Below you'll find the description of the training offered to Perl developers and QA departments by Gabor Szabo.
In addition to this three or four day long training on how to use Perl in test automation I am also offering on-site consulting service to kick-start the test automation system by setting up the framework and coaching the developers.
Training: QA Test Automation using Perl
Perl has been used for years in QA for various tasks such as preparing configuration files before the tests run and parsing log files after the test. In the past few years lots of extensions have been added to Perl. Now, in addition to the above tasks Perl can already be used in all parts of the automatic test environment.
The regular length of the course is 32 academic hours including about 50% time for hands-on exercises. It is usually given in 4 days (9:00-17:00 or 10:00-18:00) but it can be spread to a longer period.
At least 6 month experience as a Perl programmer or taking an introductory Perl course prior to this class. (We can arrange to offer those classes as well, if needed.)
After the training attendees will be able to setup their own testing framework and start writing unit tests to their applications. They will also be able to develop their own specific test modules similar to those found in the Test:: name space on CPAN. Those who already have unit testing in their application will be able to extend it with the solid knowledge they get on how and why things work the way they work in TAP.
About Gabor Szabo
Gabor - born in Hungary and living in Israel - has been programming since high-school. He has been using Perl since 1995 and teaching it both in Israel and overseas since 2000.
He is also providing consulting in Perl development with a focus on test and build automation to companies such as Cisco and Checkpoint.
He has been giving talks at YAPC::EU and YAPC::NA conferences since 2002.
For his work in the Perl community, Gabor has received the White Camel award in 2008.
Published on 2006-07-19 by Gabor Szabo