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Anne-Marie Charrett

Quality Engineer at Testing Times


Testing Microservices
Friday 11:20 - 12:10

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Imagine a financial system transacting thousands of dollars per second, where a 30 second down time potentially results in significant transaction loss built using a Microservices Architecture. What are the key considerations and how might they be tested? This talk is an experience report on we developed our testing strategy to embrace the challenges that testing a microservices architecture brought us.

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Exploratory testing
Wednesday 9:00 - 17:00
Exploratory Testing
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This one day tutorial is for both testers and developers wanting to perform Exploratory Testing as part of their approach to software testing. It teaches exploratory testing and how to apply it in a systematic and deliberate way. Learn how it use it to add depth to your testing by focusing on risk and understanding business value.


This class is experiential and contains practical exercises to help gain a basic exploratory testing skills.

The workshop will focus on the following aspects of Exploratory Testing:

  • Heuristics in Exploratory Testing

  • Models in Exploratory Testing

  • Exploratory Testing Strategy

  • Oracles & bug finding

  • Reporting to others

You will learn:

  • How to find bugs important bugs rapidly

  • How to find bugs without test cases

  • How to describe your testing to other people without using test case metrics

This tutorial requires a laptop, please bring one.


Anne-Marie Charrett is a software tester, trainer and coach with a reputation of excellence and passion for quality and the craft of software testing.
 An electronic engineer by trade, software testing chose her when she started testing protocols against European standards. Anne-Marie's work is grounded in experience having recently worked as Head of Engineering at Tyro Payments, Sydney Australia. She has worked with the best in both waterfall and agile delivery methods with an emphasis on XP.  She has worked with developers and testers on improving quality in engineering using practices such on TDD, Pairing, Continuous Delivery, Exploratory Testing and DevOps 

Anne-Marie advocates a whole team approach to quality. She sees software testing as a skilled activity that many might perform.  She trains & coaches teams to help embrace this approach to quality with a contextual mindset. 

Anne-Marie created and lectured the software testing module at University of Technology, Sydney. She runs the Quality Engineering Meetup in Sydney.