STAREAST 2019 Tutorial: Unit Testing: What Every Developer and Tester Should Know


Monday, April 29, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Unit Testing: What Every Developer and Tester Should Know

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Do you want to take your testing skills to the next level? Are you trying to stay relevant on an agile team where testing is shifting to the left on the project timeline? Do you want to help your organization reap the full benefits of testing earlier? Then join Tariq King to explore the fundamentals of unit testing so you can find bugs as soon as they happen and do more thorough, targeted testing during software development. This introductory session is for everyone—of all programming skill levels. Learn how to apply program-based techniques such as testing by looking, automated unit testing, mocking, and code coverage analysis. Tariq explores core concepts and constructs used in modern programming and walks you through a set of practical code-based testing exercises. Leave ready and able to collaborate with developers in new ways that enable you to uncover defects faster, earlier, and more cost effectively.

Note: Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a Windows or Mac computer to this tutorial.

Ultimate Software

Tariq King is the senior director and engineering fellow for quality and performance at Ultimate Software. With more than fifteen years’ experience in software testing research and practice, Tariq heads Ultimate Software’s quality program by providing technical and people leadership, strategic direction, staff training, and research and development in software quality and testing practices. Tariq is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops, has published more than thirty research articles in IEEE- and ACM-sponsored journals, and has developed and taught software testing courses in both industry and academia. His primary research interest is engineering autonomous self-testing systems. He is cofounder with Jason Arbon of the Artificial Intelligence for Software Testing Association. Contact Tariq via LinkedIn.