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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Continuous Testing

Continuous Test Automation

Today’s test organizations often have sizable investments in test automation. Unfortunately, running and maintaining these test suites represents another sizable investment. All too often this hard work is abandoned and teams revert to a more costly, but familiar, manual approach. Jared Richardson says a more practical solution is to integrate test automation suites with continuous integration (CI). A CI system monitors your source code and compiles the system after every change. Once the build is complete, test suites are automatically run. This approach of ongoing test execution provides your developers rapid feedback and keeps your tests in constant use. It also frees up your testers for more involved exploratory testing. Jared shows how to set up an open source continuous integration tool and explains the best way to introduce this technique to your developers and testers. The concepts are simple when presented properly and provide solid benefits to all areas of an organization.

Jared Richardson, Agile Artisans

Principal consultant and a member of the core team at Agile Artisans, Jared Richardson works with other software craftsmen to build excellent custom software. He sold his first software program in 1991 and has been immersed in software ever since. Jared has authored and coauthored a number of books, including the best selling Ship It! A Practical Guide to Successful Software Projects and Career 2.0: Take Control of Your Life. He is a frequent speaker at software conferences and a thought leader in agile.

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