The current trend in testing is to move away from traditional manual testing and toward test automation. To keep up with the rapid pace of continuous delivery today, test teams are urgently reskilling and reshaping themselves. Sally Goble shares her experience of what happened to the test team at the Guardian when the engineering team began the process of delivering software fast and at will—deploying software up to 400 times a day. Sally shares why her team reevaluated the role of testing in the software development cycle, what prompted the Guardian’s controversial decision to abandon...Learn More
Sally Goble is head of quality at the Guardian, the world’s second most read online news platform in the world. For six years she has worked on the digital development team, witnessing many changes in the way online news is delivered to readers. Previously, Sally was a tech consultant in the early days of computer adoption for business use, helping teams come to grips with the new-fangled thing called the Internet, teaching them how to incorporate tech into their companies, and encouraging them to embrace change. She could be spotted lugging an Apple Mac SE30 around London as her then “portable computer.” An avid swimmer, Sally is one of fewer than 500 women to have swum the English Channel. Follow Sally on Twitter.