Paul Bruce, "Put That In Your Pipeline and Smoke Test It!" @ mabl

Ministry of Testing: Boston
Ministry of Testing: Boston
Public group


101 Arch St, Floor 16 · Boston, ma

How to find us

Take Red or Orange lines to Downtown Crossing. You can enter 101 Arch St either from the subway platform (brass doors beyond the entrance to Roche Bros), or across from Macy's and next to Pret A Manger (brass doors). Pay parking is available.

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The Ministry of Testing - Boston will be holding its December meeting at mabl's office 101 Arch St., on the 16th floor.

Our speaker of the night will be Paul Bruce, DevOps advisor and Lead Customer Engineer at Neotys. Paul will be presenting a talk, "Put That In Your Pipeline and Smoke Test It!"

Thank you, for hosting and sponsoring our group once again!

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6:00 pm: Meet and greet, enjoying food and beverages sponsored by mabl. Vegetarian options will be available. Let the organizer know if you have any dietary restrictions.

6:30 pm: The talk begins!
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About the Talk:

"The 'Automate As Much As Possible' death march is upon us. Everything that can be automated should be…so that we can put it in a delivery (or test) pipeline, right? What about stuff that can’t be automated like mobile fingerprint verification, or dare we say 'shouldn’t' such as measuring the time impacts of proposed tweaks to critical user journeys?

"In this discussion, Customer Engineer and Chief DevOps Nerd Paul Bruce will walk through some key considerations for what/when/where to test via automation and how to identify non-automatable processes where feedback loops are still worth having in place. Come prepared to share your experiences and do some group 'hive minding' about these topics too!"

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About the Speaker:

"Paul Bruce is a DevOps advisor, helping to transform enterprise software teams and delivery practices. He currently works with the Neotys team as Lead Customer Engineer, is a working group member of IEEE 2675 and a Founder at Growgistics. His research wheelhouse includes cloud management, high availability service architecture, API design and experience, continuous testing at scale, and organizational learning frameworks.

"Paul writes, listens, and teaches about software delivery patterns in enterprises and key industries around the world.

"You can learn more at: "

Paul is one of the organizers of DevOpsDays Boston ( ) which was held September 23rd and 24th, and the Boston DevOps Meetup ( ) .

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About mabl (

mabl is the leading SaaS provider for ML-based test automation.

While development teams have increased their velocity through continuous delivery, the QA tools they use have not kept pace. mabl enables continuous testing with a script-free test automation framework and cutting-edge cloud services allow our customers to run tests without having to manage test infrastructure.

mabl uses proprietary machine learning models to automatically identify application bugs, including visual regressions, javascript errors, broken links, increased page latency, and more. To learn more about mabl, visit

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