Toward 21st Century Automation for Agile Testing

Dietmar Strasser, Micro Focus

As more companies move to agile software delivery approaches, new challenges and dynamics are impacting their testing practices. Organizations face many issues when implementing automation, including selecting tools that are usable and flexible, encouraging non-technical and non-testing staff to contribute tests, enabling open-source integration, and promoting test-driven development. Dietmar Strasser shares his experiences tackling these challenges as many organizations shift from traditional test automation to agile. Learn about the increased importance of testing in the agile development environment; the role that process and tools play in supporting the agile team; the differences between traditional and agile test automation; how to develop fast, automated test scripts; the use of agile and traditional testing methods side-by-side; and how to deal with test automation in a distributed development environment.

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