STAREAST 2022 - Testing in DevOps | TechWell

STAREAST 2022 - Testing in DevOps

Monday, April 25

EPAM Systems

Instill a DevOps Testing Culture in Your Team and Organization

Monday, April 25, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

The DevOps movement is here. Companies across many industries are breaking down siloed IT departments and federating them into product development teams. Testing and its practices are at the heart of these changes. Traditionally, IT organizations have been staffed with mostly manual testers and a limited number of automation and performance engineers. To keep pace with development in the new “you build it, you own it” environment, testing teams and individuals must develop new technical skills and even embrace coding to stay relevant and add greater value to the business. DevOps really...

Tuesday, April 26

Jeff Payne

Integrating Automated Testing into DevOps

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

In many organizations, agile development processes are driving the pursuit of faster software releases, which has spawned a set of new practices—DevOps. DevOps stresses communications and integration between development and operations, including rapid deployment, continuous integration, and continuous delivery. Because DevOps practices require confidence that changes made to the code base will function as expected, automated testing is essential. Join Jeffery Payne as he discusses the unique challenges associated with integrating automated testing into continuous integration/continuous...

Wednesday, April 27

Leandro Melendez

ALL the Ways AI Can Be Leveraged in QA

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

In these days of Machine learning initiatives where organizations are focusing on leveraging AI to ease the automation process, many others forget all of the other areas it can impact. Leandro will give you many other perspectives on how AI and Machine Learning can aid in test automation and the holistic approach to all the practices that make it possible to Assure Quality in our environments. He will show you how to leverage multiple areas from tracing, observability, test cases, defect logging, defect resolution, etc. Best of all, as usual, Leandro will turn the presentation into a light...


Test Your Unit Tests: Mutation Testing

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Even if your code coverage is 80%, how much confidence do you have in your unit tests? Are they catching the edge cases? Can you fearlessly refactor? Add new features? Perhaps you are writing code that another team will rely on (or worse, you have to rely on!) Or maybe you have to untangle some ugly spaghetti code and want some idea of what it does before you start chopping it up. A mutation testing framework like PIT from tests your JUnit tests and shows you what you are and aren’t testing. If your unit tests all pass, mutation tests make changes to a copy of your source code...

Iryna Suprun

Not Your Testing Tool

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

When we talk about testing and tools we usually mean test automation tools but what if there is more? What if there is a much wider spectrum of tools that can help us to improve quality (and find bugs)? Have you ever thought about secrets your monitoring tool can share? How google screen reader can improve the quality of your app? What is hidden behind those warnings in logs? If not - let’s talk about tools. About not testing tools. I often feel that testers miss a bunch of useful tools that can help to spot issues when not actively testing. These tools can be used by anybody in the team...

Sysco Corporation

Automate and Measure the Performance of Customer Journeys

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

In today's modern digital world, where Customer Experience is the key - Application performance – is in demand and a crucial success factor like never before. Traditional transaction-based performance measures are not sufficient to ensure a swift digital customer experience. Performance measuring of customer journeys has become vital as it builds confidence and reliability in the application/system under test. There are multiple challenges in measuring customer journeys' performance - diverse operating systems, devices, and geolocations etc., will account for hundreds of scenarios to be...


Let's Get Serious About Test Automation | Architectural Approach

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

There are many layers and aspects of software that can and should be tested automatically. Apart from testing software functionality, we can automate testing for performance, accessibility, API layer, visual layer, cross-browser and cross-platform, data, links validation, security, etc. To do all of it and to ensure that the appropriate pieces are tested with the suitable tools, on the proper infrastructure, and at the right time we need an architectural approach.

Automated testing solution is a complex system in itself, so planning, design and development of it should follow the...

Thursday, April 28


Why Salesforce Test Automation Shouldn’t Be Painful

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 9:45am to 10:45am

In this talk, Mala will share a holistic view of the challenges of traditional software testing in the complex Salesforce testing ecosystem and provide a roadmap for leaders to overcome implementation roadblocks in partnership with R&D teams. Mala will demonstrate how an investment of a DevOps solution with a Sauce Labs integration helped her agile team achieve time reduction of up to 50% for overall flow, while doubling release velocity without additional headcount. If you are a manager looking to scale end-to-end testing coverage and/or wondering how to make your Salesforce test...

EPAM Systems

AI in Testing and Testing AI: A Moderated Panel

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 9:45am to 10:45am

Synergies among AI and software testing include both leveraging AI for test automation, and devising methods for testing AI systems. Researchers, software vendors, and practitioners are already using AI to develop a new wave of test automation tools. These tools automatically explore, model, reason, learn, and test software applications. However, as with most AI and ML-based technologies, these tools raise concerns around whether or not we really trust and depend on them. ML-based systems tend to be highly dynamic and adaptable at runtime, thereby requiring extensive testing both offline,...

CP Rail

Testing in the Context of DevOps

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 9:45am to 10:45am

DevOps aims to reduce the distance between development (software developers and quality assurance specialists) and operation (experts responsible for rolling out software to production and managing the infrastructure). The goals of DevOps are to increase the speed of software delivery process, to resolve critical issues quickly, and to enable organization to serve their customers better. These goals indicate that in DevOps, quality assurance, in general, and testing, in particular, should be looked at differently as compared to traditional testing and even agile testing. Specifically, the...

Derek Ashmore
Asperitas Consulting

Testing Infrastructure Code: Best Practices and Common Mistakes

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

With the cloud, infrastructure such as networking, security, virtual machines, and much more is entirely software code now. Instead of manually creating cloud environments for applications and making changes, administrators write code to do that work. When changes are needed, that code is enhanced and re-run. Just like application code, infrastructure code needs to be tested. After all, code that introduces defects into existing environments can put developers, testers, and even end-users out of service. That said, most organizations do not adequately test infrastructure code. Anybody in...

Equal Experts

Embracing Collaborative Chaos: Running Chaos Days on Large Platforms

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Chaos Engineering reduces the impact of component failure. Chaos Days (aka Game Days) are one practice within this field, whereby controlled failures are used to learn and improve system and team response. We will describe how to run a Chaos Day on a large microservices platform, using our experience of doing this across 60 teams, 1000 microservices. The session will explore why you’d run a Chaos Day, and how to know when you and your platform are ready to do so. We’ll share our learnings of the actual mechanics of running one: how do you plan, execute and retrospect a Chaos Day. We’ll...


Enhance AppSec Maturity and Outcomes Using DevSecOps Metrics

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Building a mature AppSec program is critical to the success of any product in managing the most vulnerable areas of the application. How can we ensure that the DevSecOps pipeline implemented is working effectively? The paper answers them by highlighting the key measures for every CISO to monitor and track the effectiveness of the AppSec maturity. The effective outcomes were measured by tracking 6 key metrics to validate if DevSecOps is successfully implemented. When done right, DevSecOps goes well beyond “shifting security left” to “shifting security everywhere” ensuring application is...

Independent Consultant

Importance of When: How to Effect Change in Your Team

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Have you ever been in the situation of having lots of ideas to improve software quality, but your project team seems less responsive? Does your team struggle to work well together? Already got lots of actions to take from the conference and you don’t know how these changes will be received? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then this session is for you. Join Julie Gardiner as she shares ways of getting your message across and how to help play to people’s strengths to make your team work more efficiently and effectively. She shares a communication style model and how the...


Role of Testers in Agile / DevOps Environment

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The role of a tester is bigger and expandable beyond time-boxed sprints. As much as the Test First mindset starts from sprint planning, it is important for testers to be tech-savvy to support the tested code successfully released into production. And behold, close out with Smoke testing. This session focuses on the role of a tester in and beyond sprint:

How to collaborate with other roles at the program level?How testers can contribute during DevOps automation?What's the definition of done for the team and for the product?

Two things that the audience can take away from this session:1...

Max Saperstone

Page Object Model Pitfalls

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Selenium has been around for over 15 years, and by now organizations have realized that Selenium tests need to be treated the same as any other functional code. This means not just keeping your tests in source control, but also designing them to be maintainable and robust. A common design pattern known as the Page Object Model (POM) has emerged, which greatly assists with organization and maintenance of tests. But there are scalability, speed, and robustness issues with this pattern. This has caused organizations to move away from Selenium for other tooling, however, most organizations are...