STAREAST 2020 Concurrent Session : Testing in Production


Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 9:45am to 10:45am

Testing in Production

How do you know your feature is working perfectly in production? If something breaks in production, how will you know? Will you wait for a user to report it to you? What do you do when your staging test results do not reflect current production behavior? If you want to test proactively as opposed to reactively, try testing in production! By testing in production, you have increased accuracy of test results, your tests will run faster due to elimination of mocks and bad data, and you will have higher confidence before releases. You can accomplish this through feature flagging, continuous delivery, and data cleanup. Only when your end-to-end tests pass in production will you know that your features are truly working. You will leave this talk with strategies to mitigate risk, to better your understanding of the steps to get there, and to shift your company’s testing culture, so you can provide the best possible experience to your users.

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Talia Nassi is an international keynote speaker who gives conference talks on all things testing and quality. She is a developer advocate at where she works closely with engineering teams globally to ship software more efficiently. She is passionate about feature flagging, canary launches, CI/CD, testing in production, and A/B testing. She has spoken at countless conferences internationally including the Techwell STAR Conferences, REACT Alicante, Nordic.js, and Orodev, ranging from audiences of 100 to 2000!