Test Automation Glossary

Framework: An abstraction in which software providing generic functionality can be selectively changed by additional user written code, thus providing application specific software. A software framework is a universal, reusable software platform used to develop applications, products and solutions. Harness: A collection of software and test data configured to test a program unit by running it under varying conditions and monitoring …

Tools for Integrated Test Platforms

Regardless of your current state of tools, building an effective Continuous Integration suite of significant automated regression tests is the key to moving to a higher level of confidence in today’s development world. In the evolution timeline of software development tools, new tools have recently proliferated. We have all been sold on collaboration, transparency and …

Making Big Testing a Big Success

There is no one recipe to make big testing a big success. It takes planning and careful execution of the various aspects, like test design, infrastructure and organization – a mix that can be different for each situation in which you may find yourself. In writing about big testing, the first question that comes up …

A Big and Complex Interview

For this interview, we talked to Greg Wester, Senior Member Technical Staff, Craig Jennings, Senior Director, Quality Engineering and Ritu Ganguly, QE Director at Salesforce. Salesforce.com is a cloud-based enterprise software company specializing in software as a service (SaaS). Best known for its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) product, it was ranked number 27 in Fortune’s 100 …