How Can You Contribute to Automation If You Don't Know How to Write Code? with Luke Liu

For our eleventh session of TestBash Home 2021, @testerawesome takes to the stage to explore how testers can contribute meaningfully to automation if they don’t know how to write code. Luke will also explore what automation is and what it’s purpose is.

We’ll use this Club thread to share resources mentioned during the talk and answer any questions we don’t get to during the live session.


Questions we didn’t get to

  1. Alex Furch: how to make non-technical people understand the (useful) limits of automation and thus be more empathetic to the people working on such a topic?
  2. Ladybug: In my team, devs code automation. Any suggestions to help coach them to make tests more informative so non-coders can help w/ things like pruning and priority?
  3. Nicola Lindgren: How have people responded in the past when you start to question doing automation itself? (as to whether or not it achieves business goals)
  4. Maik N.: What approach do you use to convince folks to use automation senseful, especially if they have no coding knowledge?
  5. Damjan Miladinovic: What do you think of codeless automation (like UIlicious or selenium IDE). Is it good starting point for testers who do not know how to code?
  6. Simon Rigler: How would you encourage a scrum-team approach and culture to developing and maintaining an automation project ?
  7. monika s: From the perspective of the workload, shouldn’t the automation tester be a specific position, as opposed to a manual tester?
  8. Priya Ramkumar: With the current market trend,all the hiring companies are asking for automation testers.How can we crack the technical round where we are asked to code?
  9. saritha pr: How are automation tests planned within the sprint along with regular manual and feature based tests?

Resources mentioned