Conferenсe Sessions

Opening Keynote: Taking Testing into Court

Let us take a different look at software testing process - imagine it like a court case. The goal of this trial is to determine if the presented software is guilty of poor quality. Who will be the prosecutor? Who will defend it? Who will pass the judgement? Can one person play more than one role?

 

In my presentation, I would like to share my experience in the field with some lessons coming out from the comparison between the court trial and...

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Closing Keynote: Testing Like A Kid

From 1952 to 1970, Art Linkletter was the host of a TV show called “House Party”. In this TV show, he had a segment called “Kids Say the Darndest Things”. He would ask children simple questions, after which he would receive astounding responses. The humorous and surprising responses clearly showed that children many times see things differently than adults. As adults, we have grown up with assumptions, understandings, and we often confine ourselves to a pre-defined belief in how the...

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Session: Cucumber 3.0 and Beyond

Cucumber is a tool that supports Behavior Driven Development (BDD), a software development practice that promotes collaboration. Cucumber will execute specifications written in plain language and generate reports to reveal the behavior of software against expectations. In Fall 2017, the Cucumber core team formally released...

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Session: Security Testing Automation: I Like to Push the Red Button

Security is becoming more and more important as the time passes by. Incidents causing millions in losses are all over the internet every single day. However, the market is pushing the development to be faster and faster and shorting the delivery times. Continuous delivery environments require a response from security testing to align with the time to...

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Session: Enabling Reliable Testing through Test Data Management

Test Data Management (TDM) is an emerging and specialized discipline within a QA organization that focuses on identifying, provisioning and maintaining test data in different environments. This provides an end-to-end solution to streamline and manage test data. A well implemented TDM strategy can rapidly reduce inefficiencies, help extract greater value from expensive data and...

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Session: Team of Testers - What could Possibly Go Wrong?

Two years ago I joined the team consisted of 9 testers & 1 business analyst. Our goal was to test one piece of software. In my mind I saw our brilliant minds exchanging thoughts, ideas, trying new approaches and testing in the speed of light. Oh, how wrong I was… Hear the story of my earlier testing project. Join me on a retrospective journey to the time we realized we will not be able to...

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Session: Quality is a Team Sport

This presentation will focus on why introducing quality early in the development process is valuable for project teams. Concepts such as quality coaching, test ownership, benefits of manual and exploratory testing, and test automation pitfalls will be discussed. I will also explore why the whole team is responsible for quality rather than viewing quality as a "gatekeeper" role. Additionally why...

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Session: Smart Contract: QA Role for Decentralized Platform

This presentation has been developed to meet the growing need for blockchain-focused QA Engineers. Everyone is talking about blockchain technology, especially in relation to smart contracts. Blockchain-related jobs are the second-fastest growing in today’s labor market; there are now 14 job openings for...

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Session: Microsoft Edge Test Automation: Painful Like Internet Explorer, but Not in the Same Way

Internet Explorer is widely considered to be the most difficult & temperamental browser to automate in the web automation space. The numerous built-in challenges has made controlling the browser difficult compared to the other popular web options. The release of Microsoft Edge with Windows 10 meant Internet Explorer would slowly decline in usage, but the new browser...

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Session: Motivation for Apple Pie + Tea

If you are not at the place where you dreamed to be and your manager/TL has stopped admiring and recognizing your skills; then you need a boost. A boost to change the whole picture.

Are you facing hard times while upgrading from Manual testing to Automation? Want to be an expert and pursue your career as a leader, but things are...

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Session: Well, THAT’s Random – Automated Fuzzy Browser Clicking

Roughly speaking, ‘fuzzing’ is testing without an oracle, i.e. testing without knowing what a specific outcome should be. When fuzzing, we don’t necessarily know what should happen but we have a good idea of some things that shouldn’t happen, such as 404 errors and server or application crashes. We generally apply fuzzing to produce these kinds of errors when we’re testing text boxes, but why should text boxes have all...

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Session: Go With Go(Lang)

Many different programming languages recently popped up on the software industry scene. Some of them will live long prosperous life, some will be gone in couple years. GoLang is young free open source language created at Google in 2009. It is used by many big and small companies and fits automation needs almost...

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Session: IoT Testing: How to Overcome 5 Big Challenges

Gartner says that more than 6.4 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices were in use in 2016, and that number will grow to more than 20 billion by 2026. Testing these devices—which range from refrigerators that automatically place orders to the supermarket, to self-driving cars—will be one of the biggest challenges to face device manufacturers and integrators in...

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Session: Mobile Application Testing Workshop

According to various data analytics, nearly 1 in 4 people abandon mobile apps after only one use. Therefore, it’s very important to have a great user experience in mobile apps for its sustainability in this competitive market. Testing applications on mobile devices has its own set of challenges with the constantly changing operating systems, platforms and...

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Session: Effective Gherkin: Quality Requirements for the Enterprise

Developing software is a costly endeavor. Mistakes are often compounded by miscommunication. Developers and Testers make mistakes because they misunderstand the business requirements. Business analysts make mistakes because they misunderstand the stakeholders. Defects from miscommunication will often go undetected until the software has been implemented, which leads to expensive and...

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Session: Become a Better Android Apps Tester

The Android operating system has surpassed Windows to become the most popular operating system for internet usage in the world. With over 3.5 million apps in the Google Play Store chances are you have tested or will test Android native apps in your career. This two part talk will provide you with a deeper understanding of Android applications and leave you with test cases and tools that will improve your...

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Session: Cynefin in Action – Sensemaking Experiences in Testing and Automation

Cynefin is a sensemaking framework and a protreptic practice. Even in its simplest form it helps me empower testers and developers so that they can act together when solving complex problems in testing and automation. I learnt Cynefin in 2017 and since then I have used it extensively with the teams I’m leading and helping solve testing and automation problems. I’ve observed noteworthy...

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Panel Discussion: Future-Ready Testing

We invited experts and thought leaders in our community to discuss the challenges and opportunities of Testing of Tomorrow. Some of us are already tapping into the testing of emergent technologies. Some of us are catching up. We will review our professional community readiness, our understanding of risks and tasks, and...

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Session: Engineer in Test: What is Missing and How to Find It

Quantity or Quality – this is a common dilemma we all face when buying groceries, going to the restaurant, or shopping online. Unsurprisingly, when it comes to testing software, the same question of quality over quantity comes up.“How many tests?”, “How well to write them?”, “How much testing expertise do you need?” - all these questions aimed towards the same dilemma of...

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Session: Lean Practices for High Velocity Teams

Learn latest Lean and Agile methods and practices to help your teams dramatically improve their value delivery and quality, both in the short term, and longer term.

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Session: The Full-Stack Tester: An Interpretation

You may have heard of the term full-stack developer but have you come across the term full-stack tester?As a tester, in an organization that provides software as a service, you probably find yourself testing your product features solely via desktop, web or mobile clients. In a lot of circumstances, this is a sound approach but could your team benefit from you being able to test the underlying systems that serve the data to your...

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Session: Test Automation Using STF (Smartphone Test Farm)

In this session, you will learn how to use a Smartphone Test Farm (STF) to run python automated scripts. The STF is a open source tool that we can use to build a real device (Android) test farm.  Then, we can test smartphones through a web application from the browser remotely. STF can be set in our local host and accessed from any computer, so...

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Session: Comprehensive Continuous Performance Testing for Enhanced Customer Experience

Customer experience is about knowing the customer so detail that organizations can deliver the personalized experiences with increased features and improved performance. To ensure enhanced customer experience, Organizations are much concerned about the time-to-market pressures. Performance parameters like speed, scalability, stability, availability are...

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Session: Develop Yourself and Uplift Others

In the constant flux of software development, everyone involved in creating new technologies and features must adapt to changes or be left behind. One obstacle facing professional development is lack of support and/or guidance from management. According to a recent survey by Robert Half Finance & Accounting, only 26% of employers allow their employees to attend continuing professional...

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Session: Not Your Parents’ Automation - Practical Application of Non-Traditional Automation

Most software companies have an automation initiative; some are just starting and some are humming right along. Typically, these initiatives focus on “traditional automation,” using a software package to automate existing test cases or user stories. Not that, there’s anything wrong with that; often, there is value in that method. If, however, we use only the traditional approach to automation, we miss opportunities to exploit the power of...

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Technical Lab Trials of New Technologies

Technical Lab Trials of New Technologies is a hands-on workshop where the participants explore and experiment with the new and emergent technologies, such as VRs, drones, smart home tech, augmented reality and AI gadgets -- in super fun environment. In the true nature of “CONTEST” spirit, the participants are tasked with strategic challenges. Later on teams present their creative, innovative and fun solutions in...

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Session: Domain Driven Testing: Know What You Doing

“I tested it how you told me to”, “Acceptance Criteria said this is expected”, “I assumed it is fine” – these are frequent thoughts of teams which more likely to end up with customer cases in Production. Having an opinion about the product and ability to put themselves in its customers’ shoes is what makes a good tester, great. These great testers become the last line of defense before releasing functional but unusable...

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