Global Test Automation During COVID-19

How to Keep Your Automation Programs Running in Times of Crises. 

As COVID-19 spreads across the United States, and more states are being forced to instill shelter-in-place mandates, employees are increasingly being asked to work from home, leaving test processes and infrastructure (like private clouds, secure network access, specific mobile phones, etc.) behind. 

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Michael Hackett
"Michael is also a co-founder of LogiGear Corporation, and has over two decades of experience in software engineering in banking, securities, healthcare and consumer electronics.

Michael is a Certified Scrum Master and has co-authored two books on software testing. Testing Applications on the Web: Test Planning for Mobile and Internet-Based Systems (Wiley, 2nd ed. 2003), available in English, Chinese and Japanese, and Global Software Test Automation (HappyAbout Publishing, 2006). He is a founding member of the Board of Advisors at the University of California Berkeley Extension and has taught for the Certificate in Software Quality Engineering and Management at the University of California Santa Cruz Extension. As a member of IEEE, his training courses have brought Silicon Valley testing expertise to over 16 countries."


DIGITAL HEARTS Co., Ltd. (Hereinafter referred to as “DIGITAL HEARTS”) recently announced that they have taken on the systems testing for the NESCAFÉ GOLDBLEND Barista Duo+. Barista Duo+ is both a coffee machine and an IoT device; by connecting to the internet, it supports cashless payments and can also let you know how much coffee and creamer is left in the device. Not only did the Barista Duo+ require extensive Software Testing, it required the testers to perform physical tasks like adding coffee, creamer, and water.

This made for a complex testing environment, but DIGITAL HEARTS was able to overcome this by preparing a unique test environment and implementing automated testing. For this particular project, we enlisted test engineers in the LogiGear Vietnam office who utilized LogiGear’s Test Automation tool—TestArchitect—to deliver high quality tests efficiently and at a low cost. LogiGear has over 25 years of experience in serving US businesses, and more than 15 years of experience providing Test Automation and automated testing in complex environments.

By using TestArchitect, the team was able to overcome the language barrier that is common when using overseas resources. They were able to do so because TestArchitect utilizes Keyword-Driven Testing, which allows a user to automate actions, and is easily extensible for localization testing. This allowed the DIGITAL HEARTS and LogiGear teams to automate easily in Japanese, thereby creating an environment that would be equal to doing everything onshore.

Various types functional testing were performed, including:

Table courtesy via DIGITAL HEARTS Co., Ltd.

To learn more about this project, read the press release and details here:

LogiGear Corporation provides global solutions for software testing, and offers public and corporate software testing training programs worldwide through LogiGear University. LogiGear is a leader in the integration of test automation, offshore resources and US project management for fast, cost-effective results. Since 1994, LogiGear has worked with Fortune 500 companies to early-stage start-ups in, creating unique solutions to meet their clients’ needs. With facilities in the US and Viet Nam, LogiGear helps companies double their test coverage and improve software quality while reducing testing time and cutting costs.

Continuous Quality – Ethical Aspects of Software Testing

Daily, we are pushing the boundaries of how fast we can deliver software. Delivering something new, better, faster than our competition can mean incredible payoff and we are constantly being asked to cut costs and deliver more, faster, cheaper. But then suddenly you wake up to 189 dead in a plane crash or having to take down and redesign your entire banking service because the architecture didn’t hold up to the load.

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Lena Wiberg
Consultant manager at Lemontree & VP of Marketing and branding at the Association for Software Testing
Lena Wiberg is a developer who found testing and stayed. She had worked in most roles associated with testing and is passionate about continuous improvement. Lena is currently a consultant manager at Lemontree, a Swedish consultancy firm specialized in software quality. She is also one of the directors of the Association for Software Testing (
Lena loves facilitating workshops, mentoring and speaking at conferences on topics related to quality and software. You can find her on most social media but is particularly fond of twitter (@LenaPejgan)

Testing Autonomous Vehicles

One of the pioneers of the self-driving car movement was Waymo, which grew out of the Google Labs project that developed the sensors and software to provide a completely autonomous driving experience.

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Tony Luu
Tony Luu has more than eight years of experience in QA and Software Life Cycle Development. Tony is currently a Senior Project Lead at LogiGear Corporation, and has lead project development for several clients, most notably including Linkedin, Cisco and LeapFrog. Tony received a Bachelor of Applied Science in lectrical and Electronics Engineering from Purdue University.