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Beth Skurrie

co-founder

pactflow

Australia

Beth became a developer not because she particularly likes computers, but because she loves to solve problems and make things that are useful. Her involvement with the open source project, Pact, has led to speaking opportunities at conferences around Australia. Beth’s favourite things to do at work are talking about Pacts and deleting code.

Talks at YOW!

Microservices. Test smarter, not harder. - YOW! Perth 2019

Microservices and serverless functions have become mainstream now. Writing and deploying small, independent applications has many benefits, but on the downside, it increases the number of integration points, which increases the amount of integration testing required. How can we be confident that all our services will work correctly together, without being burdened by increasingly complex and brittle integration tests? Learn how Pact solves this problem by using consumer driven contracts, allowing you to escape Integration Testing Hell and ship your code with speed and confidence.

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Workshop - Contract Testing Fundamentals with Pact - YOW! Perth 2019

Microservices have become mainstream now. Writing and deploying small, independent services has many benefits, but on the downside, it increases the number of integration points, which increases the amount of integration testing required. How can we be confident that all our services will work correctly together, without being burdened by increasingly complex and brittle integration tests? Learn how Pact solves this problem by using consumer driven contracts, allowing you to escape Integration Testing Hell and ship your code with speed and confidence.

This workshop will equip you with the essential knowledge and practical skills to test synchronous and asynchronous APIs with Pact - a tool that implements contract testing - on your next project so you can ditch those lengthly end-to-end tests and deploy faster and with greater confidence.
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It's Not Hard to Test Smart: Delivering Customer Value Faster - YOW! 2017 Sydney

It’s 2017 and we’re all doing microservices and continuous delivery now (yay!). Except, somehow with all of this betterness we’re not able to create more value to our customers as fast as we should.

In this talk, we’ll discuss the fallout from the post-Monolithic era, a key to understanding why we are where we are. We’ll discuss why integration testing is bad for your health, how to deal with legacy architectures and how to truly optimise delivery for the entire value chain.

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It's Not Hard to Test Smart: Delivering Customer Value Faster - YOW! 2017 Brisbane

It’s 2017 and we’re all doing microservices and continuous delivery now (yay!). Except, somehow with all of this betterness we’re not able to create more value to our customers as fast as we should.

In this talk, we’ll discuss the fallout from the post-Monolithic era, a key to understanding why we are where we are. We’ll discuss why integration testing is bad for your health, how to deal with legacy architectures and how to truly optimise delivery for the entire value chain.

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It's Not Hard to Test Smart: Delivering Customer Value Faster - YOW! 2017 Melbourne

It’s 2017 and we’re all doing microservices and continuous delivery now (yay!). Except, somehow with all of this betterness we’re not able to create more value to our customers as fast as we should.

In this talk, we’ll discuss the fallout from the post-Monolithic era, a key to understanding why we are where we are. We’ll discuss why integration testing is bad for your health, how to deal with legacy architectures and how to truly optimise delivery for the entire value chain.

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The Odyssey – From Monoliths to Microservices at realestate.com.au - YOW! 2014 Sydney

Join us to hear about our adventures in a microservice world at realestate.com.au. Learn about the problems that launched our journey, the solutions to our problems, and the solutions to our solutions. We’ll share lessons that we have learned, things that have gone well and less well, where we want to go next, and some of the approaches and tools that we’ve adopted to make the approach sustainable.

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The Odyssey – From Monoliths to Microservices at realestate.com.au - YOW! 2014 Brisbane

Join us to hear about our adventures in a microservice world at realestate.com.au. Learn about the problems that launched our journey, the solutions to our problems, and the solutions to our solutions. We’ll share lessons that we have learned, things that have gone well and less well, where we want to go next, and some of the approaches and tools that we’ve adopted to make the approach sustainable.

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The Odyssey – From Monoliths to Microservices at realestate.com.au - YOW! 2014 Melbourne

Join us to hear about our adventures in a microservice world at realestate.com.au. Learn about the problems that launched our journey, the solutions to our problems, and the solutions to our solutions. We’ll share lessons that we have learned, things that have gone well and less well, where we want to go next, and some of the approaches and tools that we’ve adopted to make the approach sustainable.

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Modern Testing: Testing the hard stuff (Brisbane) - YOW! Night

YOW! presents two great talks on testing today's complex software, from experts in the field.

Microservices: Test Smarter, not Harder - Beth Skurrie

Microservices have become mainstream now. Writing and deploying small, independent services has many benefits, but on the downside, it increases the number of integration points, which increases the amount of integration testing required. How can we be confident that all our services will work correctly together, without being burdened by increasingly complex and brittle integration tests? Learn how Pact solves this problem by using consumer driven contracts, allowing you to escape Integration Testing Hell and ship your code with speed and confidence.

Taming the Beast: Automated Testing for Complex Data Pipelines - Trish Khoo

Massive datasets. Complex data pipelines. Machine learning. When faced with such a beast, how do you test it effectively? When your tests results are less "pass" and "fail", and more "sort of" and "not really", how do you automate testing?

Trish Khoo draws upon her experience in testing complex data systems to demonstrate proven strategies for testing in this field. Her experience working on ultra-large-scale systems at Google in Mountain View, California shaped her technical approach to testing which she applies in her work as a consultant today.

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