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June 24th, 2016

Joe Colantonio: ‘Why Recreate the Wheel — Use Open Source’

Joe Colantonio wants to “show you how to succeed with all your testing efforts.” He says, “Automation testing, like all development efforts, is difficult. Most projects don’t succeed.” Frankly, it’s all a little over our heads.

The Video Screening Room

In this new video, Joe Colantonio, speaking from his home in Providence, Rhode Island, asks the sensible question, “Why re-create the wheel from scratch when there are a lot of open source solutions that might well fit your software testing needs?” In this video, he goes on to explain the high points of these six open source programs:

  • Serenity
  • RobotFramework
  • ReadwoodHQ
  • Sahi
  • Galen Framework
  • Gauge

I noticed that Joe is also the author of the excellent sounding 2014 book: The UFT API Testing Manifesto: A step-by-step, hands-on testing guide for the masses.

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For the past 10 years, Phil has been working at a public library in the Washington D.C.-area, helping youth and adults use the 28 public Linux stations the library offers seven days a week. He also writes for MAKE magazine, and TechSoup Libraries. Suggest videos by contacting Phil on Twitter or at

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