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Strategies for Agile Software Testing Automation: An Industrial Experience

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3 Author(s)
Collins, E. ; Nokia Inst. of Technol., Manaus, Brazil ; Dias-Neto, A. ; de Lucena, V.F.

Testing Automation has been growing in software engineering. Many organizations are investing in automated testing in order to prevent defects and increase testing effectiveness during software development. In agile methodologies, this task is considered an important activity, considered the key of the agile testing. This paper presents three testing automation strategies applied to three different software projects adopting Scrum agile methodology. The results indicated positive agile practices to be considered when adopting testing automation strategy, such as: team collaboration, task distribution, testing tools, knowledge managements. The challenges, results, and lessons learned from this experience are also discussed.

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Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops (COMPSACW), 2012 IEEE 36th Annual

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16-20 July 2012