Jitesh Gosai

BBC | United Kingdom

BIO: Jitesh has over 14 years’ experience working with a wide variety of companies from Mobile manufactures to OS builders and app developers.

He is currently the Test Team Lead for the BBC Mobile Media Playback Team. Helping teams adopt DevOps practices and improving their understanding that it’s more than just tools that help teams to be successful.

TALK: The Skill of Continuous Testing

Session level: beginner

If implementing an approach meant that you could Deliver at Speed with bugs caught far earlier, faster and with less impact on users, then why would you only dedicate 1 page of 78 in a commentary on best practice? That is what came out from the 2018 State of DevOps report on Continuous Testing.

This talk will journey my development as a tester from “click factories”, the first signs of agile, attempting to automate everything to now understanding what continuous testing really is and where the future of the tester may lay.

Click Factories: The early days of testing in waterfall style projects, the emergence of exploratory testing and mob testing but with a whole company.

First Signs of Agile: The Cargo cult of Agile practices thinking that if we performed these ceremonies, then we would become mythical Agile teams.

Automate everything: How we tried to automate all our testing only to discover that we were still shipping bugs to our end users, only faster then before.

Continuous Testing: How to think about it. Why you should use it, and what the real skill of Continuous Testing is: that Testing doesn’t always look like Testing.

Takeaways

  • Understanding how to test ideas before they’re even implemented
  • See how testability improves quality
  • Understanding what the skill of Continuous Testing is.