How to Rebuild Trust in Your Test Automation
February 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am MSTFree
“Trust Takes Years To Build, Seconds To Break And Forever To Repair.”
Product delivery teams these days often rely on feedback from automated tests to determine the quality of the product they are working on. Running automated tests every night or after every commit, depending on the type of test and the adopted development process, gives teams information about the impact that changes made to the code have had on its overall workings.
However, with great power comes great responsibility. The more you rely on the feedback from your automated tests to decide whether to let a build pass to the next step in your build pipeline (and this next step might just be a deploy into production!), the more you need to be able to rely on the quality and defect-detection power of these very automated tests.
In other words, trust in the quality of an application is required, so if the application is tested in an automated fashion at any point, you must also trust in the quality of these automated tests.
Unfortunately, this is where test automation all too often fails to live up to its promise. Instead of being the stable and reliable guardians of application quality they should be, automated tests regularly are a source of deceit, frustration, and confusion. They end up undermining the very trust they are meant to provide in the first place.
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.
- Developing a test automation strategy that meets your business needs.
- Techniques for developers to improve quality in your test automation.
- Early considerations to future-proof your test automation projection.
- Scaling your test automation for your business needs.
Hima Bindu Peteti – Technical Manager, FannieMae
Hima Bindu Peteti has over 13 years of experience in building large scale web applications in Java/JEE. She is also passionate about designing test automation frameworks. She has tremendous experience in coaching and mentoring the teams in terms of strategies and best practices. She is currently working as a Technical Manager at Fannie Mae, a financial company that uses Agile methods to accelerate the delivery of secure, reliable software. Bindu has experience in various organizations, including start-ups and Fortune 100 companies. Bindu enjoys designing test applications and frameworks and leveraging both COTS and open-source technologies such as Java, .NET, and Node.js. She has worked on multiple open-source automation frameworks that provide application modeling, unit, integration, functional, and visual testing, and development solutions. Bindu fuels her passion for software test design and patterns by collaborating with multiple application teams across Fannie Mae to accelerate testing, mitigate risks, and increase the value of testing processes with test automation. Bindu has experience in building a wide variety of automation frameworks for large and complex applications. Those frameworks empower QA to shift closer to developers by moving beyond typical functional testing into the close quarters of unit testing.
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