Gerie Owen & Peter Varhol

Cubic Transportation & Toptal, LLC (United States)
30 October | 09:00 – 10:00

Test Automation and Beyond: Implementing Continuous Testing Effectively

Continuous testing is one of the most effective ways of building quality into the continuous delivery pipeline; yet it is difficult to implement in practice. Continuous testing involves more than test automation. Although test automation is a must; continuous risk analysis and optimizing the test suite are critical so that test automation doesn’t become a bottleneck in the DevOps pipeline. In this presentation, you’ll learn how to implement an effective continuous test strategy throughout the continuous delivery pipeline. We’ll look at examples of what works and what doesn’t. You’ll learn how to optimize test scope, test cases and test suites to create effective and efficient test automation. We’ll explore practices such as

  • advanced analytics,
  • environment access and availability,
  • service virtualization,
  • and data management

and learn how to use them to enhance your continuous testing strategy. Finally, you’ll learn the importance of implementing production monitoring including automated test triggers, service health monitoring, test result monitoring and root cause identification. Attendees take home a clear understanding of how to plan and implement a successful continuous testing approach.

Peter Varhol is a currently a blog editor and blogger at Toptal, LLC. He is a well-known writer and speaker on software and technology topics, having authored dozens of articles and spoken at a number of industry conferences and webcasts. He has advanced degrees in computer science, applied mathematics, and psychology, and is Managing Director at Technology Strategy Research, consulting with companies on software development, testing, and machine learning. His past roles include technology journalist, software product manager, software developer, and university professor.
Gerie Owen is a Senior Test Manager at Cubic Transportation, Inc. She is a Certified Scrum Master, Conference Presenter and Author on technology and testing topics. She enjoys mentoring new QA Leads and brings a cohesive team approach to testing. Gerie is the author of many articles on technology including Agile and DevOps topics. She recently developed a curriculum for DevOps 101 training. Gerie chooses her presentation topics based on her experiences in technology, what she has learned from them and what she would like to do to improve them.