In this track you will learn the strategic and practical approaches to software testing and test case design, based on the underlying software development methodology.

Fixing Your Automation Challenges in the Era of CI/CD

Continuous Delivery is now the holy grail of IT organizations, but most companies are still struggling with the transition into shorter release cycles and faster, more frequent deployments. A key challenge that companies are facing in that transition lies around test automation, and in this talk we will cover these challenges in details and demonstrate […]

STPCon Testing Stories

Tell Your Story! – But Keep it Short! On Thursday, April 4th, after lunch, STPCon introduces “Testing Stories.” During this time, we will hear from 8 attendees; each will share their story, pitch, strategy or approach to testing, new methodology or a better way of using a common tool. Anything that they think the audience […]

It’s All About the Peeps: Hiring (and Retaining) Great QA Teams

Today’s talent market is the tightest of all-time, with dozens of opportunities available for talented IT and QA professionals. Hiring managers are struggling to find the right people for their teams, but perhaps they just aren’t looking in the right places, or selling candidates correctly? tap|QA’s Kirk Walton will explain the processes to help managers […]

The Science of Testing

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 foundation. To bring about positive change, we must improve both […]

Data: What, Why, How??

Data Scientist has been named as the sexiest job of the 21st century. “Data scientists make discoveries while swimming in data. It’s their preferred method of navigating the world around them. They are able to bring structure to large quantities of formless data and make analysis possible. They identify rich data sources, join them with […]

Testing Like a Kid

From 1952 to 1970, Art Linkletter was the host of a TV show called “House Party”. In this TV show, he had a segment called “Kids Say the Darndest Things”. He would ask children simple questions, after which he would receive astounding responses. The humorous and surprising responses clearly showed that children many times see […]

Workshop: Breaking Web Applications

Programming just like testing is just as much science as it is an art. There are components in a program like – Clients, servers, state, user inputs. Most coding part has some rules and most popular technologies also have user communities that lay down the “best practices” for coding in them. The fun to test […]

The Path to Continuous Testing

Everyone has heard the buzzwords about DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and Continuous Testing. Yet understanding what that actually means is a different story. For while everyone seems to believe it’s a desired goal, not everyone understands the changes that will have to take place to facilitate it. Automated tests, no matter the tool, cannot be built […]

Successfully Implementing BDD in an Agile World

SmartBear’s Bria Grangard first provides an overview of Shift Left, an approach to software development where quality is considered and testing is performed earlier in the lifecycle, including the three customer values that can be improved. She also shares statistics gathered from a beta program that has been running over the last few months on […]