Testers, Let's Talk About Risk and an Introduction to Servirtium

Ministry of Testing Edinburgh
Ministry of Testing Edinburgh
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With thanks to Royal London for hosting and Sponsoring this event!

In this edition of the Edinburgh Ministry of Testing Meetup we are being treated to two presentations! First up, Elizabeth Fiennes is traveling from London to discuss risks with us! Following on from his lightning talk a few months ago, Paul Hammant will also be demonstrating his service virtualisation tool: Servirtium.

Plan of Attack:

18:00 - Doors open - Networking
18:45 - Welcome message!
19:00 - Elizabeth Fiennes - Testers, Let's Talk About Risk
19:30 - Break
19:45 - Paul Hammant - An Introduction to Servirtium
20:15 - Post Meetup Social (AKA pub)


Elizabeth Fiennes - Testers, let’s talk about risk

During a career spanning 20 years in testing, Elizabeth has been just as fascinated by those who are prone to taking risks as those who are allergic to taking risks.

In her own (un)quiet way, she has been studying both types of personality and learning from both.

Risks are fasinating little beasties and usually have a bad reputation. Sometimes justly so as they have grown up and turned into huge issues for companies.

However, some risks can be positive especially the ones that save time, money and effort. These are good and are risks worth taking.

The type of risks testers need to be able to assess are the negative ones with the bad consequences but in order to do that we must be able to understand our own appitite for risk.

Everyone has an appitite for some level of risk. Do you know what yours is? Do you know how it impacts your decision making as a tester?

Via a risk game of our speaker's own devilish devising, we are going to help everyone in the room work out what their appetite for risk is and then explain what to do with all this new found knowledge.


Paul Hammant - An Introduction to Servirtium

So your team has super-achieved with Selenium (or equivalent) functional testing of your web app in your continuous integration infrastructure?

The next step, for faster, more solid advanced builds utilises "Technology Compatibility Kits", as facilitated by Service Virtualization technologies.

The co-creator of Selenium 1.0, Paul Hammant, shows how by talking through a simple standalone example with a test suite in Java/JUnit.