Continuous Testing [boom boom boomp] Continuous Testing [boom boom boomp] Continuous Testing [boom boom boomp]
If you were among the 2000+ attendees at Tricentis Accelerate—now Europe’s largest software testing conference—you probably can’t get that loop out of your head (thanks @beatboxerfii and @AndySturrock!) Don’t know what we’re talking about? Just watch the highlight video below and you’ll soon be infected by it like the rest of us.
From the keynotes, to the Continuous Testing success stories, to the rapping and beatboxing, Accelerate 2018 was all about loops. Many enterprise organizations remain stuck in a seemingly infinite loop: testing with the same practices and tools that they’ve used for decades. However, as the opening keynote sequence by Sandeep Johri (CEO, Tricentis), Clark Golestani (former CIO, Merck), and Andy Sturrock (CIO, British Petroleum) underscored, the world has changed…dramatically. Digital transformation is driving DevOps and scaled Agile initiatives, which are, in turn, changing the game for software testing.
As the signage, videos, and session after session emphasized, the new world of Digital Transformation requires a new loop: Continuous Testing.
Many software testing professionals have made it their personal mission to lead that change—and we were honored to feature their insights at Tricentis Accelerate:
- Fearless QA leaders who reinvented testing across enterprise organizations shared their strategies for crafting a Continuous Testing game plan, orchestrating the initial adoption across people process, and technologies, and then optimizing and scaling the initiative to achieve remarkable results.
- Leading testing organizations outlined their vision for elevating the role of the tester and re-imagining the testing process as a whole.
- Testing tool vendors and researchers joined forces to present their latest discoveries and innovations, as well as provide a glimpse at what’s on the horizon.
Add in a brilliant Wolfgang Platz Continuous Testing keynote that kept the standing-room-only crowd captivated from start to finish, a lively debate on the role of testers (and testing) in DevOps, and a book signing of Continuous Testing for DevOps Professionals, and (we hope) you can understand why Accelerate has become the “can’t miss” event for software testing professionals committed to adopting and optimizing Continuous Testing.
Accelerate: The Twitter Tour
Given that we offset 72 sessions of pretty intense software testing best practices and strategies with beatboxers, rappers, retro gaming stations, and parties at two unforgettable palaces, we weren’t all that surprised to hear feedback like “this is not your usual software testing conference.” That being said, we thought we’d close this recap blog in a non-traditional way as well: a look at some of the top tweets about the event…
Day 1 Keynotes
@sandeepjohri speaking to a house full of attendees @Tricentis conf – #Accelerate & sharing interesting industry insights! Had some brag slides too. Congratulations for all the success #Tricentis team!! #TriAcc pic.twitter.com/hexK5bnPsw
— Smita Pandey Mishra (@smitapmishra) October 9, 2018
Sandeep Johri CEO Tricentis on stage – the world has changed – Accelerate 2018! pic.twitter.com/UKojfSspxw
— Wolfgang Platz (@WolfgangPlatz) October 9, 2018
@sandeepjohri from @Tricentis at the annual #Accelerate event in #Vienna about reinventing testing for #agile + #DevOps. 2k experts present, biggest #testing event in Europe. #TriAccBlue pic.twitter.com/RfLrSRTrVc
— Serge Wolf (@sertree) October 9, 2018
— Noel Wurst (@NoelWurst) October 9, 2018
Clark Golestani former Merck CIO discusses their Dx; talented devs were leaving due to waterfall, rigid testing in agile dev organizations; testing must drive right changes for agile execution #triacc — melinda ballou (@melindaballou) October 9, 2018
“At the absolut core of the company is… software!” – Clark Golestani on the importance of software (testing) and digital transformation for Merck. And really every single company. #TriAcc pic.twitter.com/ve2iYtUHn3
— Michael Niessl (@antipodos) October 9, 2018
.@AndySturrock at #triacc CIO chat: “You have to put #softwaretesters in the #Agile dev team…this really helps squash the ‘us vs them’ mindset pic.twitter.com/JLYXVVf8G7 — Tricentis (@Tricentis) October 9, 2018
British Petroleum CIO @AndySturrock recommends reading Accelerate State of DevOps report #ASODR and the #Accelerate book by @nicolefv @jezhumble and @RealGeneKim at @Tricentis Accelerate event #TriAcc pic.twitter.com/157tbw8Jwe — Anand Akela (@aakela) October 9, 2018
Day 1 Sessions
Renee Tillett of @DukeEnergy sharing how @Tricentis Test Automation supports their #DevOps and #Agile Transformations #TriAcc #ContinuousTesting pic.twitter.com/bWTy3GfGEY — mike buttrum (@mikebuttrum) October 9, 2018
Test impact analysis — understanding code coverage per test — “helps ensure you run the tests most likely to find a new bug as quickly as possible.” – @ElmarJuergens on how to #testsmarter by running the #automatedtest cases most likely to find a bug. #triacc pic.twitter.com/H2yjrolXyu — Lanier Norville (@Lanier_Norville) October 9, 2018
Another Expo Hall stage session @Tricentis #TriAcc where the seats were gone in seconds and the crowd was gathering like there was free beer. Test Data Management is a key concern. pic.twitter.com/u6XA0jO5V5 — Ronald G. Wessels (@rgwessels) October 9, 2018
I never thought @IPL live digital streaming tested using @flood_io ! Looks like 4.8M cricket fans streamed the finals concurrently. Now #FloodElement makes it even easier to continuously test your web application. PS: Our own @ChennaiIPL won the final✌???? @Tricentis #TriAccOrange pic.twitter.com/37Qb7sPWbm — H@ri (@austester) October 9, 2018
‘@AccentureDigi traditional testing won’t cut it. Technology innovation requires testing automation to keep pace. Accenture will show how with @Tricentis #TriAcc pic.twitter.com/o8lUH3u8JY — Ronald G. Wessels (@rgwessels) October 9, 2018
Dawn Hall and Chris Rolls about lean testing, test automation and #exploratory testing @iata here at @tricentis #accelerate lot of experience shared with us. Thx! https://t.co/xEth6wGtwo pic.twitter.com/7vFp3gLssr — Serge Wolf (@sertree) October 9, 2018
Synthetic or masked data? @Tricentis‘ Moritz Schäfer gives his pros/cons for each as he discusses test data management. In short, start with synthetic if possible #triacc #TDM pic.twitter.com/EmNvFGvtxz — QASymphony (@QASymphony) October 9, 2018
Day 2 Keynotes
Second day of @Tricentis #TriAcc just started! @GerdWeishaar needs more time to present #TricentisTosca Roadmap! Exciting things to come! pic.twitter.com/3w1yJH2NRC — M. Schlabinger (@MSchlabinger) October 10, 2018
.@Tricentis founder @WolfgangPlatz starts his keynote with a quiz on identifying songs for dev, test and ops – dev ( Oops, I did it again), Test ( another one bites the dust ) and Ops ( all by myself ) #TriAcc pic.twitter.com/81koiTwCUy — Anand Akela (@aakela) October 10, 2018
Jason Steele discussing the future state of QA @Tricentis #Accelerate with @WolfgangPlatz and @Tasktop CEO Mik Kersten. #TriAcc @AccentureTech pic.twitter.com/bhjtFwQF58 — Tom White (@Tom_WhiteUK) October 10, 2018
Great panel discussion. Orgs that not only make testing and quality core to every team, but also treat testing as a first-class set of product value streams will win. Learned this when the internal @Tasktop Integration Factory became as significant to us as any product we sell. https://t.co/q9njD0SqK5 — Mik Kersten (@mik_kersten) October 10, 2018
Our next #triacc Great Debate topic: outsourcing/insourcing. @WolfgangPlatz : “It’s not about insourcing v outsourcing. It’s about being able to understand the tests and run them on your own if you need to.” pic.twitter.com/HmOe17DpiB — Tricentis (@Tricentis) October 10, 2018
Day 2 Sessions
DevOps for SAP? YES! You can do it and @AccentureDigi can help you get it done with automated continuous testing and fast feedback from @Tricentis #DigitalTransformation now. #TriAcc pic.twitter.com/jhyUFi87hV — Ronald G. Wessels (@rgwessels) October 10, 2018
Introducing #QDD . #QualityDrivenDesign…it is about the concept of being able to design software in a way that it eliminates traditional testing. @Wipro @Tricentis #TriAcc 2018 pic.twitter.com/byQbhpCbZK — Arun Melkote (@arunmelkote) October 10, 2018
Main drivers for selecting @Tricentis as next generation test automation solution @The_Linde_Group – cost efficiency, broader collaboration and usage of tool and test diverse set of technologies, from Mobile, web to SAp and Salesforce #TriAcc pic.twitter.com/vxrMpFWPZQ — Anand Akela (@aakela) October 10, 2018
.@Tricentis is now offering DevOps assessments in partnership with @devops_research to help you benchmark your current IT performance against industry and show which capabilities will provide greatest impact if developed #TriAcc pic.twitter.com/QXXH9Fh2y4 — Anand Akela (@aakela) October 10, 2018
Beginning your test automation journey? Aaron Carmack from @@Worldpay_Global says don’t: 1) automate manual tests as-is 2) lose accountability 3) automate bad processes#TriAcc pic.twitter.com/85z9JbyHuW — QASymphony (@QASymphony) October 10, 2018
What an amazing panel “What is really needed to transform testing” with Senior quality leaders – Ann Lewis from @exxonmobil Tatiana Salazar @Experian and Amber Woods @TysonFoods at @Tricentis Accelerate 2018 pic.twitter.com/oMm0BVHMpy — Anand Akela (@aakela) October 10, 2018
Awards, Games, and Overall Fun
Has been amazing to see the partnership grow. @Wipro @Tricentis at #Triacc 2018 , Vienna ,winning the Best Global Delivery Partner award pic.twitter.com/zhaUUsed9I — Arun Melkote (@arunmelkote) October 10, 2018
#TTC is honored to have recieved the Best Service Partner for Australia, New Zealand, and the United States at #Tricentis Accelerate 2018. Great software + Great services = Customer Success! #TriAcc #TOSCA #Agile #Testing pic.twitter.com/ryzq0aOIEv — The Testing Consultancy (@ttc_quality) October 9, 2018
Great Team at ANZ receiving a much deserved award – ANZ Bank awarded the global Continuous Testing Excellence Award at Tricentis Accelerate 2018 in Vienna #TriAcc #Tricentis #ANZ_AU #payments pic.twitter.com/e6J4y4HRY5 — Brian Nathan (@bandge17) October 9, 2018
Awesome turnout at @Tricentis #accelerate2018! @ek121268 & @WolfgangPlatz autograph copies of Continuous Testing for #DevOps professionals. Stop by and get your copy! @perfectomobile #ContinuousTesting pic.twitter.com/eJALVWny7q — Terri Delfino (@terri_d) October 9, 2018
We are about to get on stage for the great debate around the role of DevOps and testing about to begin at @Tricentis Accelerate… but first a QA freestyle rap?! pic.twitter.com/yrCiM6X822 — Mik Kersten (@mik_kersten) October 10, 2018
So happy to have caught up with awesome friends @NoelWurst and @sanalnnair at #Accelerate 2018 conf!! You guys did a great job!!#TriAcc @Tricentis pic.twitter.com/s7IJyjcRgV — Smita Pandey Mishra (@smitapmishra) October 10, 2018
How did I forget this? I walked into more friends! I’m liking conferences a lot! So cool to find Mike and get him to share wisdom 🙂 pic.twitter.com/9xDU6ACQoV — Señor Performo (@SrPerf) October 11, 2018
We had a lot of fun at #accelerate2018 #TriAcc, big thank you to @Tricentis for putting it all together! Looking forward to next year.#continuoustesting pic.twitter.com/YqR2dVLCyg — Infostretch (@Infostretch) October 9, 2018
Just going to put it out there, they should have called the @Tricentis Accelerate 2018 afterparty “Decelerate”, because that is exactly what I intend to do there.#TriAcc — Ivan Vanderbyl (@ivanderbyl) October 9, 2018s