wave; it’s about riding it to the top. The future is unwritten, but the choice is yours: evolve or become obsolete. Are you ready?

Paul Grossman

PAUL GROSSMAN – Support Engineer, testRigor

REVOLUTIONIZING TEST AUTOMATION: HARNESSING GENERATIVE AI TO EMPOWER PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND ACCELERATE THE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LIFE CYCLE

In this session, you’ll learn how to save 95% of your time on test automation by leveraging Generative AI breakthroughs and moving 90%-100% of the work to the product management organization. We’ll cover how to improve SDLC to allow you to move up to 30% faster with up to 90% fewer bugs in production, and how Generative AI can be helpful to eliminate 98% of the effort on maintaining end-to-end tests. This will be followed up by a live demo of the Generative-AI features of testRigor.