I Will Be Presenting at TestBash 2.0

TestBash 2.0 will be Friday March 22, 2013 in Brighton England


Sure you get to hear me speak about Testing in Production (TiP) and Data-Driven Quality Assessment, but there is an all-star line-up of speakers – a full day’s worth so you’ll get your money’s worth.


A-Galumphing We Will Go – James Bach

Do It In Production – Testing Where It Counts - Seth Eliot

Minding Your Own Business – Lisa Crispin

What Testers Can Learn From Social Sciences – Huib Schoots

Balancing Test Automation Techniques - Matt Archer

Managing A Lean Test Team – Amy Phillips

Context-Driven Security Testing- Bill Matthews

You Messed Up. Your Code Is Terrible – Tony Bruce

A Tester’s Hierarchy of Needs - Stephen Janaway


A little bit about my talk....

Bing analyzes Petabytes of data per day. Facebook instruments everything. Amazon “unplugs” entire data centers on a regular basis. Why? To improve quality! And it’s all done in production.

Running test cases in a lab has value but also diminishing returns as you try to make your lab emulate the complexities of the production environment and your test cases simulate the unpredictable nature of real-world usage. Go where the data is – go to production – and use this data as a new signal for quality assessment alongside your pre-production testing.

I will show you some techniques for testing in production (TiP) ranging from synthetics that resemble your current test cases to big data techniques leveraging the diversity of real production scale, illustrated with examples from Microsoft, Netflix, Google, and more. And if you think the dangers of TiP make it not right for you, I will also cover the risks and their mitigations, so there won’t be any reason you can’t also do it in production.

Hope to See you there!