Typically in organizations, there are multiple projects / products. Many organisations like to have a common Test Automation solution across these products in an effort to standardize the framework.

However, this is not a good idea! Each product should be tested using the tools and technologies that are “right” for it. Yet - these different products talk with each other and you need to test the integration between them in an automated way.

“**TaaS**” is an open-source product that allows you do achieve the “correct” way of doing integration testing across a variety of products via Test Automation.

I will talk about:
* Why it is not a good idea to have a common test automation framework
* A way to automate the integration testing between different products, which use different tools and technologies as development and testing stack.

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About the Speaker(s)

Anand Bagmar, Test Practice Lead at ThoughtWorks, is a hands-on and result-oriented Software Quality Evangelist with 20+ years in the IT field of which 17+ years in the software test field. He is passionate about shipping a quality product, and specializes in building automated testing tools, infrastructure and frameworks. Anand writes testing related blogs and has built open-source tools related to Software Testing – WAAT (Web Analytics Automation Testing Framework), TaaS (for automating the integration testing in disparate systems) and TTA (Test Trend Analyzer). Anand is also the lead organizer for the very popular testing conference in India – vodQA. You can follow him on Twitter @BagmarAnand, email him at abagmar@gmail.com, or read his blog at http://essenceoftesting.blogspot.com