15.11.2018 – Day One
Conference Opening (10:00-10:30)
Few words from Program Comitee (10:30-10:50)
Opening Lecture (10:50-11:35)
If you ask people what does software engineer do, you’ll probably get a quick answer. But when you ask what does QA do – well the answer probably won’t be that obvious. Quality is such a wide topic that it’s even hard to imagine one person able to handle everything. Still we can try to build a super QA hero that is able to face all the incoming challenges. Also as developers have their software craftsmanship movement, we will try to define quality craftsmanship rules we can follow to be ready for the future.
coffee break (11:35-11:50)
A lot is said about the so-called “toolboxes” of testers and developers – they are specialized, engineering and tailored to the tasks of the employee. However, when we ask about the manager’s “toolbox” we hear – it falls into the range of soft skills. We used to treat these as unspecified, non-engineering, fuzzy…
ISTQB® (www.istqb.org) – International Software Testing Qualifications Board – is the world-wide leader in certification of professionals in software testing, with over 570,000 certificates issued in more than 120 countries as of December 2017.
The abyss of enterprise can get you easily lost when it comes to the quality assurance. You’ll get bombarded with strangely crafted KPI’s, like number of test cases executed per day or number of defects per test case.
coffee break (13:25-13:40)
We had discussion panel at test conferences in the past. However, had we ever “an expert” debate on the conference? Maciej and Michał – both agree on many general ideas but have a completely different view on details. It either will be fun, or it will go horribly wrong!
Exploratory testing is experiencing a renaissance. After the times when the tester had previously prepared scenarios, one by one, came the time for creative work and exploring the meanders of the developed application.
The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) was founded in 2002 with the goal to advance the software testing professeion. Since then the “ISTQB® Certified Tester” scheme has become the world-wide leader in the certification of competences in software testing.
Distrowatch.com currently list over 300 publicly available Linux distributions. Volunteers make most of them. How it’s possible that they don’t explode into our faces on a regular basis? I will show the different aspects of Linux distribution testing with stress on automation of the whole process.
coffee break (15:15-15:30)
Having had worked in the IT industry for over 11 years, as a software developer, sysadmin, QA tester, security tester, network administrator, security architect, head of security and C-level executives advisor, I’ve been exposed to some seriously successful and fulfilled people.
This is not a conference speech. Neither workshop. It isn’t panel discussion either. Neither seminary nor live demo. This is unconference – a participant-driven meeting where knowledge transfer, problem solving, experience sharing, and relationship building take place at the same time and space.
Despite years of efforts to improve the professional approach to developing software systems, many of these projects continue to fail. Investigations into these failures invariably denote poor interactions between humans, both within development teams and with customers and users, as a key factor.
Most companies cannot imagine a security audit of the created software without the participation of external experts or a dedicated company. Such tests are of course important (although usually expensive), but in order to bring high value they have to be repeated regularly.
In the Agile methodology, the role of retrospectives in the team’s improvement process is always emphasized. These retrospectives allow the team to draw conclusions from previous iterations, find weaknesses and areas necessary to improve the stability of the team.
coffee break (17:05-17:20)
Let’s take a look how the process of quality assurance has evolved in Cognifide. I would like to take you on a journey through the transformation of quality assurance process in our company from the dinosaurs to the electrically driven car sent into space.
In whatever context you do software testing, always the same question pops up; What is more important, Commitment or Qualification? So many things in software testing can appear to be influential, but none as much as these two! After all, good testing requires committed and qualified testers.
I noticed that many companies have no UX designers and products are just created by developers without any clear idea of how it should look, how it should work and what is the purpose of product or feature.
Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are becoming more and more popular – they shorten the time required for crating and deliver them to end users. As a result any companies decides to introduce them to their clients.