Test Automation Fundamentals
Nowadays, Agile methods are broadly introduced in organizations. In the first wave this normally means new ways of working; e.g. using Scrum or Kanban. In the second wave, however, most efforts are invested in automation. This automation, or ‘Continuous Delivery’, means being ready to deploy to production as soon as possible. To get to this point, all manual steps need to be fully automated.
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However, when implementing Continuous Delivery in practice, the first major impediment is often a total lack of Test Automation, which is crucial because automated deployment requires that a system is tested. As the Agile way of working uses short iterations, testing the same thing over and over manually becomes too expensive, if feasible at all.
During the Test automation fundamentals course, you will experience learning by doing, or ‘experiential learning’ over the course of three weeks to get the hang of test automation. During the interactive gatherings, you will learn new concepts and technological solutions for test automation, while learning individually between gatherings.
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Markus van Duijn is a DevOps coach with many technical skills. He is versatile, analytical, and eager to learn. He loves a challenge and helps others to bring out the best in themselves. He believes inspiring is done by setting the correct example.
The course objectives for the test automation fundamentals course include a practical understanding of:
- What is test automation?
- What is Unit Testing?
- Different types of tests and when to use them.
- How to automate tests in Visual Studio?
- What are BDD and TDD?
- How do I write scenarios which are accessible for everyone and help for automating tests?
- Testing and test automation in general
- Unit Testing
- Test Driven Development
- Behavior Driven Development (Gherkin & Cucumber)
- The target audience for the Test automation fundamentals course is everyone who can and wants to do more with test automation, such as developers and testers. Some experience with scripting is needed and ideally you are familiar with C#. Moreover, you need a laptop with a browser (Chrome or Firefox), on which you have installed Visual Studio Code.
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