STAREAST 2014: Test Automation Patterns: Issues and Solutions

Seretta Gamba, Steria Mummert ISS GmbH and Dorothy Graham, Independent Test Consultant

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 solutions that have worked well for others. These problem/solution pairs are called “patterns.” Seretta Gamba recognized the commonality of these test automation issues and their solutions and, together with Dorothy Graham, has organized them into Test Automation Patterns. Although unit test patterns are well known, Seretta and Dorothy’s patterns address more general issues. They cover management, process, design, and execution patterns to help you recognize common test automation issues and show you how to identify appropriate patterns to solve the problems. Issues such as No Previous Automation, High ROI Expectations, and High Test Maintenance Cost are addressed by patterns such as Maintainable Testware, Tool Independence, and Management SupportLaptop required (with USB access). An offline version of the wiki will be available to copy to your laptop from a USB stick to use during the session. 

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