Automation

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This is an article about automation and innovation in product engineering.

Submitted: December 16, 2010

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This article focuses on innovation in product engineering. Innovation can be found across many verticals and industries but the scope of this article is limited to innovation in product engineering which is nothing but the evolution of automation.
 
Product Engineering is the process of building a product from scratch. It involves many processes such as development, coding, design, UI design, testing and documentation. Product development is also called as product engineering. It involves end to end delivery and one has to take complete ownership for the product delivery. It can be undertaken by a person or group of people having deep pockets. The greatest innovation in product engineering has been automation. Earlier test cases were manually executed. This is a time consuming and cumbersome process. As a product evolves, the delivery cycles become much shorter and the delivery timelines become much shorter. It becomes very difficult to manually execute the test cases for each delivery cycle. Moreover, when we manually execute the test cases, they become more prone to error.
 
The solution to this problem lies in automation. Automation involves automating the test cases through a script or piece of code. This script or piece of code may be written in some programming language such as C, C++, Java, Perl and Python. There are many open source automation tools and automation frameworks available in the World Wide Web. A standard automation tool like Silk Performer would cost a lot of money for licensing. That is why it is advisable to develop an automation strategy which would involve open source automation tools and open source automation frameworks. This is a low cost option for innovation in product engineering.


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