STAREAST 2024 Concurrent Session : Let’s Get Serious About Testing


Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Let’s Get Serious About Testing

You want to go faster, your business wants to go faster, frankly the market is forcing you to go faster. Your organization has no choice, you go faster or you get left behind! All that speed cannot come at the expense of quality though, you must maintain or improve quality as you increase velocity. If you are going to speed up to meet demand and maintain quality, you need to automate testing. To automate you need a solid plan and architecture. Join Tony to explore unit, functional and regression testing—why each one is needed and where to implement. Understand the differences between performance testing and load testing and why both are needed . Learn how to measure testing effectiveness as Tony delves into the importance of code coverage and other metrics around testing. Finally, Tony will discuss what frameworks are available on and off of the mainframe to assist the effort.

Tony Anter

As a DevOps Architect and Evangelist for BMC, Tony Anter is responsible for showing customers the art of what is possible when it comes to Mainframe DevOps and DevOps in general. Tony has over 25 years’ experience in IT as an individual contributor, people leader and architect. In 2017, Tony was given a project to bring DevOps to the mainframe for a Fortune 100 credit card company. Tony spent the next 2 years migrating this companies mainframe applications, 500+, onto a set of modern DevOps pipelines centered around Compuware tooling. Tony Lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife and 3 children. In his spare time, Tony likes to practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, watch Steelers football, and read.