STAREAST 2020 - Tester | TechWell

STAREAST Virtual+ 2020 - Tester

Thursday, May 7


Emotional Intelligence in Software Testing

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Emotional intelligence has risen to a high level of prominence in corporate and cultural conversations. Quality professionals have a unique opportunity to benefit their teams by refining their nontechnical skills in the categories of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. Honing these skills can mitigate real-world challenges in the QA workplace, such as schedule pressures and rapidly changing priorities; feeling unheard or silenced; facing blame, disrespect, or lack of trust; or feeling left out of the loop on information critical to your...


Conquering BDD: How One Team Is Making it Work

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Behavior-driven development, or BDD, has been a buzzworthy term in the testing and development community for several years. At first glance, the elements of BDD seem simple: Testing scenarios! Living documentation! Automation! Reports! That sounds great, so why isn't everyone doing it? Upon a deeper dive, the implementation of BDD needs a lot of forethought and planning, and teams must approach it for the right reasons. Christine Ketterlin Fisher will detail the evolution of one team in its shift to BDD. BDD was selected to help modernize the work that the business analysts, manual...

Daniel Widing

A Seismic Shift in Software Testing: Rise of the Machines

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Even sophisticated businesses struggle with software testing. End-to-end (E2E) testing, though vital, has remained a costly and inconsistent method of catching bugs. But there’s a light at the end of this tunnel. Advances in machine learning (ML) have increased test execution speed and stability. Now, technologies are emerging that allow machines to analyze live user traffic to produce test cases—using data to focus E2E testing on what users care about. In time, these technologies will be stitched together to allow machines to own the entire E2E testing process. This seismic shift...

Global Payments

Achieving Intelligent Test Execution

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

If you ask a business leader which features in a given software release are most critical (and which potential failures keep them up at night), chances are they'll be related to the UI. But with many testing teams spending up to 80% of their time on regression testing, how can you make time for the resource-intensive tests that verify these high business value features? Many testers struggle to understand what questions to ask the business and business leaders related to this topic. Additionally, testers struggle with understanding how to identify risk areas and partner with their...

Thomas Izard
Buffalo Computer Graphics, Inc.

Empowering Manual Testers to Automate

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

How do you get manual testers to be able to write their own automated tests for UI and functional testing? The key is to implement high-level language that testers can immediately recognize while keeping the messy details of Selenium and Python out of sight. Not only does this create tests that are implemented in the business language, but it also keeps those tests viable, even when application implementation details change. Tom Izard's team implemented a framework using Selenium, Python, UI navigation, application navigation, and business language, using only open source tools. He...