Activision Central Tech
Automated testing for Call of Duty
Jan van Valburg is a technical director for the Activision Central Technology group. He has been developing game engines and tools for over 20 years. His most recent work was on Destiny, and on the Call of Duty series.
This talk will outline how Call of Duty’s CI tooling works under the hood, and how it’s different from other common solutions. It will also go into detail on various unique aspects of Call of Duty’s tooling such as the performance and memory usage tracking, mitigation of intermittent/flaky errors, and how automated tests are run across hundreds of PCs and devkits. You will learn about the inner workings of Call of Duty’s automated building and testing tooling, it’s various unique features, and how its ideas might be applied to your own projects.