Innovative Approaches to Test Automation: Beyond the Ordinary

17th April 2024
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João Coelho

QA Automation Engineer @ Talkdesk

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Talk Description

Have you ever wondered if there were more than the typical test automation techniques? In this session, we'll delve into the crucial role of diverse testing techniques and tools that go beyond the ordinary, transforming your testing strategy.

From having new ways to find new bugs, to covering classical edge cases or even very complex combinations of inputs with much ease, these techniques bring an additional layer of confidence to your product's quality level.

In this session, you will get to know topics like property-based testing (fast-check), UI monkey testing (gremlins.js) and even performance testing (k6).

If you're ready to transform your testing strategy and embrace innovative techniques that redefine test automation, join us for a session that promises to inspire and revolutionize your approach to software testing.

What you’ll learn

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

  • Gain insight into various testing techniques that go beyond traditional test automation
  • Understand the role of property-based testing, UI monkey testing, and performance testing in a comprehensive testing strategy
  • Discover tools such as fast-check for property-based testing, gremlins.js for UI monkey testing, and k6 for performance testing
  • Learn how these tools contribute to uncovering different types of bugs, handling edge cases, and improving overall test coverage
  • Understand the impact of diverse testing approaches on product quality, bug detection, and overall confidence in software testing
João Coelho's profile'

João Coelho

QA Automation Engineer @ Talkdesk

Hi! I'm João Coelho, a dedicated QA Automation Engineer with 4 years of experience in test automation. I've been fortunate to work with a variety of tools, including Playwright, WebdriverIO, Selenium, k6, and PactumJS. My skills also encompass multiple programming languages, such as JavaScript/TypeScript, Java, and C#. Beyond my role in software quality assurance, I find immense satisfaction in automating everyday tasks and processes, liberating precious time for more creative and meaningful endeavors. This drive to make life easier through automation doesn't end at work; it's a part of my daily life. In my academic career, I managed to publish a book entitled "Plantar Overload Diagnostic Support System: A tool to prevent foot ulcers", that resulted from my master's thesis, and that you can check here through Eliva Press, or through Amazon I strongly believe in the power of knowledge sharing, and that's why I'm an active contributor to the community. You can find my insights and experiences on Medium (, where I regularly publish articles related to test automation, software engineering, and process automation.
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  • automation
  • ui-automation
  • performance