STARWEST 2021 Tutorial: Docker 101

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Docker 101


Docker is the most popular containerized solution being used in the software industry for development. Test automation is no exception to this. Like any other test automation tool, implementation and testing can get complicated, tricky, and unmaintainable if all you understand is the “Record and Playback” features of Docker or think it is the same as using a virtual machine. Do you want to better test Docker-based applications and use Docker for your automation needs? Then join Aprajita Mathur to understand fundamental concepts of Dockers like images, containers, volumes, most used Docker commands, and basic Docker communications. During this hands-on tutorial, you will learn how to apply these key concepts by building a simple Docker application. Aprajita will also share the best practices and gotcha’s of Docker-land that she has learned over the course of using this technology for her own development and test automation needs, so that you may ask the right questions to development teams and build your automation tools more robustly.

Guardant Health

Aprajita Mathur is a mom, inventor, mentor and international speaker with an engineering background in Bioinformatics. She has more than 15+ years of software testing experience. She has worked on a wide range of products like instrument software, LIMS, integrated solutions and data analysis pipelines which are used in the fields of agriculture , transplant genomics, forensics and oncology. Currently she leads the Bioinformatics Software Test team at Guardant Health, which is a leading precision oncology company dedicated to helping conquer cancer through their proprietary blood tests, vast data sets, and advanced analytics. She also leads the chapter for “Women Who Test” in the bay area and hopes to grow this community. In her spare time, she loves to catch up on sleep and write new songs for her son.