Abesh Rajasekharan, Thomson Reuters

Breakpoint 2020 is a 4-day virtual summit on everything testing. We're bringing speakers from the best dev and QA teams to talk about building QA processes, automating at scale and best practices for success with tools and frameworks.

Featured today is Abesh Rajasekharan, Technology Senior Manager at Thomson Reuters. Abesh is a DevOps evangelist and as well as an AWS and DevOps architect. He is also a Docker, Docker Swam, and k8s expert.

At Breakpoint 2020, Abesh will talk about the build vs. buy dilemma, covering important considerations to keep in mind while evaluating whether to build or buy, and pros and cons of each option under the context of BrowserStack.

Can you tell us about your role at Thomson Reuters?

I am a Technology Senior Manager for Thomson Reuters, leading the DevOps and Automation teams for our Checkpoint Product. Over the last few years, we have focused on 3 things:

  1. Reducing the time to market for new features of Checkpoint
  2. Redesigning Checkpoint from monolithic to microservice architecture
  3. Leveraging cloud services by adopting a hybrid cloud architecture

Have you worked on any side-projects recently?

I'm working on a project that consolidates dashboards for the dev team. This will help them provide a consolidated snapshot of distributed architecture, along with the version, link and status of the microservices.

It is an Angular-based UI with a .NET core and 3 services as the back end, leveraging the serverless capabilities of AWS.

What are you reading/learning right now?

I'm learning about .NET Core 3.x. With .NET Core, Microsoft has made it possible for .NET developers to leverage the full capabilities of the cloud.

I want to learn a new language, since I've been working with Java and Python my entire career.

What advice would you give to people who’re new to testing?

Do not consider your role as a test engineer. Think, work and design like a developer.

Keep learning new languages and frameworks. Never restrict yourself to a single language or framework.