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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. Prior to joining LogiGear, Hans served as project director at CMG (now CFI). Hans speaks frequently at international conferences 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.

Speaker Presentations
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 8:30am
Full-day Tutorials
The Challenges of BIG Testing: Automation, Virtualization, Outsourcing, and More

Large-scale testing projects severely stress “normal” testing practices. This can result in a number of less than optimal results. A number of innovative ideas and concepts have emerged to support industrial-strength testing of large and complex projects—some successful and others not so successful. Hans Buwalda shares his experiences and the strategies he's developed over the years for large testing on large projects. He describes the possibilities and pitfalls of outsourcing test automation.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 1:00pm
Half-day Tutorials
Introducing Keyword-driven Test Automation

In both agile and traditional projects, keyword-driven testing has proven to be a powerful way to attain a high level of automation—when it is done correctly. Many testing organizations use keyword testing but aren’t realizing the full benefits of scalability and maintainability that are essential to keep up with the demands of testing today’s software. Hans Buwalda outlines how you can meet what he calls the 5 percent challenges—automating 95 percent of your tests with no more than 5 percent of your total testing effort—using the proven, keyword-driven test method he uses.