Digital Transformation is now the holy grail of IT organizations. However, most companies are still struggling with setting up a proper Continuous Delivery process, which shall help the transition into shorter release cycles and faster, more frequent deployments to production.

Teams may already be familiar with Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment (the 3Cs) and the differences between them. However, to make these 3Cs possible, we need a fourth C, namely Continuous Testing (a.k.a Test Automation.) Continuous Testing is the fast feedback mechanism that assists the 3Cs and is one of the most difficult challenges for digital transition.

In this talk, I'm aiming to cover the top continuous testing pitfalls and how companies are solving these problems. This talk is based on practical examples that include key pitfalls around:

  • Test Data management
  • Choosing the right tool/framework
  • Deciding on what to automate?
    • Is In-Sprint Automation possible?
    • Is automation part of Definition of Done?
  • Effective collaboration
  • Test Environments
  • Flaky tests

It's time the testers took control! And use some of the modern tools that help address those problems. This talk will cover tech stack like Selenium, Appium, PlayWright, Taiko, Docker, Kubernetes, Grafana/Kibana, TestContainers.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Introduction (2 minutes)
  • Continuous Testing (10 minutes)
    • Firstly recap on Three C's
    • Continuous Testing - A Primer.
  • Top Pitfalls (25 minutes)
    • Test Data management
    • Choosing the right tool/framework
    • Deciding on what to automate?
      • Is In-Sprint Automation possible?
      • Is automation part of Definition of Done?
    • Effective collaboration
    • Test Environments
    • Flaky tests
  • Q&A(8 mins)

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the thought process behind picking up the right tool/framework
  • Learn how to achieve in-sprint automation
  • Realise how modern tech stack like Docker, Data visualization tools help communicate the state of quality better
  • Get an overview of distributed testing

Target Audience

Tech Leaders and Engineers interested in Testing at large

schedule Submitted 8 months ago

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