Apr. 3rd 2012: Current Testing Challenges by Janet Gregory

In the book that Janet Gregory wrote with Lisa Crispin (Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams), she recommends using the automation pyramid as a model for automated test coverage. In this model, most of the automated tests should be unit tests and tests below the user interface – API level tests. As more and more applications are transferring logic back into the client side (e.g. using Javascript) , this model may fall apart. In her talk, Janet will address some of these issues and will lead a discussion on what teams are currently doing in their environments.

About Janey Gregory

An agile testing coach and practitioner, Janet Gregory is the co-author of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams and a contributor to 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know. Janet specializes in showing agile teams how testers can add value in areas beyond critiquing the product; for example, guiding development with business-facing tests. For the past ten years, Janet has been working with teams to transition to agile development, and teaches agile testing courses and tutorials worldwide. Janet contributes articles to publications such as Better Software, Software Test & Performance Magazine and Agile Journal, and enjoys sharing her experiences at conferences and user group meetings around the world. For more about Janet’s work, visit www.janetgregory.ca or visit her blog at janetgregory.blogspot.com

ICT 121 University of Calgary

6:00 - 6:30 Snacks
6:30 - 7:30 Presentation

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 18:30