test automation

Conference Presentations

Achieving Test Automation Critical Mass with Action Based Testing
Video

Despite advances in testing, the reality is that companies often automate less than 30 percent of their functional tests. By practicing Action Based Testing (ABT) you can take your...

John Kane
Why Automation Fails—in Theory and Practice
Slideshow

Testers face common challenges in automation. Unfortunately, these challenges often lead to subsequent failures. Jim Trentadue explains a variety of automation perceptions and myths―the perception that a significant increase in time and people is needed to implement automation; the myth...

Jim Trentadue, Ranorex
End-to-End Test Automation with Open Source Technologies
Slideshow

As organizations continue to adopt agile methodologies, testers are getting involved earlier in product testing. They need tools that empower them to manage varied test automation needs for web services, web APIs, and web and mobile applications. Open source solutions are available in...

Ramandeep Singh, QA InfoTech
Making Your Test Automation Transparent
Slideshow

Business analysts, developers, and testers are sometimes not on the same page when it comes to test automation. When there is no transparency in test cases, execution, coverage, and data, review of automation by all stakeholders is difficult. Making automation scripts easily readable and...

Subodh Parulekar, AFour Technologies, Inc.
The Doctor Is In: Diagnosing Test Automation Diseases
Slideshow

When doing test automation, you sometimes notice that things are not working out as expected, but it’s not clear why. You are so caught up in the day-to-day work that you don't see the bigger picture. It’s like when you get sick―you know something is wrong, but you don’t know what. That’s...

Seretta Gamba, Steria Mummert ISS GmbH
Balancing the Crusty and Old with the Shiny and New
Slideshow

In his journeys, Bob Galen has discovered that testing takes on many forms. Some organizations have no automated tests and struggle to run massive manual regression tests within very short iterative releases. Other organizations are going “all in”―writing thousands of acceptance tests...

Bob Galen, Velocity Partners
Planning, Architecting, Implementing, and Measuring Automation
Slideshow

In automation, we often use several different tools that are not well integrated. These tools have been developed or acquired over time with little consideration of an overall plan or architecture, and without considering the need for integration. As a result, both efficiency and...

Mike Sowers, Software Quality Engineering
Test Automation Patterns: Issues and Solutions
Slideshow

Automating system level test execution can result in many problems. It is surprising to find that many people encounter the same problems, yet they are not aware of common... 

Seretta Gamba, Steria Mummert ISS GmbH and Dorothy Graham, Independent Test Consultant
Automation through the Back Door
Slideshow

When working on test automation, it seems that even though you have done everything right—good architecture, efficient framework, and good tools—you still don’t make progress. The...

Seretta Gamba, Steria Mummert ISS GmbH
Designing and Implementing Automation at a Large Financial Institution
Slideshow

Planning, designing, implementing, and tracking results for QA and test automation can be challenging. It is vital to ensure that any tools selected will work well with other...

Michael Sowers, SQE

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