The best software QA and testing conferences of 2021

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Software QA and testing conferences scheduled for 2020 were thrown into turmoil amid the coronavirus pandemic. And conference organizers are still trying to figure out what to do about their 2021 events. App Dev & Testing, Testing, Conferences

The best software QA and testing conferences of 2020

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Attending conferences is the best way to keep your skills and knowledge about these trends up to date and connect with your peers in the larger testing community. App Dev & Testing, Testing, Application Testing, Conferences, Test Automation, Quality Assurance (QA

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Excited by the Upcoming CMG imPACt Performance and Capacity Conference

Alex Podelko

I am very excited by the upcoming CMG imPACt performance and capacity conference. It is only such vendor-neutral, 4-day, 5-track conference devoted completely to performance, capacity, scalability, and adjacent topics. A lot of events are scheduled: Performance and Capacity Hackathon (which is $10 / free for the conference attendees), Performance Testing Workshop, CMG Training / Badge Program, and the CMG imPACt 2017 conference itself.

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The best software testing conferences of 2019

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, Application Testing, Test Automation, ConferencesSome may see testing as a fairly boring and static set of practices, but the leaders in this space know that it is a vibrant discipline that is constantly improving every year, thanks to exciting new techniques made possible by better automation tools and artificial intelligence.

Texas Conference for Women 2020: “Improving Ourselves and the World We Live In”

Tasktop

Courtesy of our Austin-based partner Planview, one of this year’s sponsors of the Texas Conference for Women , we had the pleasure of attending the virtual conference as a group. . Ashley Fong, Product Analyst : This conference was an amazing way to wrap up this busy week!

Highlights from the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference in London 2018

O'Reilly Software

People from across the software architecture world came together in London for the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference. Continue reading Highlights from the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference in London 2018 Watch highlights from expert talks covering microservices, Kubernetes, serverless, and more. Below you'll find links to highlights from the event. The challenges of migrating 150+ microservices to Kubernetes.

Highlights from the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference in New York 2019

O'Reilly Software

People from across the software architecture world are coming together in New York for the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference. Watch " Roaming free: The power of reading beyond your field.". --> Continue reading Highlights from the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference in New York 2019 Watch highlights from expert talks covering cloud-native programming, software architecture career advice, and more.

I Ran This Whole Conference and I Didn’t Even Get a T-shirt

J. Paul Reed

As many of you know, Mary Thengvall and I produced and co-chaired REdeploy last year, a conference on the intersection of resilient technology, organizations, and people. Mary recently posted a three-part retrospective series on the conference. Relatedly, Mary and I produced this conference ourselves. Getting things like the conference name, domain names, the website up, a ticketing provider… all that matters… a lot. conference devops resilience-engineering redeploy

10 talks to look for at the 2018 O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference in London

O'Reilly Software

From chaos architecture to event streaming to leading teams, the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference offers a unique depth and breadth of content. We received more than 200 abstracts for talks for the 2018 O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference in London—on both expected and surprising topics. Two of the outstanding features of the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference are the depth and breadth of our content.

Highlights from the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference in New York 2018

O'Reilly Software

From the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference in New York 2018. Experts from across the software architecture world came together in New York for the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference. Continue reading Highlights from the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference in New York 2018 Watch highlights covering the latest tools and techniques of software architecture.

Spring Systems Conferences

All Things Distributed

The programs for 2 conferences with mainly operating and distributed systems contributions are online now: 1st EuroSys Conference, April 18-21, 2006, Leuven, Belgium 3rd Symposium on Networked Systems Design & Implementation (NSDI’06), May 8-10, 2006, San Jose, CA With 58 papers between the two conferences the systems research field appears to be very healthy

Some Observations on Conferences

All Things Distributed

The coffee breaks are the best parts of the conference I stole this remark from Harrison Owen. His observation was that the traditional way people come together to discuss issues was not very effective, but that they all thought the coffee breaks were the place where all the action happened

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The Conference Season is Opening Up Again

All Things Distributed

I have had the luxury of almost 4 months with any real conferences. Don’t get me wrong it is not that I do not enjoy the public speaking side of my job; it is just that I experience it always as rather disruptive. It is great to focus for a while and get things done

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Dynatrace releases ServiceNow-Madrid certified integration: Knowledge2019 conference

Dynatrace

Just in time for our annual visit to the ServiceNow Knowledge conference in Las Vegas , we’ve released an updated version of our Dynatrace-to-ServiceNow integration application. The post Dynatrace releases ServiceNow-Madrid certified integration: Knowledge2019 conference appeared first on Dynatrace blog. Dynatrace news.

Testing AI-based apps? Think like a human

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, Special Coverage: TSQA 2020 ConferenceYour testing of software that includes artificial intelligence (AI) components will be more sophisticated and robust if you just think in human terms.

4 elements of a highly effective continuous testing strategy

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, Agile + DevOps Conference, Special Coverage: Agile + DevOps Virtual, Continuous TestingOften, when organizations plan and implement an effective test automation strategy, they believe that they are implementing continuous testing. They are wrong.

2019 PostgreSQL Trends Report: Private vs. Public Cloud, Migrations, Database Combinations & Top Reasons Used

High Scalability

We found the answers at the Postgres Conference in March where we surveyed PostgreSQL users, contributors, and SQL and NoSQL database administrators alike. PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database system that has soared in popularity over the past 30 years from its active, loyal, and growing community. For the 2nd year in a row, PostgreSQL has kept the title of #1 fastest growing database in the world according to the DBMS of the Year report by the experts at DB-Engines.

Ensuring Performance, Efficiency, and Scalability of Digital Transformation

Alex Podelko

The CMG Impact conference (February 10-12, 2020 in Las Vegas) is coming. Looking at the program I have the same problem as I always had with CMG conferences – how could I attend all the sessions I want considering that we have multiple tracks? And the greatest advantage of the CMG Impact conference is that you have a chance to communicate with world renowned experts face-to-face. Cloud Events Performance Performance Engineering Capacity CMG Conference Scalability

2019 PostgreSQL Trends Report: Private vs. Public Cloud, Migrations, Database Combinations & Top Reasons Used

Scalegrid

We found the answers at the Postgres Conference in March where we surveyed PostgreSQL users, contributors, and SQL and NoSQL database administrators alike. PostgreSQL is an open source relational database system that has soared in popularity over the past 30 years from its active, loyal, and growing community. For the 2nd year in a row, PostgreSQL has kept the title of #1 fastest growing database in the world according to the DBMS of the Year report by the experts at DB-Engines.

Highlights from the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference in Berlin 2019

O'Reilly Software

Continue reading Highlights from the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference in Berlin 2019 Experts explore new trends, tools, and techniques in software architecture.

Kill more bugs! Add randomization to your web testing

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, Test Automation, STAREAST Conference, Special Coverage: STAREAST Conference 2019In his book Software Testing Techniques , Boris Beizer describes the Pesticide Paradox. In the context of software testing, it says that no matter what testing method you choose, you will still miss subtler "pests," or software bugs.

5 tips for streamlining test automations into CI pipelines

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, Automation Guild, Conferences, Test Automation, Continuous Integration (CI Many organizations struggle to integrate automated testing into their continuous integration (CI) pipelines—and it's no wonder. Just attempting to implement a successful CI presents challenges.

How to remove blind spots with visual testing

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, Test Automation, Special Coverage: EPIC Experience ConferenceVisual bugs are errors in the presentation of an application.

Recapping Monitorama 2019 (or, Why You Should Attend Monitorama 2020)

DZone

On top of accommodating travel on a case-by-case basis, Monitorama pays their speakers to ensure that anyone can speak at the conference no matter their financial situation. performance monitoring conference chaos engineering monitoramaMonitorama is the event of the year if you're in the monitoring and observability space! It's an inclusive event for speakers, attendees, and vendors alike to network and learn from each other in a safe, comfortable, and accessible environment.

How to choose the right software quality metric

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, Quality Assurance (QA), Special Coverage: EuroStar 2020 Online Conference, Application TestingMetrics run the world. Businesses need effective benchmarks to measure success, to see where changes need to be made, and to determine which projects have had the greatest impact. Within individual teams, too, metrics play a vital role in tracking success.

Parallelizing test automation? Read this first.

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, Test Automation, STAREAST Conference, STAREAST Conference 2019You've done your due diligence. You've reviewed your automation. You've responsibly removed or refactored appropriate components. But despite these efforts, your automation takes longer to execute than you can tolerate; your team just can't wait that long for feedback.

SAFe testing: 3 key challenges your QA team needs to know

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Special Coverage: EuroStar 2020 Online ConferenceQuality assurance and testing pros are facing a new set of challenges with the rise in adoption of scaled agile development models. While agile test strategies come with their own issues, scaling agile adds another level of complexity.

How to test when you know a bug won't be fixed

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, Special Coverage: TSQA 2020 Conference, Test AutomationWhen you're writing automated tests and run up against a defect or unexpected behavior, it can feel like hitting a brick wall—as if all your testing is screeching to a halt.

You built a talented QA team. Here's how to keep them

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, StarWEST Conference, Special Coverage: STARWEST Virtual + 2020, CareersAs a New York City public school teacher, I taught general music classes to up to 50 students, each with varying degrees of ability and readiness to learn.

Seven key enablers for continuous testing

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, Continuous testing, Special Coverage: STARWEST Conference 2019You're not doing continuous testing unless you're doing testing that occurs before, during, and after each software change is made. That's long been a goal for many testers.

7 ways to tidy up your test code

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, Application Testing, Special Coverage: STAREAST Conference 2019Your test code is a mess. You're not quite sure where anything is anymore. The fragility of it is causing your builds to fail. You're hesitant to make any changes for fear of breaking something else. The bottom line is that your tests do not spark joy, as organizing guru Marie Kondo would say.

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REdeploy is REturning!

J. Paul Reed

Last year, Mary Thengvall and I embarked on a journey to produce the software development and operations industry’s first conference on how to sustainably build and promote resilience in code & technology, teams, and individual people. resilience-engineering chaos-engineering devops conference

Test in production? Yes you can (and you should)

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, Special Coverage: O'Reilly Velocity Conference, Application Testing"I don't always test," muses the Most Interesting Man in the World, on one of the most evergreen tech meme posters of all time, "but when I do, I test in production." I have been laughing at that meme ever since someone posted it on the wall at work way back in. It's hilarious!

4 tips for agile testing in a waterfall world

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, Application Testing, Agile, Special Coverage: STAREAST Conference 2019Agile is awesome and has been around for years now, so every organization must be doing it, right? Actually, no, not in my experience. As an agile tester, you need to have strategies for dealing with semi-agile and waterfall development environments.

How to define load models for continuous testing

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, Performance Testing, Special Coverage: PerfGuild Conference 2019How can you take advantage of application performance monitoring (APM) products and logs to define realistic load models for continuous testing?

Rise of the machines: The coming AI/testing singularity

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Special Coverage: STAREAST Conference 2019, Test AutomationArtificial intelligence (AI) is the next exponential technology trend, and it's knocking on your front door.

3 frameworks that make UI testing more resilient

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, Special Coverage: STARWEST Conference 2019, Test AutomationOne of the biggest problems with test automation on any platform or operating system is synchronizing test automation interactions with the user interface (UI). It's challenging to know when the UI is ready for the next automated click.

How IaC helps testers achieve automation awesomeness

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, Special Coverage: STARWEST Conference 2019Usually when people think of code, they envision programs executed by computers to do X, Y, or Z. Infrastructure as code (IaC) is different. It is a method you can use to define a configuration model that represents a piece of your server environment.

AWS re:Invent 2013 - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

The AWS re:Invent user conference last year in Las Vegas was by many described as the best technology conference they had been to in a long time. This year we will again work hard to create a conference that will exceed your expectations of a conference that is unique in its high quality content and engagement.You can choose from 175+ sessions, training bootcamps, hands-on labs, and hackathons to gain deeper skills and knowledge of the AWS Cloud.

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Hacking with AWS at The Next Web Hackaton - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

Over the past years The Next Web Conference has become a premier conference on internet life and its technologies. I have been to the conference almost every year and it is getting better every time. Amsterdam is of course the ideal place for such a conference :-). I am excited to be in the jury that picks the hacks that will be highlighted at the main conference. All Things Distributed. Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems.

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Doing continuous testing? Here's why you should use containers

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, Special Coverage: STAREAST Conference 2019, Test Automation, Containerized Architecture, ContainersAll managers think they want containers, but few teams know what to do with them. When done thoughtfully, containerizing your services can transform the way your organization thinks about testing.

How to build a performance testing pipeline

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, Performance Testing, Special Coverage: PerfGuild 2019, PerfGuild ConferenceIf your company has adopted DevOps, you'll want to do performance testing as a part of your continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) release train.

A tester's guide to leveraging Kubernetes

TechBeacon Testing

App Dev & Testing, Testing, STAREAST Conference 2019, Application Testing, KubernetesWith the advent of agile and DevOps, organizations are moving from specialized roles to cross-functional teams—and that means cross-functional sharing of the specialized tools used in each silo.