Agile + DevOps East 2019 Concurrent Session : Selenium Tests at the Speed of Headless

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Selenium Tests at the Speed of Headless

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Testing is shifting left. Developers want instant feedback on the quality of their code, and testers want to incorporate tests earlier in the pipeline without slowing down development efforts. Testing in full browsers is great when you’re near the end of the pipeline and need to confirm cross-browser compatibility, but for the scale and speed required for these early pipeline tests, there is a need for a more effective solution. Enter headless browsers, an emerging trend that allows you to run your early pipeline tests at scale. Headless offers a lightweight option that gives developers faster feedback on the quality of code, all while decreasing the cost of maintaining testing infrastructure. Join Alissa Lydon as she discusses why headless testing has emerged as an efficient and cost-effective solution and how to integrate headless testing into your larger QA strategy. Hear real stories of teams that are experiencing upward of 50 percent release velocity while using headless browsers. Combined with a larger cross-browser testing strategy, headless brings you one step closer to a true continuous testing solution that allows you to deliver better quality software, faster.

Alissa Lydon
Sauce Labs

Alissa Lydon is a product marketing manager at Sauce Labs. During her four years at Sauce, she has worked with companies of all sizes in their journey to automation and continuous testing. From educating potential customers about the benefits of test automation to organizing educational events for QA and development teams about industry best practices, her goal is to leverage her experiences with Sauce Labs’ customers to spread the word about how others can succeed with testing. Outside of work, you can find her cuddling with her dog, traveling to faraway lands with her family, or catching a baseball game (Go A’s!).