What Would MacGyver Do?

[presentation]
by
Harry Robinson, Microsoft
Summary: 

Remember the old MacGyver TV series? Each week, the hero solved difficult problems by combining his knowledge of applied science with everyday items such as baking soda, paper clips, and chewing gum. Test automation is currently in a rut and needs some of that outside-the-box thinking. When most testers think about automation, they think of regression scenarios and capture/replay tools. However, regression testing is the weakest, most insipid form of automation around! Regression tests are costly to maintain, rarely find important bugs, and are often obsolete by the time they are checked into the test case manager. If you are interested in approaching test automation from a fresh direction, join Harry Robinson in this innovative session and learn to create "freestyle test automation" from simple elements such as idle test machines, free programming tools and, yes, a bit of creative test thinking.

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