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Benjamin Bischoff, Test Automation Engineer (SDET) at trivago N.V. (ex Ubisoft)

This is my talk from SeleniumConf 2017 Berlin about how the QA and test automation teams were set up for trivago's main product, how they used to work, and how we gradually introduced the test automation topic. This is not mainly about the technological aspects and challenges but more about how and why we established certain processes.

At trivago, we are using an in-house developed Selenium framework based on cucumber-jvm to run automated browser tests. As the test suite increased (the time exceeded 45 minutes for a full run), we were looking for ways to move away from sequential towards parallel execution.