Most companies grasp the importance of leveraging test automation including increased test coverage, reduced execution time, and more frequent testing. However, there are significant costs associated with purchased test automation tools such as licensing fees, maintenance/support fees, and vendor dependency for product fixes and enhancements. More than ever, companies are exploring open source test automation tools to reduce these costs. While there are multiple advantages of using these open source test automation tools, there are also disadvantages. Without proper planning and the creation of advanced test automation frameworks, most companies still struggle with test automation. Join David to learn the factors in deciding between open source vs. purchased automation tools, the short-term and long-term advantages of using an open source automation tool, the importance of designing an automation framework that supports organizational testing objectives, and the effort needed to implement a Selenium WebDriver solution.


David Dang, Zenergy

David Dang is a HP Certified Instructor for QuickTest Professional, WinRunner, and Quality Center. As a recognized automation expert, David has provided automation strategy and implementation plans for numerous clients to maximize ROI and minimize script maintenance. David has been a featured speaker on test automation and related topics at local and national QA and testing conferences including Quality Assurance Institute (QAI), StarEast, STP Con, and PSQT. David received his BS in Management Information Systems and BA in Psychology from the University of Buffalo.