STARWEST 2017 Industry Presentation : Unblocking Barriers to Test Automation

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Unblocking Barriers to Test Automation

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Learn how an environments-based approach to testing can unlock CI/CD potential.

In the complexity of today’s connected, composite applications, there are more barriers to automating realistic end-to-end testing than ever before. Dependent components are expensive to set up and use, and with today’s diverse environments, connectivity fabric, and IoT-enabled security threats, it can be nearly impossible to set the proper conditions in a test environment to validate your composite apps. Given these challenges, how can you position yourself for success while driving towards automation?

Service virtualization provides organizations with fully-functioning test environments to be spun up as a part of a Test Automation strategy. Join this session to learn how to:

  • Store complex test configurations as a template to deploy in your CI/CD process
  • Simulate realistic, real-world behavior of dependencies stemming from outages, unexpected loads, denial of service attacks, etc.
  • Sandwich applications between predictable tests and consistent environments to maximize control during dynamic execution
Chris Colosimo

Chris Colosimo


Service virtualization and API testing subject matter expert focusing on Continuous testing at speed. Currently the functional test automation product manager with Parasoft, whose primary role is Enterprise Strategy and Process Transformation. Chris is obsessed with SDLC acceleration through automation. Working with architects, developers and testers to discover constraints, evolve process, and facilitate the change management required to adopt agile and DevOps principals to remove barriers and enable velocity.