How to Accelerate Your Transition to the Cloud

In 2020, it is no exaggeration to say that, if your application is not cloud-based, customers may not consider using you––and with public cloud adoption rates rising to 92% in 2018, it’s clear to see why. Having dedicated systems running native applications that require maintenance by individual organizations creates a coordination headache that is easily solved by cloud technology. I have been involved with companies that developed shrinkwrap and downloadable software, applications that run entirely in the cloud in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) environment, and a hybrid of the two models. Each has their own challenges.

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Michael Larsen
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

Keyword-Driven Testing: The Best Practices You Can’t Afford to Miss

  • Keyword-Driven Testing (KDT) is a battle-tested method to speed up test automation development and cut downscaling costs in the long run.
  • This article gives you the best practices that we’ve crystallized from our 20+ years of helping clients successfully build and maintain their Keyword-Driven Testing frameworks.
  • To reap the full reward of Keyword-Driven Testing, you should 1) organize tests into self-contained test modules with clear test objectives, 2) separate Business-Level from Interaction-Level tests, and 3) architect a robust keyword library.
  • As Keyword-Driven Testing is a widely adopted method, you can apply these best practices to many test automation tools including Robot Framework, Unified Functional Test, TestArchitect, TestComplete, Ranorex, etc.
Thuc Nguyen
Thuc Nguyen has been leading the product teams at LogiGear in delivering quality test automation solutions to LogiGear's customers and services clients. Thuc has a great passion for helping organizations transform their Test Automation, Continuous Delivery and DevOps practices as well as empowering testers of all technical levels to thrive in complex enterprise environments.