STAREAST 2017 Concurrent Session - Is Testing Dead? It Was (for a while) at Our Organization | TechWell


Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

Is Testing Dead? It Was (for a while) at Our Organization

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With all the hype about DevOps, continuous integration, continuous delivery, and lean startups, test engineers tend to be forgotten. The notion that testers are not needed anymore is, well, false. Testing is needed today more than ever since applications are more dynamic with more integration points, which increase code complexity and make it more difficult to release quality software. Matt Robbins shares an experience in his organization which resulted in the elimination of testers—at least for a time—and what he learned and did to stay relevant until the organization finally righted itself. Matt shares how developers and testers can complement each other’s skill sets and create synergy to deliver high quality code faster. Join Matt as he explores how you can apply traditional testing

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With a passion for test automation and quality software, Matt Robbins has more than thirteen years of experience in testing software, developing robust automation frameworks, test automation processes, and testing strategies to improve software quality. In the past five years Matt has led and mentored team members in test automation, test strategy, and agile processes by applying best practices and methodologies to continually improve testing. He has held roles of tester, ScrumMaster, business analyst, project manager, test and automation lead, and software engineer in test and automation. Matt is an organizing director for and co-organizer of the Software Engineers in Test Automation Meetup in Salt Lake City. Find Matt on Twitter @automatormatt.