On 4th December 2012 I presented a Webinar for Eurostar on Technical Testing. Becoming more technical, gives you more flexibility, more options, and gives you more ways that you can add value on a project.
The greater my technical understanding, the more I can identify tools to help me test effectively. Particularly in terms of observing the application, and manipulating the system (the application, the data, and the surrounding environment).
In this webinar I will encourage you to become ever more technical. I will do this by explaining what I mean by technical, describe the steps I take to keep my technical skills up to date, and show some of the tools I use.
More importantly, I will explain the models and thought processes that I adopt to make this part of my process.
Webinar Recording on Youtube
Technical Testers will find a way:
- I wrote a bunch of stuff in Excel to bypass some ’environment lockdown’, see also Testing when your hands are tied - a bit old now, but the spirit still shines.
- I also have a bunch of other tools and utilities) that I have written over the years. Most have been open sourced.
Tools listed in the bluffer’s Guide:
- Google Apps Script
- Databene Benerator
- I recommend Eric’s book on Fiddler
- MS VPC Compatibility Images
- Selenium IDE
- Chrome Developer Tools
- Opera Dragonfly
- OWASP Testing Guide
- Putting Systems To Work by Derek Hitchins
- The Art of War, and sonshi.com
- The Book of Five Rings
And I leave the rest up to you. I honestly think that the testing world will add more value when everyone in it augments their testing knowledge with technical knowledge, and management knowledge with Technical Knowledge.
And you decide, how you do it.
Technical Web Testing Course
I now have an online course that teaches the basic skills and approaches for Technical Web Testing.
And you can also learn some of the skills on my free Test Automation U course.