Agile + DevOps East 2019 Concurrent Session : Legacy Code and Testing: Let's Energize It!

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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Legacy Code and Testing: Let's Energize It!

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Do you want to apply test automation to decade-old spaghetti code but aren't sure where to start? Many teams talk about needing automated tests in order to deliver faster, better quality but don't know just how to get there. Their code was created without a lot of the tools we have today or may have automation that centers on slow, record-and-playback methods. Join Leslie Lowman for an in-depth look at examples of this situation. She'll give some prerequisites, like instituting a solid testing model that focuses on automation, and show how to apply the testing model to older code, all while focusing on innovation and continuous delivery. Leslie will walk through how to keep moving forward but pull in the past. You'll take away ideas you can use with your teams to bring code up to a level where adding automated testing in an automated pipeline allows you to deliver better quality, faster.

Leslie Lowman
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After starting her career as a college instructor, Leslie Lowman moved into software development and subsequently found her calling with agile and Scrum. From that point forward, even through more development, she utilized and shared the agile mindset. Eventually, through nothing short of fate, Leslie shifted her career to being a ScrumMaster, where she met a number of mentors that allowed her to grow her agile knowledge. She soon found herself doing coaching and training for multiple organizations and teams to help them transform to being agile. For the past nine years she has been helping others be more agile in many different ways and continuing to build agile leaders.