March 2021 Meeting at SQGNE (online)

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Best Practices to Overcome Continuous Testing in the Cloud Issues

Speaker: Eran Kinsbruner, chief evangelist at Perfecto

Wednesday March 17, 2021   —   breakouts/networking 6-6:30, meeting 6:30-8

The majority of modern software development companies dream about frequent deployments. The truth, though, is that many are far from reducing their development cycles. How come? – testing remains the biggest bottleneck of a software development lifecycle. In an ideal world with successful continuous delivery and quality built into the software, teams need to be committed to running many different tests, both automated and manual, continually throughout the delivery process. That being said, achieving continuous testing isn't easy if challenges remain unsolved. In this session, Eran Kinsbruner, Chief Evangelist and Author from Perfecto by Perforce, will talk about the main challenges in continuous testing and how to cope with them.

Audience will leave the session with the following takeaways:

  1. Understand the main challenges around implementing continuous testing
  2. What are the key pillars of a successful continuous testing strategy?
  3. How does Cloud/SaaS and Big Data with AI/ML abilities play in the overall testing strategy?

About the Speaker:

Eran Kinsbruner is the chief evangelist and author at Perfecto, a Perforce company. He has authored two books, The Digital Quality Handbook and Continuous Testing for DevOps Professionals. Eran is also a monthly columnist at and The Enterprisers Project. Eran is a software engineering professional with nearly twenty years of experience at companies such as Matrix, Sun Microsystems, General Electric, Texas Instruments, and NeuStar. He holds various industry certifications from ISTQB, CMMI, and others. Eran is a recognized mobile testing influencer and thought leader, as well as an experienced speaker in the major software engineering conferences.

In February Mike Pettinella of Sealights gave an intriguing introduction to how their system can employ artificial intelligence to lubricate, refine, and streamline many aspects of Continuous Integration testing in the Devops environment, stimulating much discussion. Mike has committed to answering queries posted in SQGNE's LinkedIn group. Eduardo Sanchez introduced himself as currently searching for a job, with experience as a software manual tester and coding in GeneXus – then he won the raffle for Director Mike Arnold's donation of Quality Toolbox 2nd Edition by Nancy R. Tague.

Thanks also to Bob Crews for arranging our Special Bonus SQGNE meeting Feb 9. Sohail Haque, Agile & Dev/Ops Practice Manager at Checkpoint, shared key info and insights on “The Untapped Value of Jira and What You Need to Know.”

Meetings are held on the *THIRD* Wednesday of each month from September through June, until the pandemic at the offices of RSA, 174 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford, MA 01730. We want to serve our members as best we can and intend to resume in-person meetings when the CoVid-19 danger subsides. Sorry, we haven't figured out how to distribute free Flatbread pizza through an Internet connection.

Early participants can join a Zoom breakout room for networking 6:00-6:30.
(Please also provide ideas on ways to improve the online networking.)

Thanks to SQGNE's Mike Arnold who arranges and runs the Zoom meetings.

Quality is everyone's job but not everyone's specialty. Whatever your role, SQGNE helps you better understand and apply software quality to improve your job and career performance. Attending monthly meetings, reading and posting on the SQGNE LinkedIn Group, and volunteering in various SQGNE capacities all contribute to your benefit. We especially need your help with membership and communications but welcome your involvement in whatever you'd like to do.

Because of uncertainty regarding in-person meetings, we'll be conducting online Zoom meetings at least through February, which gives us the opportunity to have outstanding non-local speakers. In order to present programs that help you, we need you to recommend monthly presentation topics and hopefully also speakers, including yourself. Recordings of our Zoom presentations, starting May 2020, are accessible on the Past Presentations and Calendar pages.

SQGNE is initiating economical, convenient online professional training, including “A Practitioner’s Guide To Agile/Scrum Software Development” and “CSQE Exam Prep”. Contact Darin Kalashian at or for more information and to discuss additional topics.

SQGNE is partnering with QA Global Summit 2021 by Geekle, now April 6-7, 2021. A 2-day dive into the latest QA insights:

  • building QA from scratch
  • Testing Data with AI
  • QA career-path turns to take
  • Testing through the lens of business
  • All this and much more! :)
2 tracks: FREE Entry Level OR Full Access Pass (early price now $135 after SQGNE discount)
  • 14 hours of NON-STOP tech talks from world class speakers
  • 40+ speakers from Top Companies from all over the world
  • Live Q&A sessions and panel discussions
Register for the event with the promo code SQGNE15, and get 15% off from the Full Access Pass admission! $159 (minus 15%) after March 18

Look on the SQGNE LinkedIn group for notices of other events of interest.

Please read, comment on, and add posts on our SQGNE LinkedIn group. A few weeks ago, new member Fritz Reeve posted a question looking for members’ informed advice; and at last check, nobody had responded. Please chime in. Such group discussions are a valuable benefit relying on members’ active participation.

SQGNE relies on sponsors like Checkpoint Technologies and Flatbread Pizza of Bedford to enable us to continue our 27th season as an educational and networking forum for promoting software quality and professionals. RSA will not be hosting in-person meetings, so we need a new site north of Route 128 (ideally in the Bedford/Burlington area) for when in-person meetings do resume. Please help us identify topics, speakers, and additional sponsors. Contact Robin Goldsmith at

Please donate software/quality/testing books for upcoming raffles when live meetings resume. Thanks to member Manny Jasus for donating a bunch and to Director Bill Basinski for arranging to receive some MIT library deaccessions. We can use more, since we're essentially out of what once seemed a never-ending supply.

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