test automation

Conference Presentations

When Testers Feel Left Out in the Cold
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When you're responsible for testing, it's almost a given that you will find yourself in a situation in which you feel alone and out in the cold. Management’s commitment for testing might be lacking, your colleagues in the project might be ignoring you, your team members might lack...

Hans Buwalda, LogiGear
Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls
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In spite of many great testing “how-to” books, people involved with system and software testing—testers, requirements engineers, system/software architects, system and software engineers, technical leaders, managers, and customers—continue to make many different types of testing-related...

Donald Firesmith, Software Engineering Institute
An Automation Framework for Everyone
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Chris Loder shares how his team at Halogen Software has implemented Selenium in a framework that everyone in his company's R&D group can use. With an ever-increasing amount of manual regression testing, the team needed an easy-to-use automation framework. Chris presents an example of...

Chris Loder, Halogen Software
Leveraging Open Source Automation: A Selenium WebDriver Example
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As online activities create more revenue, organizations are turning to Selenium to test their web applications and to reduce costs. Since Selenium is open source, there is no licensing fee. However, as with purchased tools, the same automation challenges remain, and users do not have...

David Dang, Zenergy Technologies
Mobile Test Automation with Big Data Analytics
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Development and test organizations face major challenges when building robust automated tests around their mobile applications. With limited testing resources and increasingly more complex projects, stakeholders worry about the risk and quality of mobile products. So how do you plan a...

Tarun Bhatia, Microsoft
Scaling Git for the Enterprise
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Due to its ease of use and distributed repository infrastructure, Git is quickly becoming the version control system of choice for many. Getting started takes only a few minutes, and available online tutorials explain Git basics and more advanced features including branching. As easy as...

Bob Aiello, CM Best Practices Consulting
Shifting Left: The Evolution of Test Automation
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As the software development lifecycle shifts toward agile and lean methodologies, quality in every build becomes critical. Continuous integration allows development teams to receive immediate feedback on their code, creating more efficiency and higher quality...

Jennifer Bonine, tap|QA, Inc., and Michael Faulise, tap | QA
Continuous Delivery: Never Send a Human to Do a Machine’s Job
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Until your code is in production, making money for your business, or otherwise doing what it was built to do, you are merely building toy castles in a technological sandbox. Continuous delivery gets more business value into production as soon as possible, validates business decisions, and...

Steve Povilaitis, LeadingAgile, LLC
Grooming the Backlog: Plan the Work, Work the Plan
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Stories in the backlog must be ready to go in time to begin each sprint—priorities are set, stories are at the Goldilocks level of granularity (not too big, and not too small), and stakeholders are prepared to discuss the details. Getting the backlog ready and grooming it take serious...

Andy Berner, QSM, Inc.
Test Automation in Agile: A Successful Implementation
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Many teams feel that they are forced to make an either/or decision when it comes to investing time to automate tests versus executing them manually. Sometimes a “silver bullet” tool is purchased, and testers are forced to use it when there may be a better option; other times unskilled team...

Melissa Tondi, Denver Automation and Quality Engineering

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