November 10 – 12, 2020

Online Edition!


Exploring systems quality in a distributed world

Exploration can not stop at the edge of our applications. Distributed systems increase risk at the architecture level and this workshop helps us learn the value of building observability in.

The days where testing at the application layer was our only concern are fading fast as we speed through the era of distributed systems, to containers, microservices, and now serverless architecture. Failures are becoming more and more transient throughout this evolution and we are in need of better visibility to have any hope of understanding and supporting them. Visibility can be spoken about on a spectrum of “observability” which is defined in control theory as “a measure of how well internal states of a system can be inferred from knowledge of its external outputs.”

In this 2-day workshop we will explore the behaviours and challenges of a distributed system through the lens of observability. Your experiences in exploratory testing and passion for testability will be applied to new domains including distributed tracing, logging and metrics. Your risk heuristics will be exposed to new challenges like balancing the CAP theorem and the challenge of gaining information from a sea of big data.

By the end of our day together, attendees will:

- Be able to explain what Observability is and why it is valuable

- Understand how Observability can support testing in a continuously changing environment

- Have experience working with a fully open source and a vendor neutral technology stack

- Apply exploratory testing skills to a new technical domain

More Related Sessions

120-minute Workshop

10:25-12:25 Room D3+D4 - Track 7: Workshops

Improv(e) Your Testing!

30-min New Voice Talk

11:55-12:25 Room F1 - Track 1: Talks

United we stand: quality improvements led by a dev-test-pair

Full-Day Tutorial (6-hour Workshop)


Agile Mindset Workshop

30-min New Voice Talk

16:55-17:25 Room F1 - Track 1: Talks

QA from the perspective of a Backend dev

If you like AgileTD you might also be interested in :

Your privacy matters

We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it and accept our use of cookies, Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.