Rapid Automated Test Script Development In A Fast Paced Web Shop

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Summary:

Clay Givens illustrates the importance of designing flexibility into automated tests with an emphasis on modularity for speed. He describes how to design automated tests, run them efficiently, and share test results using both commercial and homegrown open-source testing tools.

Before you start writing automated test scripts, you need an automation framework that matches your application and environment. Not surprisingly, Web applications at HotJobs, a Yahoo! Company are constantly changing and need a fast, flexible methodology for test automation.

Clay Givens illustrates the importance of designing this flexibility into automated tests with an emphasis on modularity for speed. He describes how to design automated tests, run them efficiently, and share test results using both commercial and homegrown open-source testing tools.

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Johanna Rothman

Allen, thank you!

February 22, 2013 - 2:33pm

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Clay Givens's picture Clay Givens

Clay Givens is currently a senior automated test lead at HotJobs, a Yahoo! Company. He's been working in technology for 6 years. The first two years were spent providing technical support for Hewlett Packard CD writers at a call center in Fort Collins Colorado named Center Partners, LLC. The last four years he has been testing web software at HotJobs, who was acquired by Yahoo! recently. He received a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Oregon State University in 1997, and attended courses at Columbia University's Computer Technology and Applications (CTA) program in 2002. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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