As the summer comes to an end we thought a fitting topic for September’s Meetup would be the Cloud! Sean Wilson will be taking us on a journey of moving testing to the cloud.
The widespread cry of; “To the cloud!” is on the lips of many software companies. “Cloud” has become the latest in a series of buzzwords that marketers and business leaders parrot around the office, and “cloud ready” is now a checkbox on every RFP.
But what does it mean for software teams when the boss comes in and asks how long until they are “cloud compatible”? Does our job change when we are asked to test our applications either partially or fully deployed in the cloud? How about when we are asked to use cloud based testing tools to validate our existing applications?
As Quality Assurance professionals we are expected to have answers to these questions, or at least have a clue about how to get the answers. So how do we cut through all the jargon and understand what, if any changes we need to make?
In my talk I’ll describe what “cloud” really means, together we’ll look at different types of cloud testing, and then we’ll discuss various challenges this new paradigm presents.