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CQAA July 2012 Speaker Program: Automation using Open Source Frameworks like Selenium and TestNG

  • 27 Jul 2012
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 500 West Madison Ave. 8th Floor


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Automation using Open Source Frameworks like Selenium and TestNG

Anaf Durrani,
Amrish Deshpande,

About the Topic

In a fast paced Agile world, small incremental releases is the key. At we follow a two-week release cycle to production. As we continue to improve our release process, we are quickly moving towards automated deployment via Glu, Artifactory, and Gradle. Solid automation coverage becomes strategically important. We use the latest versions of Selenium (Webdriver) an open source framework for our UI based testing and TestNG runner, another open source tool, for service and back-end testing. Together with automated end-to-end integration testing that includes booking and cancellation and Cross Browser testing using a proprietary tool call Chibot, we cover key hosts for pre-production testing. Come join the Orbitz team and learn about their effective us of tools. For July’s topic a team at Orbitz will like to cover following areas of work:

  • TestNG and Selenium - UI Testing
  • MDF – Mock Data framework for supporting functional and regression testing
  • Chibot – a tool built by technology team at Orbitz to do Automated Cross browser testing

Key Learning Objectives

The goals of this presentation are:

  • Showcase how a fast paced Agile environment can benefit from frameworks like Selenium and TestNG
  • How we can reduce a lot of manual churn by Automated cross browser testing
  • What are the challenges with Mocking tools for Datasets and how we can address those challenges
About the Speakers

Anaf Durrani is Director of Technology, Product Development. Most recently, he was leading the Quality Engineering organization at Orbitz, directing a team of software and quality engineers across four continents. He is an innovative, results-driven leader with 12 years of progressive experience. Anaf spearheads projects within diverse organizational environments, including leading cultural change and strategic initiatives around global project and program management, strategic outsourcing, vendor management, software engineering, product design, development, and quality engineering. For Anaf, the focus is on enhancing the customer's experience, increasing productivity, quality, and reducing cycle time. His industry experience includes online retail travel, ecommerce, and telecommunications.

Amrish Deshpande has around 12 years of industry experience in IT.. Amongst other things he has been Technical Lead at during Global platform creation and implementation of latest and greatest technology, delivering key components for Internationalization effort for multiple points of sales and working on improving Continuous Delivery and Continuous integration processes. He is currently leading a team of programmers and software engineers at who specialize in building frameworks that help Automation in Quality Engineering.

Host and Location
500 West Madison Ave.
8th Floor


1:00-1:30 Sign-in & Networking (please do not arrive before 1:00 pm)
1:30-1:45 Welcome and CQAA Announcements
1:45-4:00 Presentation (15 minute break at 2:45)



PLEASE REGISTER BY Monday, July 23, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact CQAA Program Director at

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