I have a question …once you have worked in the test automation field for a while, as a result would you say this almost makes you “developer-like” in your coding skills?
The reason I ask is that, longer term, I’m wondering how much time I should commit to more in-depth courses, books etc which are probably more specific to developers(e.g. a book on c# design patterns) or whether as a test automation engineer whether we even need to be concerned about this more low-level detail, and instead should focus more on the automation aspect.
Also, I’ve found that with consulting now I could be on one assignment where I’m implementing an automation framework with Java and Selenium, the next assignment could be writing API tests using Rest Assured.
It’s an almost impossibility(for me anyway!) to remember how each implementation works, given that it may be a few weeks/months before using that particular framework. As a result I’ve started putting everything on GitHub so I can refer back to these frameworks later on. I just wanted to ask whether this is normal that you can sometimes get a bit rusty with a certain language, tool, approach etc?
As ever, thanks a lot!