STARWEST 2010: Automating Embedded System Testing
Many testers believe the challenges of automating embedded and mobile phone-based systems testing are prohibitively difficult. By approaching the problem from a test design perspective and using that design to drive the automation initiative, William Coleman demystifies automated testing of embedded systems. He draws on experiences gained on a large-scale testing project for a leading smart-phone platform and a Window CE embedded automotive testing platform. William describes the technical side of the solution-how to setup a tethered automation agent to expose the GUI and drive tests at the device layer. Learn how to couple this technology solution with a test design methodology that helps even non-technical testers participate in the automation development and execution. Take back a new approach to achieve large-scale automation coverage that is easily maintainable over the long term.