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The Challenges of BIG Testing: Automation, Virtualization, Outsourcing, and More

Large-scale testing projects can severely stress many of the testing practices we have gotten used to over the year. This can result in less than optimal outcomes. A number of innovative ideas and concepts have emerged to support industrial-strength testing of large and complex projects. Hans Buwalda shares his experiences and the strategies he's developed and used for large testing on large projects. Learn how to design tests specifically for automation and how to successfully incorporate keyword testing. The automation discussion will include virtualization and cloud options, how to deal with numerous versions and configurations common to large projects, and how to handle the complexity added by mobile devices. Hans also outlines the possibilities and pitfalls of outsourcing test automation. The information presented is based on his nineteen years of worldwide experience with testing and test automation involving large projects with test cases executing continuously for many weeks on multiple machines.

Hans Buwalda, LogiGear

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).

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