In 1992 I started out developing comms drivers, for a small company developing an industrial control system. I moved to the UK in 2006, joined Symbian mobile, and got hooked on test automation. In 2008 I joined Clearcom who sell a digital audio and Voip solution hosted on micro-linux, and built a CI/CD test system while there. In 2010 I joined Citrix to do the testing on a new device-driver, and ended up building a large CI/CD test system once again.

I have over 25 years experience developing software, 11 of those as a full time automation tester.

  • I have designed, built and then managed tests in demanding Continuous Integration environments where previously no automated testing was happening.
  • I can deploy tests to Windows and to various Embedded hardware platforms and enjoy the challenge to orchestrate and remotely control devices.
  • Jenkins, Teamcity, Cruise Control. Incorporating CPPUnit, NUnit and custom test tool-chains.
  • I can code in many languages, but mostly use Powershell and Python lately.
  • I have automated tests for .NET WPF forms (GUI testing) using Ranorex.
  • A can-do trouble-shooter good at researching & knowledge transfer.

I was once a developer, but I also wanted to sleep at night and not worry about integration regressions. I want to share what automation tricks I have learned, and build test-automation confidence. Test Automation is expensive in many ways, my desire is to build low maintenance automated-testing systems that yield timely and robust test results.

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Conrad Braam,
2 Nov 2017, 07:22