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Automated Testing Roundtable Day 3: Implementation

Andrew Fray (Lead Programmer, Spry Fox)

Location: Room 214, South Hall

Date: Friday, March 22

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

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Topic: Programming, Production & Team Management

Format: Roundtable

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Automated testing provides a team with more stable software at an earlier point in development, allowing easier scheduling and fast iteration. Yet investing in automated testing has a bad reputation in the industry, where "just-ship-it" is the mantra. Maybe, as increased budgets and team sizes make stability even harder, its time has finally come.

On Day 3, roundtable attendees will discuss the many faces of automation, from locally-run functional and unit tests, to server-driven continuous integration, and even external device farms. How do you do automated testing in your team? What works well for you? More interestingly, what didn't work and why?

These roundtables bring together people of all experience levels and budgets to discuss how they currently, or would like to, use automated testing of any form. See http://autotestingroundtable.com/ for more details and to join the discord!

Takeaway

Attendees will discover common definitions around automated testing, how other studios are currently using it, what works well, and what doesn't. They will return to their studios and extol the benefits of automated testing, and that it doesn't have to be hard or time consuming to see returns on investment.

Intended Audience

Programmers and technical QA with experience or interest in automated testing. It's ok to not be an expert, all ability levels encouraged.