This track includes topics related to test automation architecture, continuous integration, agile automation, and what other tasks you need to perform after you have designed your framework and scripted your test cases.

Reading Between The Lines: Correcting ATDD Myths and Traps in Automation

Acceptance Test-Driven Development has become an industry buzz word, and that buzz has reached your automation doorstep. With all of the promises of conversational language test cases, increased communication, and productivity, this is paradigm almost seems too good to be true. When your team starts the process of implementing ATDD, there is a healthy amount […]

Get Your Developers to Think Like QA

It’s our responsibility as quality ambassadors to get developers to think holistically – from a user perspective, as well as positive and negative scenarios in which quality does not impact overall customer experience. It’s straightforward. In the agile world, we need to tear down “them vs. us” silos, so every member of the team – […]

Yellow is the New Green: Rethinking Test Success

“When will the tests be green?” Have you heard that question? I submit that, until we fix all the bugs, they never will be! Project leaders look to the test results to know if we can release. They want to see “Green” on the status board. Green means all tests are passing. Will they ever? […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Test Automation

Automation! It may be a buzzword these days, but it’s also a useful approach to include in your testing and quality toolkit. If you’re new to automated testing, you’re probably starting off with a lot of questions: Which tool or framework should you use? How do you know which tests to automate? Why is automated […]

Cast Iron Automation

We just finished automating “all” of our regression test suite. Or, perhaps, we now have 4731 BDD “test scripts” that we run on each deployment. Hooray! T-shirts for everyone! Then it happens…our product changes, our tool version changes, or our infrastructure changes. Our shiny new toy becomes a tarnished, broken, and unusable pile of shattered […]

Workshop: Introduction to UI End-to-End Testing with

Hey you! Want to learn Nodejs (Javascript) and GUI automation? Imagine that your QE team is planning to implement an automation strategy for end-to-end (E2E) tests. Automating the browser can be fun and rewarding – while enjoying the benefits of automated smoke/regression tests. Now, imagine your existing automation framework is failing you. Your QE team […]

Workshop: Continuous Testing – Embedding Quality in Your DevOps

Decreasing the time to market has become mission-critical for many organizations. This heightened focus on speed has fundamentally changed the way software is designed, developed, released and tested. Not long ago it would have been common to see release testing efforts that took weeks or even months. This is no longer an option for most […]

Keynote: Should You Measure Twice?

The things I’ve learned about test automation while wearing dungarees … Wood scaffolding and test doubles. Saw dust and scenarios. A jig and acceptance tests. What do these have in common? Learn how to cut costs in automation without cutting corners. Discover when and how to use back-of-the-napkin planning for test automation. Avoid another “trip […]

The ROI for Test Automation – Are You Missing It?

Executives are always looking to cut costs and increase value. Test Automation is key in continuous delivery of digital assets for customers. But does Test Automation produce an ROI? If so, what is it? How can your department positively affect the bottom line with test automation? Join Paul Merrill, CEO and Principal Consultant at Beaufort […]