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Friday, December 13 • 10:45am - 11:40am
Observability

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Speaker pitch
Empowerment through observability.
Leaning into building observable systems will empower us to move past the rat race which is “test everything before release”.
For the last year, Abby has been embedding herself in the world of operations to uncover how the tools and techniques used by operations engineers can support testing.
This talk will examine Abby's experiences improving team and business outcomes through a focus on observability with topics like:
- Reimagining how we define useful alerts based on experiences writing test automation suites
- Building test environments to continuously deliver applications when dependent systems move at a much slower pace
- Asking “what is normal” for systems that have not previously defined baselines

This focus on operations tooling has been driven by the last ten years of growing DevOps adoption. DevOps speeds up feedback loops, delivers value faster, and shortens time to validate before release while simultaneously tricking us into thinking we still can test everything in a CD pipeline.
The extensive cost associated with creating and maintaining “realistic” pre-production environments still leaves many issues which just can’t be imagined or recreated in even the best case scenario.
The large scale and messy reality that is real customer use cases like global traffic or malformed historical data will always uncover new understanding about our systems.
To identify and triage these behaviours we need to reimagine testing through the lens of observability.
By understanding Abby's lessons learned, you will be empowered to understand and apply observability to your own product.

Why did we choose it ?
Because Abby will give you steps to start using observability. This session is a good add on to Pierre session which is more about what is observability. To understand this session, it's better to be a bit technical.

Speakers
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Abby Bangser

Platform Test Engineer, MOO Print
Abby Bangser is a software tester with a keen interest in working on products where fellow engineers are the users. Abby brings the techniques of analyzing and testing customer-facing products to tools like delivery pipelines and logging so as to generate clearer feedback and greater... Read More →


Friday December 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
Stop Starting - 50p Salle de commission 2.4

Attendees (20)