Dynacron Group and Seattle software testing group are hosting a free seminar QA Lab in the cloud - on January 24th.
please RSVP from here: http://qa-cloud.eventbrite.com
Leverage the Cloud To Test Faster, Easier, and Better
Intended Audience: Software Technology Management Professionals
3:00 PM - Doors Open! Social Mixer with Coffee & Snacks
3:30 PM - Presentation
4:30 PM - Open Discussion
At Dynacron Group, we think like engineers - if there's something we can automate to save time building software, we're VERY interested. One of our biggest changes over the last few years has been a shift to relying on cloud-based tools to help with our quality efforts.
In this presentation, we will look at the key tools and processes involved in transitioning from a manual culture to one that embraces automation. We will look at real world examples, including the tools and architectural components. We will discuss organizational impacts, including the dramatic improvements in morale as team delivery commitments are met more easily through automation. We'll take particular time to talk about how to integrate these tools into environments concerned with security. We'll also talk about how and why test is one of the most appropriate places to start exploring the use of cloud technology for most organizations.
Some of the tools we'll be discussing (and demonstrating!) include :
- Sauce Labs (manual & automated browser testing, including both desktop and mobile)
- Browsera (visual comparison)
- Neustar (monitoring & load testing, formerly BrowserMob)
We will show demonstrations of all of these tools, and discuss how to integrate these into your build pipeline to improve velocity.
This seminar is part of an ongoing series Dynacron Group is sponsoring on Continuous Delivery. Continuous Delivery refers to the process of releasing high quality software quickly and with confidence through the use of build, test and deployment automation. By applying Lean techniques to the development, test and deployment of software, waste is reduced and staff are freed up to work on more important tasks. By following a Continuous Delivery model, release cycles shift from a matter of months to weeks, days, or hours.
Will Iverson, CTO, Dynacron Group
Will Iverson has written four books on software development, with work experience including Apple and Symantec. Prior clients include Sun, BEA, Canal+, at&t, T-Mobile, and Microsoft. For more information about Will, see the Dynacron Group website.
Rick Martin, Solution Architect
Richard “Rick” Martin has over 25 years of Software Industry experience and over 15 years as a Quality Assurance and Test practitioner and manager. He has worked with several iconic companies such as General Magic, Interwoven, Walmart.com, Target.com and Walgreens.com over the course of his career. Rick's passion for process improvement, efficiency and best practices has focused his efforts on utilizingopen source test automation tools including Selenium and Cucumber in support of TDD/BDD methodologies to improve overall ROI.
David Drake, Lead SDET, Dynacron Group
David Drake has six years experience testing enterprise-level Java applications with automated suites. His IT career began at Varolii Corporation in a black box testing role, which developed into testing airline notification systems using serialization and reflection to dynamically model client data. In the past year, David has worked for Dynacron Group implementing Selenium and HtmlUnit tests in a continuous integration environment. He is the lead maintainer of the Parallel-Webtest framework, an open source project that allows Selenium test suites to execute in parallel.