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Tuesday, February 21 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
The Secret Life of Test Automation LIMITED

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Have you ever tried to set up a development environment or other kinds of development tools? Have you noticed how fiddly a process it can be? In setting up a suite of tools, thousands of things must go right, and a single thing going wrong can derail the whole process.

Of course, dealing with software problems is part of the job. We are immersed in a world of technology and tinkering. We have tacit knowledge that allows us to handle problems with our tools. If we stumble, we have ready access to other experts with the tacit knowledge to help bail us out. Eventually we get things working. Yet, for a variety of reasons, most of this work goes unreported.

If managers were aware of the time, effort, and skills required to install, configure, maintain and apply test tools, the simplistic call to “automate everything” would be silenced overnight. Tools can be used powerfully and in valuable ways, but not without cost and risk. Therefore, testers should tell the whole story of putting tools to work in testing.

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Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton is a consulting software tester and testing teacher who helps people to solve testing problems that they didn’t realize they could solve. He is the co-author (with senior author James Bach) of Rapid Software Testing, a methodology and mindset for testing software expertly and credibly in uncertain conditions and under extreme time pressure. Michael has 25 years of experience testing, developing, managing, and writing about... Read More →

Tuesday February 21, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Balinga 77 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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