Exploratory Test Automation

=== Agenda =====
6:00pm - 6:30pm, Pizza & social

6:30pm - 6:40pm, Introduction
6:40pm - 8:40pm, Exploratory Test Automation by Harry Robinson, Microsoft

Modern software systems are too big for purely manual testing, but they change too rapidly for traditional test automation to keep up. Computer-aided exploratory testing amplifies your testing ability by combining human creativity with machine horsepower to produce testing that is thorough, robust, and flexible. This presentation covers the basics of computer-aided exploratory testing and examples of how we use it to deliver Bing.

[To get a jump on the presentation topic, read Harry's article, Intelligent Test Automation, for some of the ideas behind computer-aided exploratory testing.]

8:40pm - 9:00pm, Lucky draw (two starbucks gift cards) & Mingle


Speaker bio:

Harry Robinson is Principal Software Development Engineer in Test for Microsoft's Bing team. He has twenty-five years of software development and testing experience at AT&T Bell Labs, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Google. While at Bell Labs, Harry created a model-based testing system that won the 1995 AT&T Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Area of Quality. At Microsoft, he pioneered model-based test generation technology which won the Microsoft Best Practice Award in 2001. Harry holds two patents for software test automation methods and speaks and writes frequently on software testing and automation issues..


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  • Roy C.

    Pretty good but there weren't many examples. I left still wondering where this would be useful in my work environment.

    October 12, 2012

  • Patrick T.

    I am quite excited about this discussion!
    I have been thinking and writing on my angle on automation and exploratory testing on my blog about QA in the Data arena: http://www.qathedata.com/blog/2012/07/16/exploratory-automation/

    I look forward to a thought provoking talk!

    September 10, 2012

  • Bill

    i will share the slides after the meetup.

    1 · August 24, 2012

  • Shantonu S.

    Hi, I am from Bangladesh and we can't pay due to not active online payments. Any alternative to know the information?(like slide share/ you tube videos)

    August 24, 2012

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