Perl Test Automation Training in Madison, Wisconsin and in Kiev, Ukraine

I have two public Test Automation Training courses scheduled:

The first one is planned to be on 10-11 May, the two days before Perl Mova and YAPC::Russia in Kiev, Ukraine. If you are interested in this training, make sure you contact me ASAP.

The second one is Testing Workshop 11-12 June 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, just before YAPC::NA. You can register on the web site.

The 2-days class will include both lectures and hands on exercises. Therefore the participants are requested to bring their own notebook machine to be able to enjoy the whole course.

The assumption is that people are familiar with Perl but have little or no experience in writing tests in Perl.

In the first 3/4 of the course we'll learn about the testing framework available in Perl (TAP and the Test::* modules). In last 1/4 we are going to learn about various tools to interact with external system (e.g. Databases, Web applications, Networking devices, CLI).

After the course the participants will be able to write test for their applications. They will be able to setup a simple smoke testing environment to run regression tests, collect the results, and create nice reports.

During the class we'll be talking about unit, integration, system and even acceptance testing with both white- and black-box testing in mind.

The planned 4 parts of the training. (There might be some changes, but more or less this is how the parts will work out.)

  • Introduction to testing, why, when, who and how ?
  • Understanding the basic tasks of the QA engineer
  • Introduction to TAP - the Test Anything Protocol
  • Testing tools in Perl for testing Perl Modules (Test::Simple, Test::More)

  • Common reporting framework (Test::Harness)
  • Extending the testing framework (Test::Builder)
  • Other testing modules including Test::Most, Test::Deep

  • More from Test::* (e.g. Test::Warn, Test::Exception)
  • Setting up continuous integration (smoke testing)
  • Report integration with Smolder
  • Command Line Interface (CLI) applications

  • Testing network devices
  • Testing Web application
  • Examples for database testing
  • If time permits also Testing file-systems
  • and Microsoft Windows GUI applications

The class will be given in English. Participants are expected to bring their own computer to do the exercises. Sharing one computer by up to 2 students is acceptable and even encouraged.

How to register?

For the training in Madison, Wisconsin you can register on the web-site of YAPC::NA.

For the one in Kiev, Ukraine, please contact me ASAP as the course depends on the number of registrations.

Published on 2012-04-02 by Gabor Szabo

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