STAREAST 2017 Concurrent Session - Anyone Can Cook—Is the Same True for Test Automation? | TechWell


Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 9:45am to 10:45am

Anyone Can Cook—Is the Same True for Test Automation?

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Manual testing is becoming less needed as more companies realize the time and money to be saved by automating testing. But let’s face it. Test automation is scary and still new to many QA organizations, many of whom are unclear about where to begin. Do you need a degree or significant development training to write automated tests? What are the programming basics and required tools that a tester needs to know? Leo Laskin answers these questions with data on untrained Selenium and non-technical users and the time it took them to learn Selenium. Discover the programming basics needed to be successful in QA automation and how easy it is to pick up the basics. Explore the best development tool kits for Selenium and IDE programs, and preview more advanced QA topics, including CI/CD and virtualization of test environments. Learn the challenges moving from manual to automated testing, the best programming techniques, and development tools needed to excel in test automation. Join Leo to see how engineers can cook up their own automated tests using Selenium.

Sauce Labs

As Sauce Labs’ automation specialist, Leo Laskin is responsible for providing in-depth technical advice to customers about how to be successful with their automation and CI/CD efforts. With more than ten years of experience in quality assurance, Leo started with manual testing, moved into automation and leadership, and along the way has seen many ups and down of testing. Previously, he held QA engineering and leadership positions to help automation efforts. Since 2010 Leo been a contributor to and supporter of Selenium, the most popular QA automation tool for testing web-based applications and mobile devices.