Defeating the Scourge of the Under-Tested Automatic Software Update

Let’s suppose you bought a car. Six days later, someone from the dealership let himself into your garage, removed the tires on the car, installed some “updated” tires that actually had holes in them, and then left. In the morning, your car was there in the garage, all sad and undriveable on its flat, flabby tires. That’s clearly unacceptable, in fact even criminal, but we allow the same thing to happen all the time with software. Why?

In this session, Rex will catalog infamous automated software updates, released without sufficient testing to wreak havoc, or at least inconvenience. He’ll then give a detailed roadmap for reducing your chances of being part of the problem.

Automation Performance
Location: Aspen Date: April 6, 2016 Time: 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Rex Black - RBCS Rex Black