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Experiences of Test Automation: Case Studies of Software Test Automation by Mark Fewster, Dorothy Graham

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Chapter 7. Automating the Testing of Complex Government Systems

Elfriede Dustin

Elfriede Dustin, well known in the test automation world, shares her experience of developing an automation framework for real-time, mission-critical systems for the U.S. Department of Defense. Because of the particular type of software that was being tested, there were specific requirements for a tool solution, and Elfriede and her colleagues needed to spend some time searching for and experimenting with different tools. Their clear statement of requirements kept them on track for a successful outcome, and their eventual solution used a mixture of commercial, open source, and inhouse tools. They met with some unexpected resistance to what was technically a very good ...

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