Session Schedule

Session Schedule2019-01-07T06:25:51+00:00

Tuesday

8:00 AM

Putting the D&D in TDD

Presented by: George Walters II, Guy Royse
Time: Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are you tired of TDD workshops that make you do boring things like calculating bowling scores and prime factors or demonstrate how to win the game of life? If so, this is the session for you! In this TDD workshop, we will be building the domain model for EverCraft -- a new MMORPG from Blizzards of...

Room: Sagewood / ZebrawoodTrack: Software QualityTags: .NET, Java, Javascript, Ruby/Rails, Python, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Wednesday

8:00 AM

Building Quality JavaScript With Test-Driven Development

Presented by: Steven Hicks
Time: Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learning Test-Driven Development (TDD) is frustrating. The first couple tests feel strange - you wonder why you're writing tests that fail on purpose. Before long, you find yourself behind schedule from spending so much time on tests. You abandon unit testing completely. You'll write them...

Room: Sagewood / ZebrawoodTrack: Software QualityTags: Javascript, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview
1:00 PM

Ensure Your Users Experience - A Trip Around User Validation Tools

Presented by: Rick Clymer, Aaron Glass
Time: Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In today’s fast feedback world, getting our product in front of users often is incredibly important. But how do we know our product is ready to go in front of our users. Sure, we have 1,000’s of unit and integration tests on each of our microservices, but what happens when we put them all...

Room: Sagewood / ZebrawoodTrack: Software QualityTags: Javascript, Python, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Thursday

9:15 AM

Super Sleuth Testers: Unlocking the Power of Browser Developer Tools

Presented by: Hilary Weaver-Robb
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

There’s a tool to aid our testing that we all have access to all the time. It’s hidden in plain sight, you just have to know the secret code to get to it. This secret tool? The browser’s developer tools, of course! Learn how the developer tools in your browser can give you insight into what...

Room: Salon ATrack: Software QualityTags: TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
11:45 AM

Tests Your Pipeline Might Be Missing

Presented by: Gene Gotimer
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Developing a delivery pipeline means more than just adding automated deploys to the development cycle. It’s about gaining confidence that your builds are viable candidates for release or production. For development to be successful, tests of all types must be incorporated throughout the process to...

Room: MangroveTrack: Software QualityTags: Security, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
1:00 PM

Postman Delivers! A Deep Dive into API Testing.

Presented by: Bob Crowley
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether you are a tester or a developer of HTTP API’s, chances are you are already using Postman to some degree. Chances are also that you are missing out on some of the advanced goodness. Using only features of the free version, this session introduces you to effective use of these features to...

Room: OrangeTrack: Software QualityTags: TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Sell Yourself With a Software Quality Portfolio

Presented by: Aaron Glass
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Finding new job opportunities can be stressful and intimidating. Talking about yourself might not be in your domain. Questions of uncertainty may arise. How do I make myself more marketable? How do I separate myself from the rest of the pack? How do I keep myself fresh? The goal of this talk is...

Room: Salon ETrack: Software QualityTags: TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
3:30 PM

Digging In: Getting Familiar With The Code To Be A Better Tester

Presented by: Hilary Weaver-Robb
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Maybe you’ve been testing the same application for a while, and your rate of finding new bugs has slowed. Or you’re trying to find more ways to figure out what your devs are doing day to day. You have the tools at your disposal, you just need to dig in! In this talk, Hilary Weaver-Robb shares...

Room: NileTrack: Software QualityTags: TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
4:45 PM

Mutation Testing to the rescue of your Tests

Presented by: Nicolas Fränkel
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Unit testing ensures your production code is relevant. But what does ensure your testing code is relevant? Come discover mutation testing and make sure your never forget another assert again. In the realm of testing, the code coverage metrics is the most often talked about. However, it doesn’t...

Room: OrangeTrack: Software QualityTags: Java, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

[CANCELLED] Usability Testing and User Acceptance Testing: Do You Really Need Both?

Presented by: Trent Nguyen
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

This session has been cancelled. We apologize for any trouble this causes.

Room: Portia/WisteriaTrack: Software QualityTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Friday

8:30 AM

From Manual Testing to Automation Suite: A Guide For Everyone

Presented by: Mike Roznik
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Do you start with automation? Manual tests? Should you always consider both? What about working with developers, can they help? Learn some easy stepping stones to go from manual testing to getting your feet wet with automation to writing full automation suites. In this talk you can expect lots of...

Room: NileTrack: Software QualityTags: TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
11:00 AM

A Lifecycle Of Code Under Test

Presented by: Bob Fornal
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

When thinking about tests against code, have you "done enough?" How do you know that the code is covered appropriately, that odd bugs aren't going to crop up? Did you cover all the use cases and what if someone changes the code down-the-road? This session is about the unit and integration tests...

Room: Salon DTrack: Software QualityTags: TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
12:15 PM

Hey, You Got Your TDD in my SQL DB!

Presented by: Jeff McKenzie
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

When should we test our data? From an application development perspective, a unit test against a database isn't a unit test at all. Which makes sense -- connected systems introduce overhead and dependency, both of which reduce stability and decrease productivity during test-driven development (TDD)....

Room: Sagewood / ZebrawoodTrack: Software QualityTags: TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
4:00 PM

Example Mapping: The New Three Amigos

Presented by: Thomas Haver
Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Example Mapping is a collaboration technique used by teams to help refine requirements. Every team should have a set of “ready” criteria that includes some kind of workshop between development team members to establish a shared understanding. In a time-boxed Example Mapping session, rules will...

Room: NileTrack: Software QualityTags: Other, Soft Skills/Business, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

The Case of the Tenacious Tester: How Using Your Words Improves QA Work

Presented by: Katrina Ohlemacher
Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Never trust to general impressions, my boy, but concentrate yourself upon details." So says Sherlock Holmes in “A Case of Identity.” The Great Detective has a lot to say that applies to software testing: pay attention to detail, never make assumptions, use your imagination. We wouldn’t have...

Room: Salon HTrack: Software QualityTags: Other, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview