location_city Singapore schedule Oct 6th 10:35 - 11:20 AM +08 place Legends III

Processing is getting cheaper, software is getting more distributed and clouds are taking over. These trends will have a significant impact on what we can do with test automation and what will make sense to automate in the future. Prohibitively expensive testing strategies are becoming relatively cheap, and things that we didn’t even consider automating will become quite easy. At the same time, strategies that served us well for on-premise reliable hardware simply won't work for the distributed, fragmented, virtualised platforms.

Gojko presents emerging trends in the testing tools space and predicts how you'll be using tools differently ten years from now. If your organisation is suffering from the high cost of testing, come and learn about tools and trends that may help you outrun the competition.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

standard talk with me presenting over slides; rough outline is:

  • 00-05 I introduce the context and the challenges facing test automation in the future
  • 05-15 Tools and future techniques for dealing with cloud/fragmentation space
  • 15-25 Tools and future techniques for dealing with layouts/UI/mobile front end space
  • 25-35 Tools and future techniques for dealing with assisting humans making better decisions
  • 35-45 Tools and future techniques emerging from machine learning/big data

Learning Outcome

tools and trends to watch out for in the future, that will revolutionise automated testing

Target Audience

Anyone interested in test automation


schedule Submitted 7 years ago

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    Gojko Adzic - Turning continuous delivery into competitive business advantage

    Gojko Adzic
    Gojko Adzic
    Neuri Consulting LLP
    schedule 7 years ago
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    Incremental improvement is better than sequential waterfall delivery. Cloud is not a “silver bullet”, there is no flowchart, no checklist, no shopping list of ticky boxes that will make everything better. Tools are essential, but how we implement the tools and grow the culture and practices in our organizations needs even more attention. Whether you’re just starting to implement technical and organizational change, or facing the prospect that you already have legacy microservices, it’s worth considering the why and the how of our behaviors, not just the what.