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Modern Testing – Let’s Focus More on Quality and Less on Testing

Join Joel as he reviews the forces pushing change in the way products are created and delivered, and will introduce the Modern Testing Principles, going over them to understand their challenges and breakthroughs!

The F Word: Giving Great Feedback

This talk will first define feedback, the different types of feedback, the market numbers around feedback, and why feedback is a necessary part of growth. Additionally, there are several studies to draw from that show how important receiving feedback is to people, particularly younger professionals.

How to Start Testing with Python

Andrew Knight shows you how to start testing with Python and targets anyone who wants to dive head-first into learning everything Python.

Implementing BDD: How One Team is Making it Work

Webinar Recorded 09/09/20: This talk will answer why BDD is the right methodology and what does the process look like, in which Christine will share the preparation, major milestones, successes, and failures encountered along the way.

Applying Software Craftsmanship to the Evolving World of Automation

Software Craftsmanship is a practice of continuous development and helping others learn this craft. As the world is evolving towards the era of scripting language, Khyati will be sharing our experience of how we have grown as a team of all QA with programming language background to the niche typescript world contributor.

BDD + Gherking – BDD = Happiness

Bas will explore a model of happiness to show how tools can improve your life and show you what did not work and why, as well as best practices he has learned from the process.

The Hidden Costs of BDD Tools

In this talk, Titus Fortner, Senior Solutions Architect at Sauce Labs, will discuss the various reasons why people choose to use BDD tools, and what the benefits are supposed to be. He will then discuss the reality for many companies before getting into some of the inherent underlying issues with BDD tooling, including why teams so often end up in trouble when using them. Finally, there will be a discussion of alternatives and recommendations for getting the most out of your UI testing.

High Impact Customer Testing in Agile and Continuous Delivery Environments

Today’s complex technology landscape makes it progressively more difficult to deliver products with frictionless experiences that meet the evolving interoperability demands of your customers. Engineering teams are under enormous pressure to discover defects, user experience issues, critical feature gaps, and in-the-wild interoperability problems before releasing a product.

Continuous Secure Testing: Stepping Stones to a New Era of Your Testing Brigade

Security has become a necessity in our day-to-day activities. Are we aware of how we can uncover these vulnerabilities? Do we understand the basic security tests that we run? Can we analyze and understand whether the threat found is a false positive or not? How can we make Static Application Security Testing and Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) work hand in hand for our benefit? How can we have DAST Automated with our dear Selenium? How can we apply DAST on Mobile Apps? How can we have DAST part of CI/CD pipeline?

Navigate Agile Testing Strategies with Predictive Analysis

The Predictive analysis carries to extract valuable information from the data sets with the help of the statistical algorithms and machine learning to forecast the trends and performance patterns. When it comes to software testing, predictive analytics makes everything clear about what to test and predict the quality issues before and after the production.

AI & UI Test Strategies for Intelligent Digital Ad Tech Platform

In the bustling Ad Tech industry, we are constantly presented with challenges. These range from segmenting browsers, targeting devices, users (consumers) and even environments. Ad presentation specifications are constantly changing, as new devices are always coming onto the market. Machine Learning model techniques are adopted to engage and know consumer preferences through ‘sentiment’ surveys or other polls. After performing automation on the newest (and oldest) mobile devices, a new connected TV device appears with unique challenges.

Quality Focused Software Testing in Critical Infrastructure

When testing software, it is not uncommon to hear that one hundred percent coverage is unachievable. What happens, then when we are asked to do such a thing. If the software that is being tested is used in critical infrastructure (power systems, water, medical, banking, etc.) then an escaped bug is not a trivial thing.

Principles to Guide Testing: Modern and Agile

In this webinar, Lisa Crispin will explore these two sets of principles, how they relate to each other, how teams can benefit from them, and how they might shape the future of testing and quality.

Speed Dating in the Tool Pool

Shopping for new tools is not unlike dating. You need to ask yourself the same questions: “What am I looking for?” “Do they fit in with the picture I have for my future?” “Will it get along with my friends colleagues?” On top of that, the testing tool landscape has changed so much in just the past few years. What expectations should you have? Where do you even go to “meet” these tools?

Performance Assurance Evolution for Your Organization

Since managing performance and assuring it is acceptable is not a trivial task neither just a matter of running load, the webinar will go through all of the possible routes an organization should become familiar to achieve great performance.

STP Radio: Cathy Huang with Applause on Automation Balance and Testing’s Future

We learn from Cathy’s customer feedback and experiences around automation strategy, artificial intelligence, and some possible new capabilities coming to the Applause solutions.

Lean QA: Monitoring, Experiments, Automation

Have you ever wondered if you want/need/able to test in production? Is it even possible without bringing harm to your users? Does it bring any value?

The Secret Sauce to Continuous Deployment Testing

No need for antacids or a doctor, just come to this session to find out all the juices and spices necessary to make that delicious secret sauce of automated tests that allows CenterEdge Software to continuously deploy most of its web software, both micro-services and monoliths.

Reading Between The Lines: Correcting ATDD Myths and Traps

Acceptance Test Driven Development has become an industry buzz word, and that buzz has reached your automation doorstep. With all of the promises of conversational language test cases, increased communication, and productivity, this paradigm almost seems too good to be true.

How to Rebuild Trust in Your Test Automation

In this webinar, we will focus on understanding How can we start trusting our automated tests again? Let’s explore what you can do to repair the situation-or, even better, prevent it from happening in the first place.

Overview of Appium Mobile App Testing

With the inception of smartphones, the mobile app market has seen explosive growth. Hence enterprises are focusing more on the quality of apps so that they can provide the best user experience to their customers. Consequently, we can see exponential rise and rapid technological evolution in the field of Mobile App Testing. Achieving quality with speed is the key concern in Mobile App Testing and this can be achieved through automation testing and improving its quality. There are several tools available in the market for automation testing and one of the best automation tools is Appium. Now let us explore the features of Appium.

The State of AI for Testing

In this webinar, Jennifer Bonine will discuss the impact and scope of AI in testing. She will address some of the most burning questions out there on the subject around its impact to testers and give practical advice for when and how to add AI to your testing practices.

The ROI for Test Automation – Are You Missing It?

Executives are always looking to cut costs and increase value. Test Automation is key in continuous delivery of digital assets for customers. But does Test Automation produce an ROI? If so, what is it? How can your department positively affect the bottom-line with test automation?

Test Automation vs Automated Testing: Key Differences & Pros and Cons

Automated testing and test automation far ago have ceased to remain options or choices for the development projects. Now as the DevOps and Agile approach getting huge traction across projects of all types and lengths, automation seems to have the key development methodologies.

The Impact of AI on Enterprise Testing

Come join this session, where I cover the basics of AI, existing problems with testing, discuss the key ways software testing can benefit from AI and the challenges involved in implementing AI-based solutions. Attending this session will help anyone to get started with AI-based testing.

Making Products that Matter – Value Driven Development in Practice

The objective is to support teams to develop products that matter. Value-Driven Development encourages teams to adapt and engage with end-users. The key is to develop products that are actually being used. A working product is useless when it is not being used, a quality product is pointless when it is not being used. Value-driven teams are user and usage orientated teams.

Exploring a DevOps Transformation Like a Tester

Just when we, as testers, got a handle on what Agile means for us, the landscape changed yet again to a DevOps culture. Words like continuous integration (CI), continuous deployment (CD), and pipelines are now ones we’re hearing on a daily basis. As a tester, I’ll admit, I had no clue of what these words meant, and how was I to change the way I tested to fit within this DevOps culture.

Functional Vs. Non-Functional Testing: What Differentiates the Two?

Testing involves two types, one will be functional and the other is the non-functional testing. These types of testing are different – continue reading to learn about both of them.

AI and Future of Software Testing

At the turn of the 19th century, the industrial revolution replaced many manual jobs and that resulted in a better quality of life. At the same time, it also led to the loss of a large number of jobs in the short term. Since then there has been a recurrent fear that technological change will spawn mass unemployment. However, the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning revolution, that the world has come to terms with, will be significantly different from the Industrial Revolution.

How to Safely Build Automation Using OSS

Building automated testing is always a delicate balancing act, with the best course of action heavily reliant on the type of testing, scale of the business and a host of other factors to boot. However, the choice between OSS and proprietary tools to safely build automated testing is a whole question in itself – we take a look at the key pros and cons to help you make the right choice…