Simplifying Your Test Runs with Make


The ‘make’ command has been around since 1976 and was originally used to build executable programs. In this talk I want to show how this powerful tool can greatly reduce complexity and eliminate stumbling blocks of running your automated tests. This applies to both CI pipelines and local test runs on developer or QA machines.


  • Understand how automation engineers can simplify test runs using ‘make’
  • See the benefits of Makefiles for different use cases
  • Realize that “old” technology can be used to solve new problems


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