Sessions A1 – B1 – C1 – E1 – Workshop D1 Make your choice
A1: Mob Testing for Better Test Automation
Penn Room 2
Three years ago I started a journey of facing of of my personal demons: I did not like programming yet volunteered to sit with my team and together in a group using only one computer, taking turns on the keyboard. The transformative experience made me a programmer (and my programmers better testers), but also changed the ways my teams do test automation learning from each other through osmosis in a mindshare working on the shared task.
This talk introduces the mechanism of mob testing, and what we got out of it so far in two different organizations: transformed mindsets, improved skills, shared knowledge and better test automation on unit, integration and system levels treating tests as code we care about
Maaret Pyhäjärvi, Lead Quality Engineer, F-Secure Corporation
B1: Testing Robots bring(s) new value!
Leeuwen Room 2
Will you use a robot in 10 years from now? Yes! What are the risks and possibilities?
On the topic of Robotics, two angles are of interest:
How to test a Robot? Less functional testing, more non-functional testing.
How to use a Robot? Machine intelligence will assist (and partly replace) the tester.
Rik will bring his own Robot R0B3 to support his presentation.s.
Rik Marselis, Management Consultant Quality & Testing, Sogeti
C1: Testing in Production – dangerous, scary or better?
Penn Room 1
We run tests on safe, separate test environments, but what about testing in production? Is it worth the risk? I’ll discuss some of the downsides to testing in isolated environments, before talking about my experiences testing in production; how we can turn automated tests into monitoring systems in production, and how we ensure our production tests don’t affect our users
Jonathan Hare-Winton, Senior QA Automation Engineer, Guardian
Workshop D1: Hero’s journey to perfect system tests – Eight assessment criteria for test’s architecture design FULLY BOOKED Goudriaan Room 2
This workshops takes place from 11.15 – 12.45 (duration 1,5 hour).
Registration required (max. 30 participants)
What is the quest of every QA Hero? It is to find the golden recipe for the perfect system tests’ design- describing how to achieve fast, reliable, easy to understand and maintain tests. Anton Angelov is going to tell you his story of how he managed to complete this quest. The journey is going to introduce common problems and mistakes to you in the process of designing test automation frameworks, such as not following single responsibility principle, not enough code reuse, and bad object-oriented programming (OOP) design. The author is going to share with you how he and his teammates managed to solve these issues through the application of eight assessment criteria. Usually, people want to improve their tests but do not have quality metrics to determine which version of their improvements is most beneficial to their projects. The presented assessment framework can help you to figure out which is the best possible enhancement that you need to introduce into your system tests and so make them more stable, reliable and maintainable.
Anton Angelov, Quality Assurance Architect, Progress
E1: The Future is Now: Test Automation on Real End-User Devices
Leeuwen Room 1
Learn how to leverage smart devices in a crowd (of 200,000 testers in 193 countries) to create manual and automated testing possibilities. The Global Real Device Network facilitates access to these distributed smartphones and tablets, allowing QA-teams to test mobile software automated – while considering geo-dependent factors such as mobile operability.
Georg Hansbauer, Managing Director and co-founder, Testbirds