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Developing a Test Automation Framework for Agile Development and Testing

  • Eunha Kim
  • Jongchae Na
  • Seokmoon Ryoo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 31)

Abstract

As software developers today, we all face problems of repetitive and error-prone processes, a lack of a clear way of communication between stakeholders, and risks of late defect discovery or release delays. In order to help solve such problems, we implemented an effective framework for automated testing, which combines the automation features of STAF/STAX and the ease-of-use based on tabular input and output of FitNesse. This framework can support Continuous Integration as an automated testing framework to improve software development processes. The greatest advantage of the framework is the agility that allows for rapid delivery of high-quality software. In this paper, we describe the practices and benefits of using the proposed framework.

Keywords

Test Automation Framework Automated Testing Agile Testing Continuous Integration STAF STAX Fit FitNesse 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eunha Kim
    • 1
  • Jongchae Na
    • 1
  • Seokmoon Ryoo
    • 1
  1. 1.NHN CorporationSeongnam CitySouth Korea

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