Python for Testers: Programming the Repetitive Stuff
Have you ever been faced with doing laborious, repetitive testing work? Of course you have. In our day-to-day work, we have to perform many manual tasks before, during, and after testing. These types of tasks are necessary, but who says they have to be done by you? In this session, Kristoffer Nordström will show you how easily and quickly testers can write small, simple, and powerful helper tools to assist in their everyday testing chores. You will learn important elements of Python for testers, such as looking for specific messages, performing many strings-matching operations, and parsing timestamps from log files. Kristoffer will also illustrate how to automatically generate new and unique test data, and he will program all sample Python scripts live during the session. You will learn how powerful and easy Python is to work with, as well as how, by employing Python, you can automate much of your repetitive work so that you can focus on problem-solving, thinking, and cognitive testing.