Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is quickly becoming the new “must-have” as businesses are embarking on Digital Transformation journeys. With the RPA market valued at $1.9 billion USD in 2019, it’s expected to experience a compounded annual growth rate of 34% to reach a value of $11 billion USD by 2027. That’s great to know, but why is this happening?
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.
In CI/CD environments, automated tests are the linchpin of a successful build and deployment. When tests go bad, they cause failed builds, necessary research, and examination. And, of course, if there is a real error, the need to be fixed and rerun. However, what often happens is that a test changes slightly or the underlying environment changes in a way that may cause a test to fail at certain times but not others. These situations are frustrating and I often mutter to myself, “Can’t the test figure these things out on their own?” Today, the answer is “Yes, they can!” Or, at least they can to a point.
Michael Larsen is a Senior Automation Engineer with LTG/PeopleFluent. Over the past three decades, he has been involved in software testing for a range of products and industries, including network routers & switches, virtual machines, capacitance touch devices, video games, and client/server, distributed database & web applications.
Michael is a Black Belt in the Miagi-Do School of Software Testing, helped start and facilitate the Americas chapter of Weekend Testing, is a former Chair of the Education Special Interest Group with the Association for Software Testing (AST), a lead instructor of the Black Box Software Testing courses through AST, and former Board Member and President of AST. Michael writes the TESTHEAD blog and can be found on Twitter at @mkltesthead. A list of books, articles, papers, and presentations can be seen at http://www.linkedin.com/in/mkltesthead.
There is no doubt that COVID-19 has changed our daily lives. It has brought a challenge that most QA Leaders did not anticipate. Shifting to work from home (WFH) has become a new normal for testing teams. But, many leaders hardly had any time to prepare a contingency plan for country-wide WFH requirements.
Hans leads LogiGear’s research and development of test automation solutions, and the delivery of advanced test automation consulting and engineering services.
He is a pioneer of the keyword approach for software testing organizations, and he assists clients in strategic implementation of the Action Based Testing™ method throughout their testing organizations. Hans is also the original architect of LogiGear’s TestArchitect™, the modular keyword-driven toolset for software test design, automation and management. Hans is an internationally recognized expert on test automation, test development and testing technology management. He is coauthor of Integrated Test Design and Automation (Addison Wesley, 2001), and speaks frequently at international testing conferences.
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.
"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."