Keynote: Next Generation Test Automation: patterns and practices for the future

The testing practices commonly used today are unsustainable. Fragile, hard-to-maintain tests that don’t give stakeholders all the information they need, when they need it, cannot lead us into the world of Lean and DevOps. Radical thinking is needed.

In this talk, you will learn about how high performing teams do test automation. You will discover how testing automation is now an activity that starts before, not after development. You will see how the ScreenPlay pattern, an innovative approach, makes test code more flexible, more maintainable, and understandable even by the business. And you will learn how test reporting must go beyond the realm of QA, and give the team and the business as a whole the feedback they need to make quick decisions.

Learn how test automation is moving from scripting to engineering and beyond.

About John Ferguson Smart

John is an international speaker, consultant, author and trainer well known in the Agile community for his many books, articles and presentations, particularly in areas such as BDD, TDD, test automation, software craftsmanship and team collaboration.
John helps organisations and teams around the world deliver better software sooner through more effective collaboration and communication techniques, and through better technical practices.
John is the author of the best-selling BDD in Action, as well as Jenkins: The Definitive Guide and Java Power Tools.
Very active in the Open Source community, John also leads development on the innovative Serenity BDD test automation library, described as the “best opensource selenium webdriver framework”.