TECH5 – Kill regression!

November 8, 2023 from 14:30 to 15:10

Speaker: Valentin Ranshakov, Flink (DE)

Valentin is a quality software wizard, with over a decade of experience in the fast-paced world of extreme scrum and agile environments. He’s a master of effective software quality assurance and testing, and he’s always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Today, Valentin is working on the cutting edge of consumer-focused software development, building high-quality mobile apps and backends that delight millions of users. But he’s not content to rest on his laurels – his biggest challenge is helping his teams build, break, and recover ecosystems at lightning speed, all while keeping their focus firmly on the end user. It’s a thrilling ride, but Valentin wouldn’t have it any other way.

In the fast-paced world of agile software development, efficiency and speed are key factors to success. Regression testing, while a powerful tool, may not always be the most practical solution in such environments. While this form of testing has traditionally been used to identify defects and issues with the software, the process can be slow, expensive, and can impede development teams from experimenting with new code on production. In his talk „Kill regression!“, Valentin will explain how the implementation of correct tools and environments, developers can reduce the need for manual regression testing, which can be cumbersome, time-consuming, and resource-intensive. Furthermore, the tools can provide valuable insights into how new code changes will impact user experience and help teams make informed decisions about releasing new features and updates.