A fantastic new one-day tutorial which can be taught by Richard Bradshaw, Mark Winteringham or with both of us!
Automated regression testing is everywhere, it’s popularity and uptake has rocketed in recent years and it’s showing little sign of slowing down. So in order to remain relevant, you need to know how to code, right? No. While knowing how to code is a great tool in your toolbelt, there is far more to automation than writing code.
Automation doesn’t have answers for:
It’s down to you to answer those questions and make those decisions. Answering those questions is significantly harder than writing the code. Yet our industry is pushing people straight into code and bypassing the theory. Whether you’re someone who is coding on a regular basis, work or lead a team who practise automating tests or are looking for a starting point to get into test automation, having a strategy for your regression testing is key to getting the most out of your automation. In this class through discussions and framed exercises we are going to try to answer the above questions.
This one day class will analyse:
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn new techniques and thinking and ultimately leave with the skills to successfully create strategies for their teams that go beyond knowledge of code.
I felt that this week's training nailed our intended outcome of increasing people's confidence and competence around automation in testing. The confidence part alone is huge as it had been a bit of a phantom for many people in the room for a long time. I am looking forward to people's stories about how they continue the momentum from the course - Sebastian Mutti, Tool-smith Specialist @ Swisscom
Best Software Testing workshop I've attended in recent years. Can't recommend it highly enough! - Jarsto van Santen, Software Test Engineer @ Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO)
First and foremost, kudos to Mark and Richard both for making [AiT] the best professional development experience I’ve had in my professional career. Every single person I talked to loved it. And I already started using the principles you taught us in everyday work decisions - Alex Landis, Software Test Engineer @ Daxko
The 3 day AutomationInTesting course by @FriendlyTester & @2bittester was a blast! Valuable concepts to gain a deeper understanding of testing and how automation can help us. Lots of interactive discussions, hands-on exercises, real-life problem solving! Really recommended. - Lisi Hocke, Principal Agile Tester @ FlixBus
Thank you for all the inspiration from the course! These past two weeks have been great. First of all we decided to go for Cypress, and the developers are stoked about how much they learn about the application when writing (or trying to write) tests. It has already resulted in some improvements in the code and has also given an explanation to some strange behaviour we haven't really been able to pinpoint before. Today we also had a small workshop, that I prepared based on your slides about auditing, where we did some models explaining the system - also much appreciated. - Sanna Huhta, Test Consultant @ ADDQ
I wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you again for the great training you provided in Utrecht! It has had a significant impact on me, on how I understand and talk about automation and on how I approach many topics! - Jérôme Lasserre, Team Lead - Test Automation and Reporting Tools @ Ubisoft
In November 2016 I attended Richard's Getting Started With Selenium Webdriver course at Selenium Conf 2016. Although my passion for testing was almost dead (my passion-for-testing-monitor showed a flat line), Richard really inspired me to become a great check automator through his passionate, holistic (personal <=> professional) approach of the topic and testing in general. I truly recommend Richard as a teacher and person for speaking about testing topics. - Joel Grimberg, Software Quality Consultant @ Xebia Group International
Like the best DJs, the facilitators were able to assess the mood in the room and tailor accordingly. Many courses I’ve been on have been hampered by a rigid itinerary, this was not the case at AiT. A constant feedback loop kept the participants engaged and enabled them to shape the class to their needs. - Chris Whitehorn
Richard’s workshop beautifully captures the power and the pitfalls of using automation tools in testing through the medium of duplo. It is simple, powerful and very effective. Taking part in this workshop should be mandatory for anyone who writes code (or wants to), anyone who works with coders or anyone who leads such people. - Ben Kelly, Director of Reliability Engineering @ Moneytree
I think you have the right content in the course and also the balance between the practical and theoretical parts is done very well and keeps the flow alive and by the whole training very good to follow. - Sebastian Mutti, Tool-smith Specialist @ Swisscom