Isn't it time to ditch code coverage? Focus on high value tests instead

Presented by: Steve Odell
Time: Thursday, Jan. 11, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

As engineers, it can be difficult to use metrics to measure the value of what we do. One metric that typically falls short is code coverage because it can’t measure how WELL our application has been tested, rather, it focuses how MUCH has been tested. What if we ditched this traditional metric and focused on what’s truly valuable instead?

In this talk, we will employ a testing strategy that provides higher value than traditional code coverage strategies. This strategy will center around a hyper focus of writing HIGH VALUE tests paired with developing a culture of quality within your organization. As a software or QA engineer, you will walk away with a greater understanding of when to employ different types of tests (unit, e2e, integration, etc.) so that they are providing high value rather than chasing code coverage. Additionally, you will learn the behaviors and strategies to build a culture of quality to replace the accountability that is traditionally driven by Code Coverage.

Room: NileTags: Automation, Code Quality, QA TestingLevel: Intermediate