On 3rd February I presented a live stream “Lessons Learned When Automating” to Tabara de Testare.
I have now uploaded the slides on the conference talk page for Tabara de Testare 2016
The slides are readable for offline study.
The blurb is pasted below to whet your appetite for more:
I’ve been asked some very challenging questions about lessons learned, and how decisions are made during the process of automating and performing technical testing. In this webinar I’m going to answer them based on my experience. We’ll discus how we know ‘what to automate’ which means we have to split our analysis into ‘detection’ and ‘testing’. We’ll cover lessons learned from solving problems, and making mistakes, and steps we can take during the problem solving process e.g. for intermittent failures, and possible tool bugs. We’ll discuss abstraction levels and the different levels of the technology stack to automate: how to do it, and how we make the decisions. We’ll discuss coding primarily the differences, and the overlap, between the needs for coding for testing and coding for production deployment. We’ll also cover some WebDriver specific answers to some of these questions. I’m also going to describe books and techniques that have helped me over the years when trying to deal with these questions on production projects. Also we’ll take additional and follow up questions.
Visit the conference talk page for Tabara de Testare 2016 for full details, images and slides.