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Software test automation h Product Description Software test automation has moved beyond a luxury to become a necessity. Applications and systems have grown ever larger and more complex, and manual testing simply cannot keep up. As technology changes, and more organizations move into agile development, testing must adapt-and quickly. Test automation is essential, but poor automation is wasteful-how do you know where your efforts will take you? Authors Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster wrote the field´s seminal text, Software Test Automation, which has guided many organizations toward success. Now, in Experiences of Test Automation, they reveal test automation at work in a wide spectrum of organizations and projects, from complex government systems to medical devices, SAP business process development to Android mobile apps and cloud migrations. This book addresses both management and technical issues, describing failures and successes, brilliant ideas and disastrous decisions and, above all, offers specific lessons you can use. Coverage includes Test automation in agile development How management support can make or break successful automation The importance of a good testware architecture and abstraction levels Measuring benefits and Return on Investment (ROI) Management issues, including skills, planning, scope, and expectations Model-Based Testing (MBT), monkey testing, and exploratory test automation The importance of standards, communication, documentation, and flexibility in enterprise-wide automation Automating support activities Which tests to automate, and what not to automate Hidden costs of automation: maintenance and failure analysis The right objectives for test automation: why ´´finding bugs´´ may not be a good objective Highlights, consisting of lessons learned, good points, and helpful tips Experiences of Test Automation will be invaluable to everyone considering, implementing, using, or managing test automation. Testers, analysts, developers, automators and automation architects, test managers, project managers, QA professionals, and technical directors will all benefit from reading this book. Foreword xxix Preface xxxi Reflections on the Case Studies (by Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster ) 1 A Management Issues 2 B Technical Issues 8 C Conclusion 16 Chapter 1: An Agile Team´s Test Automation Journey: The First Year (by Lisa Crispin) 17 1.1 Background for the Case Study 18 1.2 Whole Team Commitment 19 1.3 Setting Up the Automation Strategy 20 1.4 Applying Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD) to Test behind the GUI Using FitNesse 24 1.5 Use an Incremental Approach 26 1.6 The Right Metrics 27 1.7 Celebrate Successes 28 1.8 Incorporate Engineering Sprints 28 1.9 Team Success 29 1.10 Continuous Improvement 31 1.11 Conclusion 32 Chapter 2: The Ultimate Database Automation (by Henri van de Scheur) 33 2.1 Background for the Case Study 33 2.2 Software under Test 35 2.3 Objectives for Test Automation 36 2.4 Developing Our Inhouse Test Tool 37 2.5 Our Results 40 2.6 Managing Our Automated Tests 40 2.7 Test Suites and Types 41 2.8 Today´s Situation 43 2.9 Pitfalls Encountered and Lessons Learned (the Hard Way) 43 2.10 How We Applied Advice from the Test Automation Book 45 2.11 Conclusion 47 2.12 Acknowledgments 48 Chapter 3: Moving to the Cloud: The Evolution of TiP, Continuous Regression Testing in Production (by Ken Johnston and Felix Deschamps) 49 3.1 Background for the Case Study 50 3.2 Moving Our Testing into the Cloud 52 3.3 How We Implemented TiP 55 3.4 Sample of Monthly Service Review Scorecards 58 3.5 Exchange TiP v2-Migrating TiP to the Windows Azure Cloud 62 3.6 What We Learned 63 3.7 Conclusion 67 3.8 Acknowledgments 67 Chapter 4: The Automator Becomes the Automated (by Bo Roop) 69 4.1 Background for the Case Study: My First Job 69 4.2 My Great Idea . . . 72 4.3 A Breakthrough 74 4.4 Conclusion 80 Chapter 5: Autobiography of an Automator: From Mainframe to Framework Automation (by John Kent) 83 5.1 Background for the Case Study 84 5.2 A Mainframe Green-Screen Automation Project 88 5.3 Difference between Mainframe and Script-Based Tools 89 5.4 Using the New Script-Based Tools 91 5.5 Automating Tests for IBM Maximo 97 5.6 Conclusion 102 5.7 Additional Reading 103 Chapter 6: Project 1: Failure!, Project 2: Success! (by Ane Clausen) 105 6.1 Background for the Case Study 105 6.2 Project 1: Failure! 107 6.3 Project 2: Success! 109 6.4 The Next Time Period: Testing for Real 118 6.5 Conclusion 127 Chapter