I'm very excited to be presenting at Innovate 2012
again this year. But I'm particularly excited to be talking about one of my favorite topics. Over my many years of doing test automation, I've built several homegrown solutions to solve the end-to-end automation problem to apply interesting integration tests to the nightly build. As a tester, nothing was worse than spending hours or days setting up a complex system to discover that although the build had passed all the unit tests, it basically was unusable! And as systems get more and more complex, the home grown end-to-end solutions don't really scale. Not to mention maintaining them (yes, I've seen a few that require hopping on one foot to make it work). Using service virtualization and continuous delivery automation, it becomes possible to set up real, complex systems of systems and then run integration test scenarios on your nightly build RELIABLY. Talk about really delivering on Agile. This allows test teams to align on the same milestone as development teams.
That's all I'm going to say now, don't want to give away my whole talk! You'll need to come hear it to find out the rest. And remember, there are lots of great topics and you might want to check out the Agenda builde
to figure out how many you can squeeze in....
If you don't find me at this talk, I have a couple of others (look for my blogs on those) and I will also be in the Solution Center at the Test Automation pedestal to show you all about Green Hat! I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone at Innovate!
Lifecycle Scenario Architect