Jacqueline Walton, Gannett, Inc.

Jacqueline Walton is an energetic and passionate IT Quality Assurance Lead. Jacqueline possesses a solid record of pioneering, building, managing, training, and mentoring high-performance functional and automation test teams. Although she has acquired excellent knowledge and working experience in all phases of the software development life-cycle, Jacqueline has found that her passion lies within QA and has ensured successful product releases for large international corporations such as The Rawlings Group, Gannett (USA Today, Deal Chicken, etc.) AT&T, Luxottica Retail, and more.

QUEST 2014 Conference and EXPO Sessions:

Workshop: Data-Driven Automation Test Architecture

Wednesday, April 9: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

The “Data-Driven Automation Test Architecture,” or D-DATA, is a test management system that leverages Selenium for automation testing in a dynamic corporate setting. D-DATA offers several advantages over more basic Selenium testing architectures such as JUnit, and will serve as a platform for further innovation in Quality Assurance Automation as it continues to evolve.  While JUnit may be a common design for selenium tests, it represents a relatively simplistic architecture that doesn’t scale very well, and is fairly rigid and inflexible in how it can be used. The D-DATA approach overcomes these limitations by starting from a more pure object oriented approach, with separation and encapsulation of responsibilities. This design lends itself to flexibility in the definition and implementation of tests, unlocking configuration and customization options that JUnit can’t compare to.  Join Jacqueline to learn about this new approach.

  • Discover why D-DATA architecture instead of JUnit for automation
  • Learn how to extend your automation capabilities using D-DATA architecture
  • Understand how the data-driven approach allows for better test suite maintainability