This is an interactive educational FREE seminar and designed to cover various methods of performing date simulation to validate, verify, and confirm that no “time bugs” exist within your enterprise environment. There are just 5 ways (listed below) to accomplish this. Most people we communicate with that are responsible for date & time testing, do not know there are automated tools to perform such tasks. We will explain why any organization with date dependent code, logic and applications should at a minimum consider the importance of performing this type of functional testing and explore some tools to perform efficient date & time testing. The 5 ways to test and are:
1) Changing the System Clock Manually
2) Isolating the Server from the Environment
3) Hard Coding the application(s)
4) Using an Automation Tool to Time Travel
5) Not testing or waiting for the server time to be the exact time you need (please don’t do this)
The participants will learn why using an automated date & time testing solution makes for a much more productive and efficient phase of functional testing. Yes it’s a simple solution, but don’t be fooled into thinking you can recreate it in a week. Nor should anyone take for granted the time and resources automation can free up for other productive activities. We spoke with a major NYC bank on 11/4/14 and they have to schedule the SA’s and DBA’s for each system clock change to perform date dependent testing. It takes 2-4 days just to get all the approvals (signatures) needed to schedule a single clock change. Then, they can only perform one test a time. What should take a few hours at the most, takes days to a week to complete. Your situation may not be this severe, but without automation in this particular sector of testing, the level productivity might always be lacking. This seminar will allow the participants to take advantage of the technology presented and apply it in their own test environments if they chose too. Of course, budget and ROI always comes into play. We will discuss the financial side of these methods as well, since most IT Departments don’t necessarily budget for date & time automated testing solutions.
Come hear industry recognized experts talk about date & time testing automation and learn how to increase productivity.
This seminar will provide the audience the benefit of knowing that there are several ways to perform time based testing on date dependent code, logic and applications. Depending of the scope of these tests there are different solutions to consider. Whichever solution is selected should be the one that best fits the project at hand, as they all are valid, but offer different levels of efficiency. Knowing when to automate and when to manually test can mean the difference in a successful time based testing project that’s completed on time with the desired results and one that’s delayed the project time line because of inefficiencies in the testing process.
Participants will leave with a fundamental understanding of how to determine when to automate and when to change the clock manually based on the complexity of the environment, how often clock changes are made, and how many servers are involved in time based testing. Of course the more complex your enterprise environment is and the more often you date test, and the more servers you have, usually leads to wanting to automate. Note, Andrew Desiniotis and Steven Demetrius are the Co-Founders of Vornex. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Burgess, QAAM President at email@example.com or at 571-232-0683
OFFER: Any QAAM member attending the seminar will be offered up to (3) FREE 90 day licenses. Conditions Apply: Company Name, OS and OS Version, Server Count, CPU Core Count, App Stack Identification
If you have questions about the QAAM meeting and would like to attend the free online educational seminar on 5 Ways to “Time Travel” Test on November 18th, at 10:00AM EST, please register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7689090783993301250
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