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Patterns in Test Automation: Issues and Solutions NEW

Testers often encounter problems when automating test execution. The surprising thing is that many testers encounter the very same problems, over and over again. These problems often have known solutions, yet many testers are not aware of them. Recognizing the commonality of these test automation issues and their solutions, Seretta Gamba and Dorothy Graham have organized them into a set of test automation patterns. A pattern is a general, reusable solution to a commonly occurring problem. For many years, patterns have been identified, defined, catalogued, and used in software development, but they are not commonly recognized in test automation. Seretta and Dot help you recognize your test automation problems and show you how to identify appropriate patterns to help solve them. Patterns address issues such as No Previous Automation, High ROI Expectations, and High Test Maintenance Cost.

Dorothy Graham, Software Test Consultant

In testing for more than thirty years, Dorothy Graham is coauthor of four books—Software Inspection, Software Test Automation, Foundations of Software Testing, and Experiences of Test Automation: Case Studies of Software Test Automation. Dot was a founding member of the ISEB Software Testing Board, a member of the working party that developed the first ISTQB Foundation Syllabus, and served on the boards of conferences and publications in software testing.

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Seretta Gamba, Steria Mummert ISS GmbH

Seretta Gamba has more than thirty years of experience in software development and testing. As test manager at Steria Mummert ISS GmbH, Seretta was charged with improving their test automation process in 2001. After studying other strategies, she developed Command-Driven Testing and a supporting framework. Seretta presented a 2009 enhancement to the framework that enabled the test automation team to “harvest” test case information by supporting manual testing.

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