Functional Test Automation using FitNesse

Functional Test Automation using FitNesse

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Over the past year, Silverpop has transitioned its functional test automation process and tools from UI Centric tests using QTP, to a mix of UI and service level based tests using FitNesse. Additionally, functional test automation has moved from being a QA only activity to one involving the entire team activity. The software test suite is integrated with Silverpop’s Continuous Integration (Jenkins) environment. Silverpop has achieved both higher velocity in developing automated tests and tests that are more reliable.

This presentation will cover Silverpop’s software testing process and the overall software test automation architecture. It will provide a demonstration of the software tests including FitNesse, and supporting Java Fixtures. The presentation will also cover some lessons learned in implementing test automation.

About the Speaker

Robert Sellers Smith

As the Director of Quality Assurance at Silverpop, Sellers is leading improvements in Silverpops software testing process, including implementing test automation with FitNesse. Previously he has worked as Director of Engineering, Software Architect and Software Engineer on a variety of Internet based projects and companies. In the 80s and 90s, Sellers worked on a variety of large government and DoD system development and integration projects. Sellers was part of the team the developed the Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP-PMI) certification for PMI and is a Scrum Certified Practitioner and Project Management Professional. Sellers holds a Master’s in Software Engineering and Business Administration.

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