Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

The open trinity of automation architecture

Angie Jones (Applitools)
11:50am12:30pm Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location: Ballroom G
Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ***..
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Automation engineers, developers, and testers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Basic knowledge of object-oriented programming

What you'll learn

  • Gain an introduction to open source automation tools
  • Learn how to combine automation tools to architect a hybrid automation framework for UI, web services, and BDD automation
  • Explore techniques on building a tester-friendly framework that is extendable and maintainable


As teams move more toward continuous deployment, quality efforts must shift left. In order to achieve this, test automation is key, and both developers and testers have to collaborate on this effort.

Angie Jones explains how to combine multiple open source test automation tools to architect a hybrid framework that supports UI, web services, and BDD automation efforts. Along the way, Angie covers design techniques to ensure your automation framework is extendable and maintainable and easily allows for contributions even from less technical team members.

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Angie Jones


Angie Jones is a senior developer advocate who specializes in test automation strategies and techniques with Applitools. She shares her wealth of knowledge by speaking and teaching at software conferences all over the world, writing tutorials and technical articles on, and leading the online learning platform Test Automation University. As a Master Inventor, Angie is known for her innovative and out-of-the-box thinking style, which has resulted in more than 25 patented inventions in the US and China. In her spare time, she volunteers with Black Girls Code to teach coding workshops to young girls in an effort to attract more women and minorities to tech.