Agile + DevOps West 2021 Industry Presentation : Test Automation Is Not Just Coding


Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Test Automation Is Not Just Coding

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A failure taught me that coding is not the most important task in Test Automation. I fixed a bug, added tests, and shipped it to production. After that, a bug report came in showing that the fix created a new bug. A hotfix solved the issue, but the root cause was not addressed: what did I miss? By taking a step back, I understood the situation - it all happened by overlooking basic concepts in testing. The problem was that coding had more priority than creating a test plan.

This talk shows that testing concepts are more important than ever. In a time where tools promise to do everything, we focus less on what and how to test, and more on using tools to test. It outlines how a test strategy can leverage a continuous testing setup. Finally, it shows that failing is ok, but failing again for the same reasons is not.

Diego Molina

Sauce Labs

Diego is a Software Engineer who is fascinated by testing. He is a Selenium core committer. He loves enabling testers and developers by creating helpful testing tools and infrastructure and through versatile workshops.

Diego can often be spotted speaking at Selenium/Appium/Testing conferences and most of the time you can find him on the Slack channel for Selenium. Currently, he works at Sauce Labs as a Senior Software Engineer.