KEYNOTE 1: Quality is not (only) testing!

October 6, 2021 from 9:15 to 10:00

Speaker: Gáspár Nagy, Spec Solutions (HU)

Gáspár is the creator and the main contributor of SpecFlow, regular conference speaker, blogger, editor of the BDD Addict monthly newsletter, and co-author of the books „Discovery: Explore behavior using examples“ and „Formulation: Express examples using Given/When/Then“. He is also an independent coach, trainer, and test automation expert focusing on helping teams implementing BDD and SpecFlow. He has more than 20 years of experience in enterprise software development as he worked as an architect and agile developer coach.

Testing tools and techniques are flourishing nowadays. We have more and more of them in our toolbelt that we can use to improve software quality. But probably you have also experienced that while these tools and techniques work very well, on a team or product level our quality expectations are not met, even if we spend a lot of time on testing.

In this talk, we will examine problems that have arisen due to a missing strategy and some approaches to how you can map out an appropriate testing strategy. We will check out a few commonly used testing tools and techniques and try to match them to our approach. We will also try to unveil the true value of the automation testing pyramid. Quality is not only testing! It is also about strategy!