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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Test Automation

Fostering Long-Term Test Automation Success Prior Year Content

In today’s environment of plummeting software delivery cycle times, test automation becomes a more critical and strategic necessity. How can we possibly keep up with software delivery’s explosive pace while retaining satisfactory test coverage, keeping the reins on costs, and reducing risk? Carl Nagle maintains that the long-term solution is a greater level of “sustainable” test automation. The SAFS method separates test design from test execution with a data-driven/action-based approach that encapsulates volatile application-specific data into readily localizable “maps” for simple maintenance. Test designs (scripts) are completely independent of the ready-to-run SAFS engines that will execute them. And since the test design methodology does not change over long periods of time, testers can focus more on getting robust automation in place quickly, with little attention paid to each new technology, testing tool, or test IDE. Join Carl to learn how test automation thrives when testers and tools are not tied up in application-specific silos.

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Carl Nagle
Carl Nagle, SAS Institute, Inc.

At SAS Institute Carl Nagle is a principal software developer, focused for the past seventeen years on the development, integration, and evolution of enterprise software test automation tools and the open source SAFSDEV framework. For more than thirty years, Carl has been responsible for engineering both hardware and software testing systems including the design of advanced electronics for analog and digital subsystem testing with embedded software for high-end power generation and communication systems. This naturally evolved into the development of advanced software testing systems and frameworks. Carl and his team thrive on solving “impossible” test automation scenarios across multiple processes, platforms, and technologies.

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