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UI Automation Week Challenges - JavaScript Edition

99-Minute Workshop
with Hugh McCamphill

Let’s get together and solve the UI Automation week challenges as a group!

Hugh McCamphill
Lead Automation Engineer

What You'll Learn

By the end of this workshop you'll be able to:

  • Practise creating a basic UI automation check
  • Discover patterns to improve UI automation code
  • Adapt UI automation checks to use visual checking techniques
  • Adapt UI automation checks to run across different browsers
  • Practise automating the UI of a Desktop application

About This 99-Minute Workshop

It’s UI Automation week and to get the ideas flowing and everyone sharing we set out a series of UI automation challenges for you to take part in. Members of the testing community have been working hard on these and getting ready to share their experiences as part of the themed week. However, not everyone wants to work on these challenges alone. Sometimes it’s best to learn with others or with the guidance of someone more experienced.

In this special, one of a kind, 99 Minute Workshop, we’re going to do exactly that. By joining this workshop you’ll have the opportunity to learn with fellow testers and with our instructor Hugh McCamphill. During the workshop, Hugh will go through each of the challenges, show you how to complete them and discuss the theory behind the solutions.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone looking to start UI automation or improve their existing UI automation work. For new starters, you’ll learn how to create your first UI automation, adopt good habits when writing code and see what is possible with UI automation after some practice. For the more experienced, we’ll go back to basics to polish up our skills, remind ourselves how to create clean code and then look at how we can expand the reach of our UI automation.

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In this workshop will be using JavaScript, so some knowledge of how to use the language is required which you can get from taking the Introduction to JavaScript Course.

You should also have:

  • Visual Studio Code
  • Node 14.15.4. Use something like Node version manager if you need to switch versions

For Challenge 4 only:

Your Speaker

Hugh McCamphill

Hugh McCamphill

Lead Automation Engineer

I've been involved in testing for the last fifteen years or so including being a test manager and hands on testing, but currently focusing on developing test automation for Glofox. When I can I like to get involved in the community (COVID 19 permitting!) and have ran the Belfast Selenium Meetup for a number of years.