Automated Testing: Beyond the Basics

Jim Holmes

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You've been through some initial test automation training or bootstrapping, and now, a few months down the road, you find you’re spending a lot of time chasing intermittent test failures and maintaining your codebase. You're frustrated and losing trust in the automated tests. Sound familiar? Jim Holmes helps you find approaches that may save your sanity—all based on his years of experience and hard knocks. Beyond the test automation basics like waits, find logic, or basic page objects, Jim takes a dive into more advanced test automation approaches and methods—custom-designed APIs, Selenium Grid techniques, parallel execution to scale up test suites, and coding automated tests using software craftsmanship principles. Jim promises that you'll leave this session with new and practical tips and techniques you can apply to your own automated testing. It’s definitely time to go beyond the basics!

About the Presenter

Jim Holmes is an executive consultant at Pillar Technology where he works with organizations to improve their software delivery process. he is also the owner/principal of Guidepost Systems which lets him engage directly with struggling organizations. Since joining the US Air Force in 1982, Jim has been in various corners of the IT world. He has worked with organizations—ranging from start-ups to Fortune 10 companies—to improve their delivery processes and ship better value to their customers. When not at work, you may find Jim in the kitchen with a glass of wine, playing Xbox, hiking with his family, or banished to the garage while practicing his guitar.

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