Past Meetup

Scalable Test Automation with Hans Buwalda

Hosted by South Bay Software Quality Engineering

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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)