STARCANADA 2017 Concurrent Session : World-Class Test Automation: You Can Build It Too

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

World-Class Test Automation: You Can Build It Too

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Join Chris Loder as he describes the test automation framework they have created from the ground up. Chris shares the environment they have put together to run in virtual machines, physical hardware, and mobile devices—with Jenkins keeping track of it all. He explains their use of the keyword driven and page object approaches, and how that has allowed a high rate of automated test case development from all members of the quality team. Using this framework, they run over 7,000 unique regression web tests daily—quickly and consistently. Chris shows how they built their automation with both action retry and test case retry to ensure smooth and successful regression runs. Finally, he explains the extensive reporting that the framework provides and how it is used it to quickly identify potential issues. Automation has become a vital piece of the release strategy, come and explore how it could be vital in your company as well.

InGenius Software

An automation enthusiast to the core, Chris Loder is an automation developer leading the automation framework team at InGenius Software in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Chris’ passion to automate has carried him through two decades of automation and automation framework development. He has worked with all the greats—Visual Test, WinRunner, Quick Test Pro, Rational Functional Tester, and Selenium—and is currently focusing on starting a new framework at InGenius. At his previous employer Chris filed a patent for work done on the automation framework built there and loves to talk about it—and all things automation.