Hi [[ session.user.profile.firstName ]]

How to Move Your Shift Left Strategy Beyond Unit Tests

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
Recorded Oct 26 2017 52 mins
Your place is confirmed,
we'll send you email reminders
Presented by
Nicolas Valcarcel, Security Architect, Rainforest QA
Presentation preview: How to Move Your Shift Left Strategy Beyond Unit Tests

Network with like-minded attendees

  • [[ session.user.profile.displayName ]]
    Add a photo
    • [[ session.user.profile.displayName ]]
    • [[ session.user.profile.jobTitle ]]
    • [[ session.user.profile.companyName ]]
    • [[ userProfileTemplateHelper.getLocation(session.user.profile) ]]
  • [[ card.displayName ]]
    • [[ card.displayName ]]
    • [[ card.jobTitle ]]
    • [[ card.companyName ]]
    • [[ userProfileTemplateHelper.getLocation(card) ]]
  • Channel
  • Channel profile
  • What Technical Leaders Should Know about Automation Before Biting the Bullet Recorded: Jun 19 2018 55 mins
    Derek Choy, CIO, Rainforest QA & Russ Smith, CTO and Co-founder, Rainforest QA
    As products and organizations mature, testing and QA become more critical to the overall success of a business. The ideal QA strategy should be fast, reliable, and fit right into a modern continuous integration pipeline. This leads many technical leaders to conclude that everything should be automated.

    In reality, not everything can, or should, be automated. Leaders must make difficult, high-impact decisions on behalf of their teams by asking: What should be automated? When should investments in automation be made? Is automation the most cost-effective solution to delivering quality?

    Join this web seminar to learn:

    1. How to mitigate risk and create a plan to proactively manage the biggest automated testing threats
    2. Ways to identify gaps in your current testing strategy and address them with solutions that complement CI/CD practices
    3. How to deliver working solutions to customers quickly to achieve business objectives in a crowded market
  • Common Pitfalls When Scaling Agile QA and How to Avoid Them Recorded: May 30 2018 53 mins
    Derek Choy, CIO, and Jeff Pineda, Sr. Professional Services Consultant, Rainforest QA
    An agile QA process is essential for any development team or organization's success. Creating an effective QA process is challenging, even for small organizations. As organizations grow in size and complexity, they must adapt their QA strategy to keep up with and stay ahead of development and product goals.

    How can fast-growing teams scale their QA processes efficiently, without creating a bloated, time-consuming or expensive processes?

    Join this webinar to learn how to develop an agile QA process that scales and avoid common growing pains. You'll also learn:

    1. The key characteristics of agile QA at scale
    2. Tips on how to set up for scaling success
    3. Strategies to avoid critical growth mistakes
  • Should Developers Own Quality? Pros and Cons of Developer Testing Recorded: May 15 2018 44 mins
    Edward Paulet, Robert Miller
    Most developer testing strategies require developers to pull double-duty, juggling both writing code and testing it. Although adding testing tools and procedures to developer processes can increase code quality and ownership, it slows down productivity significantly.

    How do organizations empower their developers to own quality without creating distractions that take them away from building and releasing innovative, new features?

    In this webinar, we’ll cover:
    1. Trade-offs to consider between standalone vs. embedded QA teams
    2. How a developer-owned QA team can effectively collaborate on testing ownership and code quality
    3. Tools and setups that enable individual developers to manage their QA processes end-to-end
  • To Automate or Not to Automate Recorded: Apr 25 2018 54 mins
    Dr. Maciej Gryka, Head of Science Team, Rainforest QA
    To Automate or Not to Automate:
    5 Things to Consider when Building a Test Automation Strategy

    Test automation is often seen as the driving force behind continuous delivery and agile practices in the application era. However, while test automation can help speed up the building and testing of apps, not every test case is a great fit for automation.

    Whether teams are developing a new QA strategy or optimizing an existing process, testing should be fast and reliable. But how do teams determine how to use test automation to the greatest impact, and when is human input critical to delivering exceptional customer experiences?

    Join this web seminar to learn key considerations for test automation and why some tests are better left to manual testers. You’ll also learn:

    1. When and how to get started with test automation
    2. How to identify which tests should be automated
    3. Risks and expectations to consider with automated testing
    4. How to implement manual testing and automated testing techniques where each is most applicable
  • Maintaining Legacy Code Quality: How to Work Effectively with Legacy Code Recorded: Mar 27 2018 46 mins
    Derek Choy, CIO, Rainforest QA and Akhila Iruku, Customer Success Team Lead, Rainforest QA
    Development cycles are moving faster than ever, and many teams now design QA processes to keep up with that speed. But what can teams with legacy code and older test databases do to bring their existing features up to speed?

    In this webinar, we’ll discuss QA strategies and tools that teams can use to address the challenges of maintaining legacy features and applications.

    We'll also cover:
    1. How to effectively strategize what types of tests to add to legacy software
    2. What cost-effective tools and testing strategies you can adopt in your organization
    3. Approaches to incorporating testing into your organization’s build pipelines
  • The True Cost of Shipping Defects: Find Bugs Before Your Customers Do Recorded: Mar 20 2018 35 mins
    Cameron Sheya, AJ Funk
    Development teams are shipping more features, faster than ever, and each release carries the risk of introducing bugs to your users. To ensure customer happiness, teams must have confidence that their QA process will catch any existing issues before they reach production. An effective strategy for identifying and addressing bugs is an essential component of any healthy QA strategy.

    In this webinar, our QA experts will cover:
    1. How teams can increase the efficacy of their QA process and reduce the number of bugs that reach customers
    2. How frontend teams can quickly triage bugs found in production
    3. Different types of testing that help teams deliver products and experiences that customers love
  • Continuous Testing: Striking a Balance Between Quality and Speed Recorded: Mar 7 2018 59 mins
    Russ Smith, CTO of Rainforest QA and Rob Zuber, CTO of CircleCI
    With shorter sprint cycles and more aggressive release cadences, many agile teams feel forced to choose speed over quality. However, the impact of poor software quality on a company’s bottom line proves that quality is a critical component to consider when trying to get new features to the market.

    By embracing continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD), many teams are able to perform continuous testing and successfully adapt to shorter sprint cycles while maintaining the quality of their code.

    Join this web seminar to discover how agile teams can strike the right balance between software quality and speed to achieve their goals while keeping customers happy.

    You will learn:

    1. How the adoption of CI/CD has changed the way developers ship software
    2. The trade-offs to consider between speed and quality
    3. The benefits of moving faster for developers and customers
    4. How to maintain quality in a high-velocity environment
  • QA without a QA Team Recorded: Jan 31 2018 43 mins
    Derek Choy (CIO), Jonathan Barber (Senior Engineering Manager) and Siobhan O'Donovan (Software Engineer) of Rainforest QA
    QA budgets are getting bigger but QA teams are getting smaller, with many fast-moving organizations forgoing a QA hire for as long as possible. But how do you keep quality high without a QA team? In this webinar, Rainforest engineers discuss how they’ve successfully implemented a developer-owned QA process at Rainforest.

    In this webinar, discover...
    1. How Rainforest manages the QA process without a dedicated QA headcount
    2. What the development teams must know about owning quality
    3. How teams can integrate testing into their workflow without increasing their workload
  • 5 Essential Quality Metrics that Matter: Measuring the Quality of Your Product Recorded: Dec 14 2017 46 mins
    Jeremy Bivaud, Director of Professional Services, Rainforest QA
    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 Recorded: Nov 30 2017 46 mins
    Russ Smith, CTO & Co-founder, Rainforest QA & Maddie Blumenthal, Director of Customer Success, Rainforest QA
    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 Recorded: Nov 16 2017 29 mins
    Edward Paulet
    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 Recorded: Nov 15 2017 60 mins
    Derek Choy, CIO, Rainforest QA
    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
  • How to Move Your Shift Left Strategy Beyond Unit Tests Recorded: Oct 26 2017 52 mins
    Nicolas Valcarcel, Security Architect, Rainforest QA
    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
  • Version Control: Managing Tests, Results and Source Code Recorded: Oct 12 2017 57 mins
    Jonathan Barber
    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 Recorded: Oct 11 2017 56 mins
    Otávio Dalarossa, Sr. Product Manager, Rainforest QA
    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 Recorded: Sep 28 2017 35 mins
    Derek Choy, VP of Engineering, Rainforest QA
    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 Recorded: Sep 19 2017 53 mins
    Derek Choy
    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
  • Create an Agile QA Strategy That Scales with Your Testing Team Recorded: May 30 2017 55 mins
    Quentin Thomas, Sr. QA Automation Engineer at Bleacher Report and Derek Choy, VP of Engineering at Rainforest QA
    Developing a QA strategy that scales to meet the changing needs of a growing organization is a major challenge. Traditional testing techniques can’t keep up with a fast-paced development cadence.

    For many of these growing software companies, determining whether a product or feature is ready to ship is difficult, and there is no one-size-fits-all strategy.

    Join this web seminar to discover how testing needs change as a company grows, and how your team can adapt its QA strategy to an agile approach that fits. You’ll learn the key factors expanding software companies must consider to optimize their QA strategy for both speed and quality.

    You will learn how to:
    - Find the balance between deployment speed and code quality
    - Determine the scope of testing that is appropriate for your organization
    - Develop a forward-thinking QA strategy that scales with your team
Rainforest QA
Rainforest QA helps agile and continuous delivery engineering teams move faster with the industry’s only AI-powered crowdtesting platform. Our platform leverages 50,000 qualified testers to deliver on-demand, comprehensive and machine learning verified regression test results. Rainforest customers spend less time and money testing so they can ship better applications faster. Learn more at www.rainforestqa.com/

Embed in website or blog

Successfully added emails: 0
Remove all
  • Title: How to Move Your Shift Left Strategy Beyond Unit Tests
  • Live at: Oct 26 2017 6:00 pm
  • Presented by: Nicolas Valcarcel, Security Architect, Rainforest QA
  • From:
Your email has been sent.
or close