Make automated testing agile and scalable.
Automation is often introduced to improve time-to-market and to deal with large and repeated testing needs efficiently. However, if not done well automation it can become a bottleneck rather than an enabler, in particular in larger and more complex test projects. Keyword frameworks have a potential to relieve this situation, but only if applied well, following a suitable method. Hans Buwalda will talk about such a method, called Action Based Testing (ABT). It is based on keywords and modularization to obtain scalability and manageability. After describing this method in general Hans will discuss how ABT can work in an agile project to obtain "sprint+zero": getting functional tests developed and automated before the end of a sprint.
An internationally recognized expert in testing, Hans Buwalda is a pioneer of keyword-driven test automation, an approach now widely adopted throughout the industry. Originally from the Netherlands, he is now the CTO of LogiGear, directing the development of the Action Based Testing™ methodology for scalable keyword-driven test automation and its supporting TestArchitect™ toolset. Hans speaks frequently at international conferences and is coauthor of Integrated Test Design and Automation, published by Addison-Wesley.
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