This is our second blog post and preview of Atlassian Summit 2010. For the next few months leading up to Atlassian Summit, we’ll be publishing interviews and guest posts from our speakers and sponsors at the event.
Speaker: Dyn, Inc.
Interview with Cory von Wallenstein on his talk, Effective Functional Web Application Testing with Selenium and Bamboo.
What’s your title and role within the organization?
Cory von Wallenstein is VP, Product Management at Dyn Inc., overseeing the development and introduction of new networking products and managed DNS services for an active customer base in excess of four million users. Clients range from the most recognizable web properties in the world (including Twitter and Zappos.com) on the Dynect Platform, to home and small business users seeking remote access, email, and domain hosting on DynDNS.com.
What product(s) will you be presenting at Summit?
Bamboo combined with the open-source Selenium framework (http://seleniumhq.org) for effective functional web application testing.
How is your team using these tool(s)?
Bamboo is a critical tool in our software development process, serving as gatekeeper between what we’re working on in the development group and the four million users that will have access to our new features and functionality upon release.
Please give us a short preview of your presentation.
There are unique challenges to effectively implementing functional web application tests, not the least of which are related to the number of browser variants, versions of variants, and the various nuances of individual browser behavior based on operating system. I’ll walk through how we’ve combined Selenium and Bamboo to overcome these challenges at Dyn Inc. for testing applications that reach over four million users each release, and maintain rapid release cycles to quickly deploy new features and functionality to production.
What do you hope to get out of Summit yourself?
I hope to explore best practices discovered by other organizations for agile product development.
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