Automation starts long before you open your IDE. Before you write the first line of code or inspect the first element, you need to develop a mindset that leads you to create good automation. You need the Soft Skills of Automation.
In this workshop, we will work on creating a framework for ourselves to start thinking about our testing as our framework does. We’ll start by interrogating the manual testing that we do and shaping it to automation. This includes teaching ourselves how to look at a page as a computer would and then determining how we can step through the elements.
We will move on to talking about and creating tests using pseudocode and talking about what kinds of results we can expect from our automation.
When you leave this workshop, you will have a good idea of what it takes to think automation first, what types of testing are appropriate for automation, and what types of information we can get from automation.