Date: May 8, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Location: Public Class Online,
“Test Automation” is a hot topic. If you are in the testing field, then you are being pressured to automate your work. But how should you go about it? There are lots of expensive tools you could use, but there are also free tools. Only certain specific aspects of testing can be automated, so which aspects should you focus on first? Which should you NOT focus on? How can AI help?
This class will help you whether or not you write code. We don’t cover how to code or how to operate any specific tool. Instead, this class is about automation strategy. It’s about vision and setting goals that make sense.
Creating useful automation to support testing is a huge challenge. This class is designed to help you meet that challenge using the Rapid Software Testing methodology. We will show you creative uses of inexpensive tools, and will teach how different kinds of automation can help you or hurt you. We will show you how to analyze vendor claims critically. We will help you make a sensible automation strategy.
This class is not affiliated with any tool vendor. We may demonstrate or mention particular tools during the class, but we have not accepted and will not accept any payment or benefit from commercial interests. (We may be biased, but we have not been bribed.)
The class is taught by James Bach, a developer-turned-tester who has been involved with automation in testing since the first test cases he ever wrote, on May 21st, 1987 (testing a developer tool using batch files). His team was one of the first to use spreadsheets to implement data-driven and keyword-driven automation (in 1988). One of James’ most popular articles ever was Test Automation Snake Oil. It was written about the exaggerations and lies told by test tool companies in the 1990’s. But the same silliness is common among tool vendors, today.
Starting Time 10am Central Europe Time (Netherlands, etc.) 10:00 - 11:30 Webinar 11:30 - 12:00 Break 12:00 - 13:30 Webinar 13:30 - 14:00 Break 14:00 - 15:30 Webinar
The cost is $750.