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German Testing Day Keynote - Testing at ebay - a look at a rather unconventional way of testing

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Keynote presentation at German Testing Day Munich, Nov 12 2013

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German Testing Day Keynote - Testing at ebay - a look at a rather unconventional way of testing

  1. 1. TESTING AT EBAY MICHAEL PALOTAS EBAY INTERNATIONAL 12. NOVEMBER 2013
  2. 2. WHO AM I? Michael Palotas Head of Productivity & Test Engineering Pfingstweidstrasse 60 8005 Zürich Switzerland Email: mpalotas@ebay.com TESTING @ EBAY 2
  3. 3. THE COMPANY TESTING @ EBAY 3
  4. 4. EBAY INC. TESTING @ EBAY 4
  5. 5. EBAY FACTS Founded in 1995 Based in San Jose, California 28000 employees worldwide >100 million active buyers and sellers worldwide 2500 USD transaction volume every second TESTING @ EBAY 5
  6. 6. EBAY FACTS 2 billion page views every day 75 billion database calls every day >179 million downloads of eBay Inc’s mobile apps TESTING @ EBAY 6
  7. 7. TESTERS RAISE YOUR HANDS TESTING @ EBAY 7
  8. 8. DEVELOPERS RAISE YOUR HANDS TESTING @ EBAY 8
  9. 9. AGILE PEOPLE RAISE YOUR HANDS TESTING @ EBAY 9
  10. 10. NOW SHAKE HANDS TESTING @ EBAY 10
  11. 11. LOOKING BACK TESTING @ EBAY 11
  12. 12. AGILE? Waterfall - 6 months Development Test Agile - 2 weeks Development Test TESTING @ EBAY 12
  13. 13. THE BI(U)G HUNT TESTING @ EBAY 13
  14. 14. AUTOMATION TESTING @ EBAY 14
  15. 15. OR IS THIS ACTUALLY THE PRESENT FOR YOU? TESTING @ EBAY 15
  16. 16. HOW ABOUT PREVENTING BUGS? TESTING @ EBAY 16
  17. 17. PRODUCTIVITY & TEST ENGINEERING Make the team more efficient & productive TESTING @ EBAY 17
  18. 18. HORIZONTAL / VERTICAL SUPPORT HORIZONTAL SUPPORT VERTICAL VERTICAL VERTICAL TEAM 1 TEAM 2 TEAM 3 TESTING @ EBAY 18
  19. 19. HORIZONTAL SUPPORT TDD Automation Advice Architecture Infrastructure TESTING @ EBAY 19
  20. 20. VERTICAL SUPPORT Rapid testing / exploratory approach Focus on fast feedback Manual testing: Very very very very important Focus on primary work artifacts Domain Knowledge TESTING @ EBAY 20
  21. 21. Do we still need testers? Or developers only? TESTING @ EBAY 21
  22. 22. A FEW WORDS ON (TEST) MANAGEMENT
  23. 23. A WORD ON MEASUREMENT & METRICS TESTING @ EBAY 23
  24. 24. THE RACE TO ZERO Npr.org TESTING @ EBAY 24
  25. 25. OPEN SOURCE It is free (it is not really free …) Faster innovation cycles Independence Engagement / opportunities to grow Hiring advantage TESTING @ EBAY 25
  26. 26. THE LONG LEASH TESTING @ EBAY 26
  27. 27. HYGIENE FACTORS TESTING @ EBAY 27
  28. 28. THE BIG GOAL TESTING @ EBAY 28
  29. 29. THANK YOU!
  30. 30. REFERENCES •  http://weekendreflection.blogspot.ch/ •  http://perfectplate.com/ •  http://www.jamshid-ibrahim.net/ •  http://simplehomemade.net/ •  http://npr.org •  http://creatia2013.wordpress.com/ •  www.kaushik.net •  Sackmesser.ch •  http://betterafter50.com •  http://estonianfreepress.com/ TESTING @ EBAY 30

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