The 2nd Google Test Automation Conference will take place in New York on 23rd and 24th of August. I’ve been given the honor of presenting our team’s test automation system that’s in use for all F-Secure’s Linux/UNIX Anti-Virus products. The conference is free of charge, but the number of participants is limited to 150. If you’re working with testing or test automation you have a good change to see my presentation and many top speakers during the two days by applying to the conference here.
My presentation will introduce some ideas of test automation system architecture, using virtualization to test on ever increasing number of Linux variants, utilizing version control and moving to automated reporting and test documentation. I’ll be also covering some specifics of testing anti-virus products, testing proprietary products on open source platforms and testing products with GUIs, Web UIs, kernel modules and firewalls as well as HTTP/SMTP/POP proxies with clients and servers. And even bootable CDs. It’s quite clear that there isn’t a single free or commercial product that would do all that. So I’ll show how we have tackled many of these problems by modularity of the automation system and by keeping all the different parts easy to use and understand. And oh yes… I’ll be advocating “automating everything” :)