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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Half-day Tutorials

Agile Test Automation: Do It Early and Often SOLD OUT

Agile teams deliver “potentially” shippable software at the end of every iteration—typically, one to four weeks but possibly as often as daily. This goal can't be achieved without comprehensive automated tests, a place where many teams struggle. The challenge of automating functional regression tests even frightens many experienced and competent testers. But it doesn’t have to be this way. By combining collaborative teamwork with appropriate tools and design approaches, you not only can automate regression tests, but the team also can use test automation tools to enhance exploratory testing. Janet Gregory describes how to implement automation early in the project to guide development by providing real-time feedback to the team. Janet explores techniques for determining which tests to automate and which should remain manual. She demonstrates with examples how to design automated tests for maximum effectiveness and ease of maintenance. By the end of this session, you’ll understand how to fit automation activities within each iteration so testing keeps up with coding.

Janet Gregory, DragonFire, Inc.

Agile testing coach and practitioner Janet Gregory (@janetgregoryca) is the coauthor of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams and a contributor to 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know. Janet specializes in showing agile teams how testers can add value in areas beyond critiquing the product. For the past ten years, she has been working with teams to transition to agile development.

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