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  • 5 Essential Quality Metrics that Matter: Measuring the Quality of Your Product
    5 Essential Quality Metrics that Matter: Measuring the Quality of Your Product Jeremy Bivaud, Director of Professional Services, Rainforest QA Recorded: Dec 14 2017 46 mins
    Implementing a more strategic approach to testing can have a huge impact on product quality, but measuring exactly how your QA strategy has made a difference can be challenging. The long-term success of any QA strategy depends on measuring change and communicating that change to the team at large, so it’s important to measure the right metrics.

    In this webinar, discover...
    1. Five essential metrics that QA teams should track
    2. How to avoid common pitfalls when it comes to measuring the success of a QA strategy
    3. Techniques to level-up product quality by taking a data-driven approach to software testing
  • How Much Do I Need to Test? Creating a Custom QA Strategy
    How Much Do I Need to Test? Creating a Custom QA Strategy Russ Smith, CTO & Co-founder, Rainforest QA & Maddie Blumenthal, Director of Customer Success, Rainforest QA Recorded: Nov 30 2017 46 mins
    It’s easy to get into the mindset of testing-all-the-things. But aiming for quantity over quality will still leave you with coverage gaps, while also dragging down the speed of your QA cycle. In this webinar, we’ll talk about how to determine how much you should be testing, and how to design your QA strategy to fit the needs of your team and product.

    In this webinar, learn how to...
    1. Balance the number of tests against your assurance
    2. Build test suites strategically to maximize impact.
    3. Cover all your bases without compromising time & resources.
  • Integrating Quality into Software Development
    Integrating Quality into Software Development Edward Paulet Recorded: Nov 16 2017 29 mins
    Agile teams are beginning to test earlier than ever before in order to improve quality, shorten test cycles and reduce the possibility of releasing bugs. To successfully move fast without breaking things, teams must integrate quality assurance into their CI/CD processes.

    In this webinar, you will learn:

    1. The fundamentals of automatable QA strategies
    2. How to successfully integrate quality into your CI process
    3. How to shorten the feedback loop between catching and fixing bugs
  • Crack the Automation Code and Create a Balanced Test Automation Strategy
    Crack the Automation Code and Create a Balanced Test Automation Strategy Derek Choy, CIO, Rainforest QA Recorded: Nov 15 2017 60 mins
    Test automation is often held up as the QA endgame. Teams mistakenly believe that if they can crack the automation code, all of their quality problems will be solved. But even when implemented perfectly, automated tests are brittle, flaky, and require significant upkeep.

    Automation is a critical QA tool, but it's not a magic bullet. To get the most out of automated testing and drive high-quality releases, teams must devise a QA strategy that balances management costs and testing speed.

    Join this web seminar to learn how to create a balanced test automation strategy that satisfies your team’s needs.

    You’ll also learn:

    - The true cost of test automation
    - How to adapt your test automation approach to fit faster iteration cycles
    - The best tools and processes to complement your automation strategy
  • Discover how Nationwide prepares for GDPR rules with centralised data management
    Discover how Nationwide prepares for GDPR rules with centralised data management Richard Jordan (Nationwide), Christoph Luykx (CA Technologies) Recorded: Nov 7 2017 53 mins
    The EU General Data Protection Regulation is still a very big topic. Over 90% of organizations believe that the GDPR will impact the way they collect, use and process personal data. Will your organisation be ready on May 25, 2018?

    Join us on November 7th, 2017 to hear how Nationwide focus its efforts on consumer data protection through the creation of a Testing Services Practice; a centralised group tasked with establishing best practice in testing and with implementing data management capabilities across the firm in a federated, “hub-and-spoke”, model in order to comply with their GDPR requirements.
  • Automate your APIs for Real Testing Acceleration
    Automate your APIs for Real Testing Acceleration Ronda Kiser-Oakes, Perficient and Karl Miller, CA Technologies Recorded: Nov 2 2017 56 mins
    For organizations embarking on a digital transformation and pressured to deliver innovative applications, CA Service Virtualization eliminates common development and testing constraints to accelerate your SDLC while achieving up to 50% higher quality application releases. Only CA is positioned as a large scale global IT software player, with the nimbleness your organization requires in the Application Economy.

    If you are serious about changing the way applications are built and delivered, join CA and Perficient and learn how you can 'Automate your API’s and create real ROI with CA Service Virtualization’. CA Service Virtualization addresses the problems of delivering bug-free code that can scale, due to the virtualized testing capabilities.
  • Don't Get Tricked: Use Service Virtualization to Fill Your Testing Gaps
    Don't Get Tricked: Use Service Virtualization to Fill Your Testing Gaps Christopher Reites and Rick Bansal, CA Technologies Recorded: Oct 31 2017 66 mins
    Testing when systems or components are unavailable can be spooky. How do you execute quality tests when the component you need to test against has not yet materialized?

    Don’t let missing components or other dependencies scare you away from testing early and often. Use service virtualization to emulate the behavior of specific software components that your application needs to test against. Accelerate test efforts, improve application quality, and reduce costs and risks—so that testing is a treat, not a trick.

    Join this web seminar to learn:
    - What service virtualization is
    - What service virtualization can be used to simulate
    - How service virtualization can help with continuous testing and enable parallel development
  • How to Move Your Shift Left Strategy Beyond Unit Tests
    How to Move Your Shift Left Strategy Beyond Unit Tests Nicolas Valcarcel, Security Architect, Rainforest QA Recorded: Oct 26 2017 52 mins
    Many teams are now “shifting left,” and starting their QA process earlier in the development cycle. But in most cases shift left testing was confined to unit testing alone. While unit testing is a core component of a continuous testing strategy, teams that want to optimize for speed and quality should shift functional testing left, too.

    In this webinar, learn how to:
    1. Adopt a shift left strategy for functional testing
    2. Optimize your testing strategy to get comprehensive results more frequently
    3. Develop and ship features faster with minimal risk of bugs in production
  • Using EU GDPR Compliance to Build Better Apps
    Using EU GDPR Compliance to Build Better Apps Nathan Devoll, CA Technologies Recorded: Oct 25 2017 45 mins
    With less than a year before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) goes into effect, many companies are scrambling to figure out how to be compliant with yet another regulation. A better way to approach this (or any) compliance initiative is to understand its basic requirements then search for solutions that will not only help you to meet compliance, but improve your business.

    Don’t just become compliant, become better! The EU GDPR is not only an opportunity to evaluate how your teams use personal data for testing, but how those teams can build better data from scratch with faster and better results.

    Join our expert, Nathan Devoll from CA Technologies, as he clearly explains the EU GDPR and builds the case for generating new data more quickly without the compliance headaches. You’ll come away with a clear understanding how you can become EU GDPR compliant and build better data, at the same time!
  • Version Control: Managing Tests, Results and Source Code
    Version Control: Managing Tests, Results and Source Code Jonathan Barber Recorded: Oct 12 2017 57 mins
    Writing software is hard, with projects easily reaching hundreds of thousands of lines of text. Source control allows developers to manage these giant corpuses, tracking who made what changes and when. In this webinar we’ll talk about how you can use the same source control systems to manage tests and their results, so you always have a record of what happened and when.

    In this webinar, learn about:
    1. The basics of source code management (SCM) tools
    2. How to use SCM to manage your test suite
    3. The advantages of storing tests alongside your source code
  • Rainforest 2.0 | Product Demo
    Rainforest 2.0 | Product Demo Otávio Dalarossa, Sr. Product Manager, Rainforest QA Recorded: Oct 11 2017 56 mins
    Experience Rainforest in a much cleaner and easier to use interface. We redesigned the entire platform from the ground up and will be giving a live demo on Rainforest 2.0. We will also introduce a new set of tools that make it easier to organize your test suite and view your test coverage. The session will conclude with a live Q&A.
  • The Building Blocks of Better QA: How to Take a Modular Approach to Testing
    The Building Blocks of Better QA: How to Take a Modular Approach to Testing Derek Choy, VP of Engineering, Rainforest QA Recorded: Sep 28 2017 35 mins
    Growing teams often hit a ceiling when scaling QA. Writing and maintaining the number of tests required to comprehensively test a complex product can easily become a major time and resource sink. By taking a modular approach to testing, QA and development teams can more effectively integrate testing into their development cycles and reduce management overhead significantly.

    In this webinar, discover how to...
    1. Adopt a modular approach to test case management
    2. Build test coverage that provides the greatest ROI
    3. Improve QA efficiency over time
  • Scaling Mobile QA without Scaling Your Team
    Scaling Mobile QA without Scaling Your Team Derek Choy Recorded: Sep 19 2017 53 mins
    In order to stay at the front of the crowded mobile app market, companies have to provide a stellar user experience. Delivering exceptional performance and the latest features quickly is critical.

    But traditional QA practices are often slow, clunky, and poorly suited for the fast-moving mobile app teams. As a result, many teams with hybrid or mobile products haven’t found a QA process that fits their product and workflow requirements, much less one that accelerates development.

    Join this web seminar to discover techniques the QA team can use to scale up their mobile app testing strategy without adding unnecessary people to the team (or more phones to the drawer).

    You will learn:

    - Why traditional QA is a poor fit for mobile software development
    - How to evaluate and apply mobile testing tools and environments in a scalable way
    - How to create a strategy designed for better coverage, not more test cases
    - What role test automation should play in a highly effective mobile QA strategy
  • Speed Up Your Testing with an Automated, End-to-End, Continuous Testing Workflow
    Speed Up Your Testing with an Automated, End-to-End, Continuous Testing Workflow Keith Puzey, CA Technologies Recorded: Aug 31 2017 50 mins
    Testing is a critical but very time-consuming part of the release cycle—in fact, 63% of DevOps adopters still cite current QA processes as a bottleneck. Testing hand-offs, communications, validation and feedback are still very manual. How can you streamline your testing workflow to speed the process and enable better visibility into your testing regimen?

    View this session to learn how to eliminate the testing logjam and put ‘continuous’ in your testing strategy. We’ll demonstrate an integrated testing workflow in CA Continuous Delivery Director that triggers test cases, virtualizes services, manages test data, runs performance tests, checks for security vulnerabilities, validates against criteria, deploys to production and delivers feedback.

    See how you can stay informed at every stage of the application release cycle and speed the delivery of higher-quality apps.
  • 4 Ways Model-Based Testing Can Help You Test at the Speed of Agile
    4 Ways Model-Based Testing Can Help You Test at the Speed of Agile Alex Martins, Continuous Testing CTO, CA Technologies Recorded: Aug 29 2017 63 mins
    In today’s agile environments, coding without testing in mind makes you unprepared for the velocity or the volume of changes required to attain continuous testing and delivery. Employing a model-based testing approach gets testing on the fast track and lets you test at the speed of agile.

    Unlike traditional testing approaches, model-based testing enables rigorous testing that fits into the same sprint, while allowing stakeholders—from testers and developers to business analysts—to stay in alignment and remain flexible.

    View this session and learn how to employ model-based testing techniques in four key areas of testing: requirements engineering, test design automation, agile testing, and test case optimization.

    You will also learn how to overcome the key challenges developers and testers face, including:

    - Ambiguous requirements
    - Limited test coverage
    - Test data bottlenecks
    - Unavailable system components
    - Lack of automation
  • The speed of test design and test data isn’t just for delivering pizza!
    The speed of test design and test data isn’t just for delivering pizza! Philip and Dan Howard, Bloor Research Recorded: Aug 29 2017 53 mins
    Shift-left requirements and test case design, along with finding and creating the right test data quickly are key to faster software development. With the right tools and processes, developers and testers can finally make testing a robust advantage within their SDLC.

    View session as Bloor Research reviews results of their recent market updates for Test Data Management and Test Design Automation, discussing how test design and test data management are pivotal to achieving your continuous testing initiatives. You'll learn about the key features needed in test design and test data management solutions to accelerate your testing."
  • How to Beat the Biggest Bottleneck to Continuous Cloud Deployments
    How to Beat the Biggest Bottleneck to Continuous Cloud Deployments Keith Puzy, CA Technologies and Titus Fortner, Sauce Labs Recorded: Aug 23 2017 52 mins
    Silos. Lack of visibility. Some agile teams… some not. Manual handoffs. Bottlenecks. This summer, it’s time to get outside (your old processes) and take some time off (your application release cycle). Take back your weekends and spend more time by the pool. We’ll show you how to automate, orchestrate, and facilitate continuous everything – and that includes continuous testing – one of the biggest bottlenecks of all.

    Join CA DevOps and Sauce Labs to learn the tips and tricks for a better summer… and beyond.

    You’ll learn how to:

    Automatically shift quality left: Orchestrate and automate testing in every phase of the SDLC with automated promotion and feedback loops

    Accelerate testing in the cloud: Test web and mobile apps in parallel – achieve up to 10X improvement in testing time. Use tools of choice while optimizing every aspect of your complex, interdependent multi-application pipelines.

    Get started in less than 1 hour….and for free!

    Achieve truly automated, continuous delivery (including continuous testing!!!) in the cloud with CA and Sauce Labs
  • Test Before You Code
    Test Before You Code Alex Martins, CTO Continuous Testing, CA Technologies Recorded: Aug 23 2017 33 mins
    Learn Four Ways Model-based Testing Can Help You Test at the Speed of Agile.

    Coding without testing in mind, is a classic mark of traditional testing. It slows you down in a big way, and therefore unfit for the speed, velocity or the volume of changes required to attain Continuous Testing and Delivery.

    There’s a better way. Employing a Model-based Testing approach, enabling true Agile Testing.

    In this webcast, you’ll learn how to employ Model-based Testing techniques in these four key areas of testing: Requirements Engineering, Test Design Automation, In-sprint Testing, and Test Case Optimization – advancing your knowledge on important testing concepts like requirements flowchart modeling, test case design, test coverage and test automation.

    View this session and be on your way to getting Testing on the fast-track – at the speed of Agile.
  • 5 Ways to Improve Your Agile/DevOps Automation Strategy
    5 Ways to Improve Your Agile/DevOps Automation Strategy Joshua Eastman, Test Automation Architect Recorded: Aug 23 2017 43 mins
    Test automation has become a must, especially in agile and DevOps projects with their goals of continuous integration and fast deployment. QA teams face many challenges today with testing including emerging technologies, digital maturity, and fast-paced delivery expectations.

    In this session, attendees will learn about:
    1.Key challenges in today’s testing landscape that impact automation testing
    2.Ways to set expectations for automation that accelerate buy-in and support
    3.Considerations for prioritizing types of testing and technologies for automation
    4.Understanding who should be included in planning for automation
  • Managing Complexity in the World of Predictive
    Managing Complexity in the World of Predictive Dr. Megan Sheehan and Vandan Nayak, HPE Recorded: Aug 22 2017 32 mins
    If you haven’t already, we recommend you listen to the first webinar in this series, the 9-minute overview by our SVP and GM Raffi Margaliot as he introduces the three core disruptions facing application delivery teams today.

    Software development teams are under pressure to release faster while maintaining the same level of quality—or ideally increasing it. This has significantly increased application lifecycle complexity to the point of chaos. Join us, as we discuss how application development teams can leverage HPE’s ALM Octane, an integrated lifecycle management solution, along with advanced analytics to mitigate the risks in application delivery and optimize their resource investments. Learn how to scale Agile and DevOps processes with data driven insights and prescriptive guidance.
  • What’s behind the “1-2 punch” of continuous testing
    What’s behind the “1-2 punch” of continuous testing Rick Bansal, Principal Consultant, CA Technologies Recorded: Aug 16 2017 45 mins
    Learn the “1-2 punch” of continuous testing by simulating needed test environments and running multi-layer testing across 100’s of protocols even before the UI is complete.With organization’s DevOps efforts testing maturity becomes a key differentiator in organization’s ability to deliver innovation to market. The benefit Agile practices gave development teams to speed up their sprints also left QA and testing professionals having to play catch-up due to slow and inadequate testing practices at the time.

    This session covers how DevTest solutions from CA allows development and testing teams to virtualize critical components, environments and 3rd party systems that might have cost or access restrictions, and then automate functional, regression, API, Web UI and performance tests across all application layers by invoking and verifying the behavior of each component.
  • Do You Have Enough Test Data to Complete Your Two-Week Sprint?
    Do You Have Enough Test Data to Complete Your Two-Week Sprint? Wilfred Mathanaraj, Principal Product Owner, CA Technologies Recorded: Aug 9 2017 34 mins
    Agile development teams are working in two-week sprints. Accomplishing a two-week sprint means having access to the right test data quickly. This is where synthetic data generation comes to the rescue. With CA Test Data Manager companies can generate the right test data when they need it.

    View this session to learn how:
    - Test data can be built from scratch to meet your two-week sprints
    - Your test teams can save time using an automated data creation solution
  • Reach for the cloud: Cost-effective scalability with hybrid cloud and SaaS
    Reach for the cloud: Cost-effective scalability with hybrid cloud and SaaS Malcolm Isaacs and Petri Maanonen, HPE Recorded: Jul 28 2017 23 mins
    If you haven’t already, we recommend you listen to the first webinar in this series, the 9-minute overview by our SVP and GM Raffi Margaliot as he introduces the three core disruptions facing application delivery teams today.

    The cloud changes two main aspects of application delivery. Firstly, cloud and SaaS models change how applications are built and tested, moving from custom development to composites of on-premises and cloud APIs; and secondly, cloud economics drive development, testing, and lifecycle management tool purchase preference towards SaaS and Cloud utility models. This webinar will explore how taking the time and effort to evaluate the benefits of hybrid-cloud development and testing will ultimately pay off major dividends in cost and agility.
  • Behavior-Driven Development: A Guide to Agile Practices
    Behavior-Driven Development: A Guide to Agile Practices Joshua Eastman, Test Automation Architect Recorded: Jul 26 2017 54 mins
    Behavior-Driven Development with Ruby/Cucumber automation is a practical, fail-proof, read-to-use strategy or process that improves software quality and decreases costs. 

    Ambiguity and miscommunication cause the majority of critical defects and undesirable outcomes in the software development lifecycle. Behavior Driven Development (BDD) ensures that requirements are accurate. It builds a mutual understanding of what should be developed and tested through a common vocabulary.

    This webinar introduces BDD methods that promote product quality by generating business requirements in Gherkin (Given-When-Then) format. Tool agnostic, BDD emphasizes communication between business, requirements analysts, developers, and testers to ensure quality expectations are achieved. Describing requirements in the form of system behavior eliminates scope creep and guarantees proper software functionality.
  • Keys to Continuous Testing for Faster Delivery
    Keys to Continuous Testing for Faster Delivery Shane Evans, Director of Product Management and Ayal Cohen, Chief Functional Architect, HPE Recorded: Jul 21 2017 25 mins
    If you haven’t already, we recommend you listen to the first webinar in this series, the 9-minute overview by our SVP and GM Raffi Margaliot as he introduces the three core disruptions facing application delivery teams today.

    Your business needs to deliver faster. To accommodate, Development needs to introduce fewer changes but in a much more frequent cadence. This creates a challenge for test teams to keep up with the rapid pace of change without compromising on quality. Automation is paramount to the success or failure of Continuous Delivery, and Continuous Testing enables early and frequent quality feedback throughout the CI/CD pipeline. In this webinar, we will explore how to implement Continuous Testing to ensure high quality releases in a Continuous Delivery environment; including what to test and when to automate new functionality in order to optimize your efforts.
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