STARWEST 2017 Concurrent Session : Integrate Your Test Automation Tools for More Power

Conference archive


Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Integrate Your Test Automation Tools for More Power

Add to calendar

Walk the Expo, and you will see all kinds of test automation tools. Some run scripts. Some communicate with the system under test. Some virtualize system components. Some do interesting things that you may never have considered. Yet, none gives you a complete recipe for testing your product and synthesizing the results. That is not their job. It's yours. Mike Duskis says an effective test automation program will reflect the unique nuances of your product and your business. However, unique nuances need not add up to radically different architectures. In fact, effective automation programs share some essential components. Join Mike on a tour through this common anatomy—trigger, scaffold, script, fixture, connector, artifact manager, and reporter. Along the way, learn how these structure types manifest in specific real-world programs and how they work together to form extensible and maintainable systems which consistently produce useful test results.

Mike Duskis

Mike Duskis got his test automation start in 1997 using Rational Robot on a multimedia interleaving product. Through the years, he rotated through testing, development, and test management roles for industries ranging from higher education to medical devices but rarely drifted far from the source code. He currently plays test automation architect at ProtectWise, an enterprise security company that records, analyzes, and visualizes network activity on demand. The service lives in the cloud, but the office overlooks Union Station in Denver, Colorado.