TestCon Europe 2020

HYBRID EDITION

October 13-15

Vilnius and Online

Kevin Dunne

Senior Vice President Strategic Initiatives

TestProject (by Tricentis), USA

Biography

Kevin Dunne is the General Manager of TestProject, ensuring Tricentis’ commitment to innovation and delivering tools to create better software. With a deep interest in the emerging trends in software development and testing, Kevin is dedicated to collaborating with thought leaders in this space.

Kevin comes to Tricentis from Deloitte, where he managed testing on large government and Fortune 500 engagements delivering ERP implementations and custom software development. As one of the first employees at Tricentis, Kevin has seen many facets of the business working in sales, customer support, marketing, and product management.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University.

Talk

How to Overcome 5 Common Obstacles to Adopting Open Source Automation

Open Source testing tools have long dominated the test automation market, with millions of users leveraging the most popular frameworks such as Selenium and Appium. While these tools offer a promising array of features at a low price point, they often come with a number of new challenges that must be solved to achieve automation maturity. These challenges can surface both with teams looking to implement automation for the first time as well as teams transitioning from established legacy/closed source automation tools. In our experience with thousands of teams adopting open source for the first time, users will face challenges when it comes to:

Authoring: how to build the number of tests needed, especially when agile and devops are increasing the rate of new feature delivery. Teams can empower non-technical testers with appropriate tools to widen the number of potential contributors.

Maintenance: how to structure tests in the optimal way to reduce test breakage, and limit the amount of time needed to fix broken tests. Teams can utilize a test structure which allows for easy reuse of code to eliminate maintenance time and potential breakages.

Collaboration: how to make sure that testers are set up to share assets and work in a way that allows teams to create value together. Teams can leverage a centralized repository of modular assets which are easy to find and tailor to their specific use case.

Parallelization: how and when to use the capability of running tests in parallel to reduce the time needed to execute a test suite. Teams can build their own infrastructure or leverage shared cloud infrastructure to accelerate test execution.

Reporting: how to assess the results of executed tests and communicate them to the other tools in the CI/CD pipeline. Teams have several options of metrics to track and means to capture and share this information with appropriate stakeholders.

By attending this presentation, testers will be aware of these challenges they will inevitably face and will be prepared with strategies to overcome them. You do not want to miss this session!

Session Keywords

🔑 Automation
🔑 Selenium
🔑 Appium

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