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May 5, 2015 - 5 minute read - Conferences Selenium Simplified Blog

Successful Test Automation for Managers

Illustration by Herb Lebowitz from the cover of "Automation" by Carl Dreher What questions do Test Managers have regarding automation? What concerns and issues do non-technical managers face with test automation? I presented at the Test Management Summit on the 29th April 2015 to try and find out. I’ve been an automator and a test manager so I’ve experienced both sides of the coin, but I’ve always had the benefit of technical and programming knowledge and experience.

May 5, 2015 - 1 minute read - CompendiumDev Conferences

Successful Test Automation for Managers

Illustration by Herb Lebowitz from the cover of “Automation” by Carl Dreher On the 29th April 2015, I presented “Successful Test Automation for Managers” at the Test Management Summit in London. The focus of this session was a discussion about automation from a management perspective. This would allow me to draw upon the experiences of the managers in the room and create a lively discussion. Partly of the aim of allowing managers with less technical experience draw upon the experiences of those more technical.

Apr 2, 2015 - 1 minute read - CompendiumDev Conferences

Technical Testing from Tabara de Testare on April 1st 2015

I attended the Tabara de Testare testing group on 1st April 2015 to present an introduction to Technical Testing. A little different from a normal conference talk in that the venue was spread over 4 Romanian cities, and I was in the UK. You can read more details and view the slides on the conference page.

Apr 2, 2015 - 2 minute read - Evil Tester Technical Testing

Virtually Live in Romania - Technical Testing Webinar to Tabara De Testare

On 1st April I presented Technical Testing to the Tabara De Testare testing group in Romania. I presented virtually over Google Hangouts. The Tabara De Testare testing group is spread over four cities in Romania, each of which live streamed the webinar to a room filled with their members. I could see the room via the presentation machines web cam. We also had 70+ people watching from the comfort of their own homes and workplaces.

Mar 6, 2015 - 2 minute read - About the book Getting Started Java For Testers

How to learn to code Java without using a 'main' method

In the book Java For Testers, I teach Java slightly differently to make it easier to learn. Let me explain how. When you learn Java, one of the first things you traditionally learn is how to create a ‘main’ method. That makes sense right? After all: You’re learning how to write applications.  Applications need to be compiled.  A compiled Java application needs a main method to run. Of course, you also need to know:

Mar 4, 2015 - 1 minute read - About the book Java For Testers

Java For Testers ebook now on Amazon

Java For Testers ebook is now on Amazon. [amazon.co.uk][amazon.com] The same book as available on leanpub.com [see announcement] All I changed was the copyright page to reflect Compendium Developments Ltd as the publisher. For those of you who want to publish through leanpub and want to do this (I used the epub editor in calibre to make the changes) Amazon has a fixed price for the ebook, and you’ll receive notifications of updates to the ebook if you have Amazon set up to tell you about them.

Mar 3, 2015 - 4 minute read - About the book Java For Testers

Java For Testers ebook Done and Released to Leanpub

At the end of February 2015 I released the 100% version of Java For Testers on leanpub. If you ever wanted to learn how to code in Java, but found other beginner books hard to read or work through then this tutorial guide should help. I focus on the core features of Java to help you achieve a lot, without overloading you, and I concentrate on the main language constructs and core libraries that I use when writing automation code.

Jan 28, 2015 - 1 minute read - CompendiumDev Conferences

Black Ops Testing Workshop January 2015 Report

I updated the site to include information on the Black Ops Testing Workshop from January 2015. This was a hands on, practical workshop which provides a good set of challenges and opportunities to participants. You can read my write up. Also, one of the participants, Duncan Nisbet wrote about his experience on the workshop. I also summarised some API testing notes over on eviltester.com. This is the type of workshop that we can offer onsite to your teams.

Jan 28, 2015 - 1 minute read - CompendiumDev Conferences

Speaking at Test Automation Day 2015

I will be presenting a Keynote at the Test Automation Day on 18th June 2015. The audience appears to be a mix of practitioners and managers which is useful since I plan to talk about my experiences of automation from a perspective of a practitioner, and as a manager. I know what it is like to be a practitioner who is managed by people with no automation experience, so I plan to offer advice from my experience on how to help those managers.