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Scalable Test Automation with Hans Buwalda

Automation is often introduced to improve time to market and deal with large repeated testing efforts efficiently. However, if not done well, automation can become a bottleneck, especially in large and complex projects. Hans will discuss a method called Action Based Testing (ABT) that is based on keywords and modularization to obtain scalability and manageability. After describing this method, Hans will highlight how ABT can work in an Agile project to obtain "sprint+zero": getting working functional tests working before the end of a sprint, rather than postponing automation until a next sprint (known as "sprint+1").

There will be food, refreshments, and prizes including TestArchitect software ($795-$2495 value), a Roku, gift cards, and various best-selling books.

About Hans Buwalda:

An internationally recognized expert in testing, Hans Buwalda is a pioneer of keyword-driven test automation, an approach now widely adopted throughout the testing industry. Originally from the Netherlands, Hans is the CTO of LogiGear, directing the development of the successful Action Based Testing methodology for keyword-driven test automation and its supporting TestArchitect toolset.

Hans speaks frequently at international conferences like STAREAST and STARWEST on concepts such as Soap Opera Testing, Three Holy Grails of Test Development, Testing in the Cold, and Jungle Testing. Hans is coauthor of Integrated Test Design and Automation: Using the TestFrame Method.

About LogiGear:

Founded in 1994 by top thought leaders in the software testing industry, LogiGear has completed software testing and development projects for prominent companies across a broad range of industries and technologies.

LogiGear provides leading-edge software testing technologies and expertise, along with software development services that enable our customers to accelerate business growth while having confidence in the software they deliver.

The senior executive team has co-authored several top-selling books on software testing and test automation, including:

Testing Computer Software, by Cem Kaner, Jalk Falk and Hung Q. Nguyen

Testing Applications on the Web, by Hung Q. Nguyen, Michael Hackett and Robert Johnston

Integrated Test Design and Automation, by Hans Buwalda, Dennis Janssen, Iris Pinkster, and Paul Watters

Global Software Test Automation, by Hung Q. Nguyen, Michael Hackett, and Brent K. Whitlock (foreword by Apple Computers co-founder Steve Wozniak)

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  • Hamid S.

    Good presentation, and others mentioned, it was thought provoking and insightful ...

    June 25, 2014

  • Heidi

    Mr. Buwalda's presentation was thought-provoking, informative and very fun. Well done.

    1 · June 25, 2014

  • Shunjiro Y.

    His talk was really nice, however, I couldn't understand Keyword-driven testing completely.

    June 24, 2014

    • John K.

      Hi Shunjiro-san, Thanks for the kind comment. Essentially keywords replace the complexity of scripts and programming with a readable/understandable action, like: "add two numbers", or "rent car". The action is a higher level of abstraction so that all the details about how to exactly "rent a car" a hidden so that you can concentrate on test flows and test development instead. Then you can easily build lots of test flows with these actions to get great scalability and test coverage. - John

      1 · June 25, 2014

  • Karen B.

    Great concepts - well presented.

    June 25, 2014

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    Folks looking for a mid level Quality Engineer with a passion, desire and knowledge to develop tools, automation and more for my team at EBay. Any referrals ?

    June 24, 2014

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    A former member

    Hello everyone - QE lead looking to learn more test automation for my group at Yahoo! Also looking to network in the bay area QE environment as I'm new to the area.

    June 13, 2014

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    June 4, 2014

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    Interested in test automation

    May 31, 2014

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