Auckland Special Interest Group in Software Testing (SIGiST) - 06 July 2017

Jul 6, 2017 · Auckland, New Zealand

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5:30pm Welcome

5:40pm  DevOps Approaches to Quality by Peter-John Lightfoot

6:15pm  Networking & Refreshments (Free drinks and canapés) 

6:45pm  Testing Challenges in the Highly Interconnected World of IoT by Bede Ngaruko

7:20pm  Close

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The event is free of charge and open to all software testing professionals and anybody with an interest in the profession, but registrations are essential. To reserve your place, please register online here

DevOps Approaches to Quality by Peter-John Lightfoot

In a fully automated delivery pipeline, there is no human intervention between a source code commit and the software running live in production.

After a brief introduction of DevOps, this presentation will consider two interlinked aspects of the scenario described above: First, whether Production Based Development is even feasible, and how DevOps proposes to get us there. And last, how Testing should fit into this model to ensure Quality and Safety in such an environment.

Peter-John is a Senior Consultant at Assurity, specialising in DevOps, Continuous Delivery, Development Capacity, and Agile Practice. He has a background in Software Development, Software Architecture and Software Delivery.

Testing Challenges in the Highly Interconnected World of IoT by Bede Ngaruko

The Internet of Things is a growing trend in the software industry. With a combination of software and hardware/sensor devices, both individuals and enterprise consumers want to be able to monitor, activate and control their devices from the comfort of their homes and offices. Applications include home automation, fleet management, medical applications and other telematics applications. This is an interesting development and a powerful experience for users. But with great power comes great challenges.

For a start, there is no GUI to test in some instances. Consumers of parts of an IoT system may be non-human; and wireless connections create more attack vectors, therefore more security challenges. To be up to the challenge, testers of IoT have a lot more to learn. Testers need to have a better understanding of basic electronics and network systems. The GUI is no longer king; APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) are becoming the de facto standard for connecting IoT modules, thus, for better or worse, API testing is becoming a must-have skill for the average tester. Security and penetration testing will now also have to become part of the testing regime. Availability of devices to test IoT systems is more difficult than the traditional web, mobile, or client/server applications. In some instances, it can be close to impossible to get a “real” device to test, for example, a truck with a refrigerator or real hearts to test various pulse responses, therefore we need to find more ways to simulate real life devices.

In this talk, Bede will share his experiences testing IoT systems in Telematics, explore other applications of IoT, discuss the main challenges of testing IoT systems and the security vulnerabilities to be aware of.

Based in Auckland, Bede is a Senior Test Engineer, working for Medic Mobile, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organisation that builds software for health workers and health systems. He has a number of years in Software Testing, working on Enterprise Desktop, Web and Mobile Applications. Bede is also the founder and organiser of the Automated Testing Auckland Meetup and speaks at conferences.

He will share his experiences testing IOT systems and discuss associated challenges and security vulnerabilities.

Presenters for Future Events

If you would like to present at a future Auckland SIGiST or at any Australian or New Zealand venue, please contact your local facilitator <a>Nigel Saunders</a> or our SIGiST Co-ordinator <a>Ronak Panchal</a>.

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