Introducing automated environment configuration testing in an industrial setting

Caryna Pinheiro*, Vahid Garousi, Frank Maurer, Jonathan Sillito

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Abstract

This paper presents an automated environment configuration testing strategy developed as part of an action research project to deal with issues of staging environment instability in a large organization. We demonstrate how a suite of automated environment configuration tests provided an unobtrusive way to verify the hospitability of staging environments, decreased the time wasted on manual troubleshooting of environmental issues, and consolidated software configuration management information. The test strategy was also greatly welcomed by upper-level management and is now being expanded to other parts of the organization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSEKE 2010 - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
Pages186-191
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2010
Event22nd International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, SEKE 2010 - Redwood City, CA, United States
Duration: 01 Jul 201003 Jul 2010

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, SEKE 2010
CountryUnited States
CityRedwood City, CA
Period01/07/201003/07/2010

Keywords

  • Action research
  • Environment configuration
  • Software configuration management
  • Software development lifecycle
  • Staging
  • Test automation
  • Test strategy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Pinheiro, C., Garousi, V., Maurer, F., & Sillito, J. (2010). Introducing automated environment configuration testing in an industrial setting. In SEKE 2010 - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (pp. 186-191)