STAREAST 2017 Concurrent Session - The Cloud’s Impact on Testing: Are You Ready? | TechWell


Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

The Cloud’s Impact on Testing: Are You Ready?

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Cloud computing continues to grow rapidly, and as everything moves to the cloud, testing must adapt and move to the cloud as well. The cloud enables building solutions that scale larger and faster than before—back when adding capacity in data centers took weeks or months. Now applications can be deployed to cloud servers not in days but minutes. The cloud enables new approaches that increase testing efficiency and quality while decreasing total testing time. Tom Chavez discusses the migration of applications to the cloud, and the new tools and services there—from web browser functional testing pools (Sauce Labs) to web load testing services (BlazeMeter), and mobile device farms (Perfecto Mobile)—for testing mobile apps on thousands of remote devices. Learn about integration tools—including the popular Jenkins and Visual Studio online—that work in the cloud to enable testing to be just as agile as the new development processes. Tom discusses the company’s cloud computing concerns such as security, reproducibility, and repeatability. Leave with an understanding of the tools available in the cloud for testing and how you can apply them to your web and mobile app projects.

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Tom Chavez has more than twenty years of experience as a manager and product manager in the software development tools field. Today, he works in product management as a senior evangelist at SOASTA. Tom has worked across the Silicon Valley at companies including Apple, Sun, PalmSource, and Intuit delivering tools for Mac, Java, PalmOS, Linux, and Android development and testing. He speaks frequently at industry conferences and meet-ups on topics including web app performance and testing at large scale, mobile continuous integration and testing, automated mobile testing tools, and big data analytics for business value. Follow Tom on Twitter @TomChavez.