Test Automation Foundations

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  • Course details

    Automated testing relies on scripting and frameworks like Selenium to prove that products work as expected. Test automation is an enormous time-saver, and it's crucial to continuous integration, continuous delivery, and agile software development. If you're employed in QA, DevOps, and IT, you need to know the basics. This course covers the foundations of test automation, as well as different strategies for implementation. QA engineer Meaghan Lewis explains what kinds of tests to use, how to choose the right test tools, and how to plan and execute test automation projects. She also describes strategies to maintain automation over time: adding new tests, updating old tests, and resolving failures.

    Instructor

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      Meaghan Lewis

      Senior Program Manager at Microsoft

      • Meaghan Lewis is a technical program manager at Microsoft.

        Meaghan currently focuses on creating and delivering learning experiences centered around emerging technology. Meaghan has a superpower in quality engineering and has worked in the QA field for nearly a decade, working at GitHub, startups, and at a tech consultancy. Meaghan has a passion for teaching and has spent years speaking at conferences and delivering online learning content.

        Meaghan is a California native and currently lives in sunny Oakland, California with her husband and two dogs. On a typical day you will most likely find her outside getting some fresh air by walking her dogs or gardening. She also enjoys Pilates, cooking spicy food, and watching scary movies.

    Skills covered in this course

  • Build a foundation of test automation

    - Automated testing provides confidence that the application under test is working as expected. In this course, I'll cover the steps involved to gain a strong test automation foundation. I'll explain models to help determine the types of automated test to use on a project, I'll share tips on getting started with test automation, choosing test tools, and deciding what to automate, and I'll close with strategies to maintain test automation over time. I'm Meaghan Lewis, and I'm a quality engineer and blogger who's passionate about testing and skilled in automation. Let's start on a quest to discover how to succeed with test automation.

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