How Do You Stay Tool Aware?
New tools and new versions of tools are released all the time, a fantastic problem for the testing community. This poses a challenge, how do you stay on top of all the latest tools, packages, libraries and their versions?
In this talk ________________ will share how they stay tool aware. They will share their resources, approaches, techniques and much more. This talk will give you real insight into how an active professional stays up to date with all the latest tools.
What Are Your Favourite Three Tools and Why?
We’re fortunate in the software testing industry to have many options when it comes to tooling. Whilst many new options exist, we tend to hold on to a few more than others. These are our go to tools, our trusty tools and the tools we simply can’t test without.
In this talk ________________ will share their three favourite tools with you. They’ll share their history with the tool, how they’ve used it in the past and how they use it now. They’ll also provide a short demo of each tool. This talk will introduce you to new tools as well as contextual ways in which each tool can be used.
Share Your Current Tooling for Automated Testing
Every context is different. Different technologies, domains, people, skills and experiences. All these differences, or characteristics of a context, often result in a unique solution to automated testing.
In this talk ________________ will share their team’s current automation stack including the tools and libraries they currently use. As well as how they chose those tools along with how their team is getting the most out of automation and what plans they have for the future.
This talk will provide you with a glimpse into a real working automation stack, to hear first hand from the professionals who created it, that are using and maintaining it.
What Tool Hacks Have You and Your Team Implemented?
Sometimes the tools we use don’t quite fit the bill. So we work around them and find nifty hacks to make them work for our context. These hacks can make all the difference, even if the tool wasn’t intended to do just that.
In this talk ________________ will share an example of a hack they use to make the tool work for them and their team. They’ll describe what problem they faced and why they chose to tweak the existing tool functionality. They’ll share some of the challenges of doing so and the benefits that came with the hack.
What’s Your Approach to Comparing Tools with Each Other?
When evaluating a tool there are many factors to consider; cost, maintenance, compatibility, support along with how easy it is to use and how much learning is required to get up to speed. Picking a tool can be a tough choice. So how do you use a methodical approach to compare one tool with another?
In this talk ________________ will share the methodology they used in their company to help them make a recent informed decision to select a tool to add to their tool stack. They’ll describe how factors, weightings and biases led them to such a decision. And on reflection, learn how they’ve evaluated the effectiveness of their decision now the tool is in use.