Exciting news! The AutomationSTAR programme has just gotten bigger, and we can’t wait to get everyone together in November.
Your passion for AutomationSTAR is awesome! There are so many of you joining us in November that we’ve had to add another tutorial – this thrilling addition to the lineup is a half-day tutorial with Janna Loeffler on test automation strategies. That’s on top of four incredible tutorials already on the programme, covering web testing, visual test design, BDD, automation frameworks, and more.
Drawing on real-world test strategies, Janna will help you create a streamlined, actionable, and impactful test automation strategy; to resonate with your organisation, irrespective of your team’s chosen development methodology. Check out below to learn more about it, and see the rest of our in-depth tutorials.
AutomationSTAR is going to be huge – we hope to see you in November!
Test Automation Strategies: Navigating DevOps, Agile, and Complex Technologies
In the era of DevOps, Agile methodologies, and the ever-expanding landscape of intricate technologies, the traditional bulky test automation strategy document has rapidly lost its relevance. Testers are grappling with the challenge of succinctly communicating intricate testing objectives. Join Janne to get a streamlined, actionable, and impactful test automation strategy tailored for Agile, DevOps, and even the notorious Waterfall approach. Janna draws upon real-world test strategies from her experience, deconstructing the essential elements and unveiling the blueprint for crafting a comprehensive test automation strategy, irrespective of your team’s chosen development methodology. Prepare to revolutionize your approach to test automation strategies.
Awesome Web Testing with Playwright Andrew Knight
Everybody gets frustrated when web apps are broken, but testing them thoroughly doesn’t need to be a chore. Enter Playwright, a new open-source browser automation tool from Microsoft. Automate concise yet robust web app tests for a Kanban board web app with Playwright in TypeScript. This tutorial covers how to install and configure Playwright, how to perform interactions through page objects, how to conveniently run different browsers, capture videos, and run tests in parallel. After this session, you’ll be empowered to test modern web apps of any kind with modern web test tools. You’ll also be able to compare Playwright with other tools like Selenium WebDriver and Cypress.
Getting Started with Visual Test Design for Automation
Visual test design – better known as “”Model-Based Testing”” (MBT) – undeniably has a lot of advantages, in theory. The shift-left approach helps to clarify and validate requirements at an early stage. Modeling allows complex systems to be decomposed and thus mastered. The graphical representation facilitates understanding, and provides a living documentation of the test idea. In practice, reluctance is high: too complicated, too time-consuming, too expensive. See how to start visual test design in a smart way (namely top-down). Using a concrete example, Anne will show you how to structure the test into suitable packages, create some test scripts and identify the required keywords for automation. You only need a pencil and paper!
Exploring BDD Automation Patterns
Gáspár Nagy & Seb Rose
This workshop focuses on the automation aspect of Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) and demonstrates how you can improve your BDD automation solution with design patterns. Using different design patterns for software development is not new. In this workshop you will explore a couple of automation patterns Gáspár and Seb have collected while working on their book, “BDD Automation Patterns”. Learn about the importance and benefits of using Test Automation Patterns, explore a few test automation patterns that work well with BDD tools, like Cucumber or SpecFlow; and learn how to identify and extract new test automation patterns.
Automation Framework Essentials
Automation is critical in today’s software delivery lifecycle, and yet many organizations struggle to keep their automation running. How can we mitigate difficulties and get consistent automation runs and results we can trust? The secret is implementing a solid automation framework, but that isn’t as easy as it seems. This tutorial will cover what an automation framework is, the benefits of having one, and the keys to a successful framework, including reliability, repeatability, and maintainability. Come away with ideas and a plan to start your very own automation framework, or improve your existing one!
Get ready to transform your testing with two whole days totally focused on test automation – book your tickets and just 350+ of your peers in Berlin, this November.