Agile + DevOps West 2020 Concurrent Session : Speed Dating in the Test Tool Pool


Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm

Speed Dating in the Test Tool Pool

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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... and you have no idea what you’re doing. Shopping for new tools is not unlike dating. You need to ask yourself the same questions: “What am I looking for?” “Do they fit in with the picture I have for my future?” “Will it get along with my friends colleagues?” On top of that, the testing tool landscape has changed so much in just the past few years. What expectations should you have? Where do you even go to “meet” these tools? Join Darrel Farris, as he explores what you should be looking for when dating testing tools so you can find the “one” for you and your software team. After all, nothing’s worse than being stuck in a bad relationship. Learning takeaways: How to decide how you want your tests to look and build your list of “requirements” Capabilities today’s “new generation” test tools offer that might help you Good ways your team can test drive and compare tools

Darrel Farris

Darrel Farris grew up with computers. He and his mom spent years "typing in programs" from magazines like Family Computing and Enter. Yes, there used to be magazines that published code and average humans would transcribe it! Since his early days as the neighborhood geek squad, Darrel has spent much of his career working his way through a variety of roles in product delivery, often focused on aspects of quality and testing — favoring the intersection of business and technology. He is currently a Solutions Architect at mabl, a venture-backed startup that is making intelligent end-to-end testing easier. His diverse technical experience and upbeat personality make him an engaging, compelling coach with a focus on nurturing good testing practices and empowering teams. In his free time, Darrel enjoys papercraft, tinkering with the insides of pianos, photography, and niche fragrances.