Technical Test Automation Challenges: Patterns and Solutions
Many organizations find that test automation does not work as well as they thought it would. In many cases, these failures are due to generic technical reasons, which can be fixed with relative ease. Solutions that have worked well for others are patterns; these test automation patterns are common to automation efforts at any level with whatever tools you are using. Dot Graham focuses on often-neglected technical issues—i.e., non-management issues—and the patterns that help solve them. These are not development or code patterns—this is a code-free tutorial. Using a set of patterns developed with Seretta Gamba, Dot looks at issues such as BRITTLE SCRIPTS, INADEQUATE DOCUMENTATION, and RANDOM AUTOMATION, and discusses patterns such as TESTWARE ARCHITECTURE, DOCUMENT THE TESTWARE, AUTOMATE WHAT’S NEEDED, and KILL THE ZOMBIES as well as other issues and patterns that participants want to investigate. Learn how to navigate efficiently through the patterns documented on the Test Automation Patterns Wiki and develop a better understanding of technical test automation challenges and solutions.
Note: We will be working online with the wiki during this tutorial, so please bring a laptop, tablet, or similar web-enabled device.