by Stu Ling
For PNSQC 2015 I chose to use the Concept Paper forum to conduct a survey of test automation practices.
Specifically, I wanted to know what kind of software attendees were testing, what kinds of tests they were performing, how they implemented their tests, and what the motivations … Read more
No one can say PNSQC folks aren’t up for a challenge! At this year’s conference, we asked people to form teams and come up with a solution to the following SQA Challenge:
Automated tests are often accused of being flaky. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. Sometimes they report false failures. Sometimes the problem is with the product being tested and sometimes the problem is with the automated test or the test environment.
So, what can be done to improve the reliability and trustworthiness of automated tests, and efficiently and effectively address automated test flakiness when it does occur?
Your solution to this challenge should be a collection of specific practices, tools, technologies and approaches that produce automated tests that run reliably and produce trustworthy results.
Nine teams stepped up to the challenge, submitting entries that included highly technical guidelines for automated test development to recommendations for how to manage the people involved in testing and development. “All the responses were great,” said Program Committee member Shauna Gonzales “Reading through them, it was obvious that everyone had brought a lot of experience to the table.”
Joseph N. Ruskiewicz, Sc.D. is a senior quality architect for eBay and an adjunct professor for Portland State University. He holds a B.Sc. from University of Wisconsin, an M.Sc. from Carnegie Mellon, and a Doctoral degree of Sciences (Sc.D.) from ETH Zürich in Switzerland.
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