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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, September 30, 2013 - 8:30am
Full-day Tutorials
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.

Tuesday, October 1, 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-driven 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”—automate 95 percent of your tests with no more than 5 percent of your total testing effort—using his proven, keyword-driven test method.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 1:45pm
Test Automation
Model-Based Testing with Keywords

Model-based testing can be a powerful alternative to just writing test cases. However, modeling tools are specialized and not suitable for everyone. On the other hand, keyword-driven test automation has gained wide acceptance as a powerful way to create maintainable automated tests, and, unlike models, keywords are simple to use. Hans Buwalda demonstrates different ways that keyword testing and models can be combined to make model-based testing more readily accessible. Learn how you can use keywords to create the models directly.