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Session Name: Testing with Building Blocks: A Modular Approach for Quality Assurance
Speaker(s): Christopher Rios
Company Name(s): Bungie
Track / Format: Production & Team Leadership

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Overview: With Destiny 2's release cadence, QA faces an interesting challenge to accurately and predictably cost features for testing as well as cover a large testing area in a small period of time! It can be overwhelming for the vast amount of information to be understood and to execute testing against, as well as being able to craft ad hoc plans throughout development.This talk introduces the concept of splitting the functionality of a feature or system to building blocks for users to break down the complexity of testing, help generate ideas to execute through ad hoc sessions, and build confidence of testing with the most value. We then explore strategies to connect the building blocks, build a technical understanding of the systems involved, and save those patterns for future feature development. We'll also be taking a look at examples of how to apply to some of the mechanics found in Destiny's Raids and Dungeons.

Game Developers Conference 2023

Christopher Rios


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Production & Team Leadership