Sunday, 26 September 2010

Free Testing Workshop, Málaga - 7th:9th Oct.

I'll be in southern Spain between 7th and 9th of October visiting a client in the Málaga area. It would be great to have a meet up with some testers and do a few hours workshop on something of interest.

If you're in the area or nearby and can get to Málaga or you are a team/group no more than an hour away give me a shout.

You can set the topic and we'll split the time 50/50 between tuition and hands-on practice. Afterward we can co-author an experience report for the test community.

Here's some ideas of what we could go through in 2-3 hours.

[Exploratory Testing]
* What it is and what it's not
* Test Charters, Diaries and Sessions
* Test design techniques, Heuristics and Memes
* Reporting; Bugs and Progress
* Deploying Exploratory testers in development teams
* How to use it on it's own and in combination with other approaches.
-- I'll leave you either copies of template documents or software to use

[Live Documentation / Active Specification]
* Why documents are dead, literally!
* Live documentation; what is it and why you should use it
* Active Specification; what that is and how it's the link to automation
* FitNesse and Concordion; working example frameworks using Ruby and Java
-- I'll leave you the example FitNesse and Concordion frameworks

[Selenium (Ruby) Automation]
* What are the Selenium tools and why we use each
* Getting set up with IDE and RC^
* Using the IDE for assisted testing and rapid prototyping
* Converting IDE tests to Ruby for use with RC, to test across multiple browsers
- I'll leave you with a working Selenium-Ruby framework and some sample scripts

^ I don't think we'll have time to get Grid installed and running but I'll leave a workbook of instructions I have so you can follow up.

After we discuss each we'll get hands on and do some testing activities. You should end the session being 'able', not just having theory!

Contact me!