Consultant Test Strategist - SOLD OUT
“A Nest of Tests” A collection of cheap, dull tests can tell you lots, if you look at the relations between them.
It is cheap and easy to generate thousands of tiny tests. Building a diagram from the results can help you understand what you’ve done, and to understand the system you’re working with. Though narrow in design, these tests can illuminate behaviours that may be missed with approaches focussed on function.
In this workshop, James Lyndsay will introduce you to tricks, simple data and tools that he has found helpful in testing, and we will play with interactive exercises to gain a visceral understanding of how and where to use these techniques. We will talk about test generation and data visualisation, how to use/abuse/reuse unit tests, and how to isolate emergent behaviours in complex interdependent systems.
James has been testing since 1986. He’s worked independently since setting up Workroom Productions in1994, and helps organisations to find surprises, to adapt their approaches, and to keep their testers interested.
A regular keynote speaker and teacher at international events, and an active participant in a variety of testing communities, James has written award-winning papers, built the Black Box puzzles, kicked off the TestLab and runs the London Exploratory Workshop in Testing.