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Grid-Tools to host Active Automation for Continuous Integration webinar featuring Diego Lo Giudice

Grid-Tools, the company behind logic and test automation tools Agile Designer –Javelin \ TMX, today announced that it is hosting a webinar featuring Diego Lo Giudice from Forrester Research on Active Automation for Continuous Integration.

The webinar will take place on 20th May 2015 at 4-5pm BST, 11-12am EDT, 8-9am PDT and will outline the common barriers to active automation as well as demonstrating how every possible test case can be designed quickly and executed automatically within the context of Age Of The Consumer (AoC) testing.

“With the dawn of the Age of the Customer, software is now being delivered to the market faster and faster and so continuous delivery is about shortening test and development cycles to keep up with business needs” says Huw Price, MD of Grid-Tools.

“The ability to quickly re-build and run the required tests within a day or sooner is now essential in order to keep up with constantly changing business requirements. Plus there’s the need to automatically recreate the automation scripts to exhaustively test an application in minutes and set out how active automation makes exhaustive testing possible within a Continuous Integration framework.”

Guest speaker Diego Lo Giudice, Vice President, Principal Analyst of Forrester Research will also help explain pertinent issues faced in AoC testing building on a recent observation he made in the market overview section of The Forrester Wave™: Modern Application Functional Test Automation Tools, Q2 2015:

"Tools that augment and optimize FTA. These are vendors developing interesting technology for optimization of test cases creation and minimizing automation efforts for non-necessary test cases. Their goal is to help optimize the number of test cases, drastically reducing duplicates, blind roads, and non-business-relevant test cases, but guaranteeing an increase in requirements coverage at the same time! This is a good practice before automation activities take place and helps minimize waste, which is a sane Lean principle.

Grid-Tools is the vendor worth mentioning in this space. The FTA tool they offer is called Agile Designer, which lets testers build an optimized set of test cases, but also makes sure that if functionality changes, a new set of test cases is created in seconds, retaining 100% coverage. Agile Designer becomes a test automation execution tool when linked to its sister product Javelin\TMX. Three vendors of this FTA Wave, CA Technologies, HP, and Parasoft, integrate Agile Designer to optimize test creation for FTA."

To attend the active automation webinar please register using the following link: Active Automation Webinar

Notes to editors:

About Agile Designer

Developed by Grid-Tools, Agile Designer™ lets organizations design clear, unambiguous logic, user stories and test cases all in one go. Having designed the perfect set of test cases, organizations can find and make the ‘right data’ and link it directly to their requirements. Agile Designer™ - it’s the science of software testing.
Agile Designer™ Javelin provides a complete, end-to-end automation toolkit that allows teams to derive, maintain and execute automatically every test needed to exhaustively test an application, directly from requirements.

About Grid-Tools
Grid-Tools is the leading provider of software products and services focusing on improving development and testing practices throughout the Software development Lifecycle (SDLC). With offices in Oxford and New York and a global network of sales and delivery partners, Grid-Tools helps its customers develop valuable software products of the highest quality, on time and under budget. With over 30 years of experience delivering innovative and market-leading solutions for testing and QA in software development projects, Grid-Tools truly understand the science of testing.

About Huw Price:

Managing Director and Technical Lead
Voted “IT Director of the Year 2010″ by QA Guild, Huw Price has been the lead technical architect for several US and European software companies. Specialising in test automation tools he has launched numerous innovative products which have re-cast the testing model used in the software industry.

For more information please contact:

Georgina Tilby
Tel: 01865 884600