Session List

Session List2019-10-02T20:07:53-05:00

The Science of Testing

Presented by: Thomas Haver

In the past decade the software development paradigm has shifted to “deliver fast” -- with concomitant frameworks and methodologies to support that emphasis – but without proper consideration of quality. So most teams end up failing fast and hard when development continues beyond a shaky...

Tags: TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Building Accessible Web Apps

Presented by: Cory House

Are your apps accessible? Can a blind user navigate your app with a screenreader? Can the colorblind consume your content? Since 2017, multiple US court cases have ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to websites and mobile apps. So there are legal risks to consider as well. In...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Testing, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

The Elegance of “The Simplest Possible Thing”: Applying Simplicity Principles to Complex Problems

Presented by: Nate Berent-Spillson

Software development is complex work. Business requirements, platforms, and technology itself are all complex elements. Through all this complexity, software developers often try to create complex solutions that meet all the requirements at once. Similarly, when faced with a complex problem, they...

Tags: .NET, Cloud, Functional Programming, Java, Javascript, Leadership, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Automate Mobile Application Testing in the Cloud with Microsoft App Center

Presented by: Aaron LaBeau

Every year new mobile devices are released for iOS and Android. With the list of supported devices growing, testing applications on physical devices is becoming more challenging and costly. ...

Tags: Mobile, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Introduction to inner-loop security. Shifting left, but better.

Presented by: Josh Wallace

We can barely make it through an AppSec talk or article without hearing about the wonders of “shift left” and how it is the key to solving all of our security problems. Every intro to AppSec talk starts with the cost savings and return on investment associated with discovering security defects...

Tags: Security, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

SAFe, Scrum, and shifting left at a Progressive Insurance

Presented by: Rob Sinkko

Progressive IT knew that the waterfall and agile methods weren't keeping up with the software release cycles. For a new multi-million dollar program, the Claims organization decided not to continue down that path and hope in 3 years that something resembling what they wanted was pushed to...

Tags: Leadership, Soft Skills/Business, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Ten Things Every Voice Application Should Do

Presented by: Jeff Blankenburg

In my experience building dozens of skills for Alexa, and working with hundreds of developers on their own voice applications, I've identified ten specific patterns that are common to the most successful of the bunch. This presentation will cover these ten topics, giving you the insight an...

Tags: Cloud, Design (UI/UX/CSS), Testing, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

If You Don’t Have a Failing Test, You Don’t Have S***

Presented by: Nate Berent-Spillson

My go-to technique for just about every problem is a failing unit test. Many developers think of unit tests as something they're forced to write to hit some coverage metric, but when you look at it as a way to prove or disprove a hypothesis—it becomes a very powerful tool for problem-solving. It's...

Tags: .NET, Cloud, Functional Programming, Java, Javascript, Mobile, Leadership, Ruby/Rails, Python, Soft Skills/Business, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Sustainable Accessibility: Integrating accessibility checks into your CI/CD pipeline

Presented by: Ashley Stove

Accessibility is important, not only for your users but also to meet legal requirements for certain levels of compliance. Unfortunately, most companies lack developers and quality assurance analysts who are trained to produce and test accessible user interfaces to industry-standard levels....

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

The Most Tested Login Page Ever

Presented by: Scott Connerly

Automated testing is a mystery to some, an essential fortress to others, and many of the rest of us are somewhere in-between. Sure, you've probably heard of unit tests and API tests. ...

Tags: Javascript, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Confessions of a TDD Late Adopter

Presented by: Jeffrey Miller

After two decades of rehashing Test Driven Development techniques, what’s left to say? ...

Tags: Soft Skills/Business, TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Safely Evolving Legacy Code

Presented by: Scott Sauber

A new ticket comes in. It's for "that app." You know the one. The one nobody wants to touch, because the code is a mess and yet the application is business critical. In this talk, the fancy technologies will be put to the side, and instead the the reality most people live in will be acknowledged....

Tags: TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview