In this track you will learn the strategic and practical approaches to software testing and test case design, based on the underlying software development methodology.

Usability Testing 101

Users have many choices today for apps and web apps. In virtually every category, there are many alternatives with over 2 million apps in the iPhone & Android market places, with new startups coming online every day. Switching between apps is as easy as pressing down on the icon for a few seconds. Research has […]

The Automation Maturity Heuristic

Is your framework designed for writing automated tests, or for automated testing? We call them automation frameworks but typically they are single purpose software full of assumptions around that purpose, tightly coupled to executing complete end to end test cases. Inspired by the Richardson Maturity Model for REST Api’s, I will share a heuristic model […]

Speed Dating in the Tool Pool

You’re starting at a new company. You’re beginning a greenfield project. Your agile transformation is calling for a tech revolution. You’re part of a Testing Center of Excellence. Or your needs just aren’t being met anymore. Whatever the reason, you’re in the market for new testing tools, you have all the freedom in the world… […]

Workshop: Test Design for Fully Automated Build Architectures

Imagine: as soon as any developed functionality is submitted into the code repository, it is automatically subjected to the appropriate battery of tests and then released straight into the wild. Setting up the pipeline to do just that is becoming more and more common, but most organizations hit the same stumbling block: just what IS […]

It’s Always Sunny in Mobile Accessibility

Do you want to be a Golden God of mobile accessibility? First you are going to need your tools. The increased usage of mobile devices by individuals with disabilities makes it critical for teams to understand how to test mobile applications. Currently, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) addresses only a fraction of mobile web […]

No Users Left Behind: Accessibility & Inclusive Design in Action

Accessibility makes it possible to have those with various disabilities be able to access information and services. Inclusive Design focuses on making choices so that software and services are usable by as many people as possible. They are distinct but complementary facets of software development and delivery, and they are difficult to add to software […]

Is it Testable? Asking Your Applications and Engineers Better Questions

Have you ever felt like you were working at cross purposes with an application you were developing and testing? Have you wished that there were easier ways to interact with your application? Do you struggle with the fact that efforts to automate your application under development yield less than satisfactory results? Perhaps you discover that […]

How to Rebuild Trust in Your Test Automation

“Trust Takes Years To Build, Seconds To Break And Forever To Repair.” Product delivery teams these days often rely on feedback from automated tests to determine the quality of the product they are working on. Running automated tests every night or after every commit, depending on the type of test and the adopted development process, […]

Reading Between The Lines: Correcting ATDD Myths and Traps in Automation

Acceptance Test-Driven Development has become an industry buzz word, and that buzz has reached your automation doorstep. With all of the promises of conversational language test cases, increased communication, and productivity, this is paradigm almost seems too good to be true. When your team starts the process of implementing ATDD, there is a healthy amount […]

Certification: ISTQB Test Engineering Foundation Level Training (Day 2)

This is a 3-Day Course. Beginning Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2020 The Foundation Level Test course, created by Rex Black, past President of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB), past President of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB) and co-author of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board Foundation Syllabus, is […]