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  • Mark Winteringham
  • Richard Bradshaw
  • Automation In Testing: Rapidly Learning About Systems
    Mark Winteringham, Richard Bradshaw
    99 Minute Workshop

    Automation In Testing: Rapidly Learning About Systems


    99 Minute Workshop


    How can you automate a product if you don't know how it works? What tools are you going to use if you don't know what the technology stack is? How are you going to choose whether you want to focus on API or UI automation first if you don't know where the higher risks are? If we are to find solutions to these questions we need to have a solid understanding of what technology our systems use, how it's architected, what dependencies exist within, and so much more.

    In this workshop, we'll explore the many different aspects of a system we can investigate as well as the wide range of sources of information we can take advantage of. All to help us establish an understanding of our system that can be used to launch our automation efforts from. By the end of the workshop, you'll be able to quickly learn lots of details about how an application works that will help you determine what automation to take advantage of.


    Mark Winteringham
    Mark Winteringham
    Mark Winteringham is a tester, toolsmith and the Ministry of Testing OpsBoss with over 10 years experience providing testing expertise on award-winning projects across a wide range of technology sectors including BBC, Barclays, UK Government and Thomson Reuters. He is an advocate for modern risk-based testing practices and trains teams in Automation in Testing, Behaviour Driven Development and Exploratory testing techniques. He is also the co-founder of Ministry of Testing Essentials a community raising awareness of careers in testing and improving testing education. You can find him on Twitter @2bittester or at /
    Richard Bradshaw
    Richard Bradshaw
    Richard Bradshaw is an experienced tester, consultant and generally a friendly guy. He shares his passion for testing through consulting, training and giving presentation on a variety of topics related to testing. He is a fan of automation that supports testing. With over 10 years testing experience, he has a lot of insights into the world of testing and software development. Richard is a very active member of the testing community, and is currently the FriendlyBoss at The Ministry of Testing. Richard blogs at and tweets as @FriendlyTester. He is also the creator of the YouTube channel, Whiteboard Testing.

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