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MB A Rapid Introduction to Rapid Software Testing
Michael Bolton, DevelopSense
Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:30am

You're under tight time pressure and have barely enough information to proceed with testing. How do you test quickly and inexpensively, yet still produce informative, credible, and accountable results? Rapid Software Testing, adopted by context-driven testers worldwide, offers a field-proven answer to this all-too-common dilemma. In this one-day sampler of the approach, Michael Bolton introduces you to the skills and practice of Rapid Software Testing through stories, discussions, and "minds-on" exercises that simulate important aspects of real testing problems.

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In the past, developers knew every line of code in their applications. They designed it, wrote it, tested it, and controlled it. Today’s applications are far different. Rather than written, they are often assembled―from program language libraries, third-party frameworks, encapsulated web services, and even entire external systems—and glued together with small amounts of code. Before your organization committed to using these external pieces of software, were testers part of the evaluation process? Was the software thoroughly tested before betting your organization’s success on it?

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K2 Balancing the Crusty and Old with the Shiny and New
Bob Galen, Velocity Partners
Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:00am

In his journeys, Bob Galen has discovered that testing takes on many forms. Some organizations have no automated tests and struggle to run massive manual regression tests within very short iterative releases. Other organizations are going “all in”―writing thousands of acceptance tests in Gherkin. The resulting imbalance in their testing approaches undermines an organization’s efficiency, effectiveness, and delivery nimbleness. Bob shares ideas to bring balance to testing. He explores the choices: manual vs. automated testing, designed and scripted test cases vs.

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Concurrent Sessions

W15 End-to-End Test Automation with Open Source Technologies
Ramandeep Singh, QA InfoTech
Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:00pm

As organizations continue to adopt agile methodologies, testers are getting involved earlier in product testing. They need tools that empower them to manage varied test automation needs for web services, web APIs, and web and mobile applications. Open source solutions are available in abundance. However, most of these solutions are independent and not integrated, significantly increasing the tester’s work around test automation development. Ongoing test automation suite evolution and building a robust regression test suite have become cumbersome.

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T2 Release the Monkeys: Testing Using the Netflix Simian Army
Gareth Bowles, Netflix
Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:45am

The cloud is all about redundancy and fault tolerance. Since no single component can guarantee 100 percent uptime, we have to design architectures where individual components can fail without affecting the availability of the entire system. But just designing a fault tolerant architecture is not enough. We have to constantly test our ability to actually survive these “once in a blue moon” failures. And the best way is to test in an environment that matches production as closely as possible or, ideally, actually in production.

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