Guest: Mav Turner (LinkedIn)
Company: Tricentis (Twitter)
Tricentis recently announced the general availability of its Test Automation, a cloud-based solution that enables organizations to test end-to-end business processes and complex enterprise applications and verify quality across their integrated platforms. In this episode of TFiR: Newsroom, Swapnil Bhartiya sits down with Mav Turner, CTO of DevOps, to talk about the company, its focus area, and the rollout of Tricentis Test Automation.
Key highlights of this video interview:
- Tricentis is focused on improving quality in the software delivery process. The company has customers from the Global 5000 to small start-ups. It wants to create tooling that can easily be used by a variety of customer personas: large companies that are still moving from a waterfall world to a more agile delivery process; customers that are on the bleeding edge; companies with modern architectures, different levels of maturity and priorities.
- Tricentis Test Automation is a cloud-native, end-to-end, SaaS-based test automation solution that allows teams to work together for test creation, orchestration, and execution at whatever stage of the software delivery lifecycle that the customer is in. The goal is to foster collaboration among the QA teams, the development team, the operations team, the business stakeholders and provide an easy-to-consume dashboard, with great visibility to help the businesses go faster.
- The current landscape shows that 1) teams are changing, whether that’s because teams are shrinking or being reallocated to different projects, and 2) projects are being reprioritized. However, at no point is the business saying, “Therefore, let’s lower our quality bar.” Change is actually at the heart of the whole agile conversation. So, companies need to make sure they have the right tooling to survive, value the people over the process, and jump in quickly to move forward.
- The goal of no-code solutions, such as the Tricentis Test Automation, is not to replace developers or testers; it is to make sure that you’re building fast. It’s the same reason that we use frameworks or libraries. We build applications from a development perspective, not because you couldn’t possibly build it from scratch, but there’s no need to. It allows you to focus that creation on something that doesn’t exist.
- Two very good career paths for manual testers today: test automation, with lots of products and frameworks to learn, and exploratory testing that can help one become a better tester independent of the stack and the tooling that is used.
This summary was written by Camille Gregory.