Leo Laskin

Leo Laskin

Twitter: @leolaskin

LinkedIn: llaskin

Website: SauceLabs

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Leo Laskin, Sauce Labs' Sr. Solutions Architect, comes from a decade plus background of QA experience. Coming up in the ranks from manual tester to automation, management and QA architecture, Leo has seen it all. His perspective comes from years of leading teams and identifying bottlenecks and roadblocks in QA and CI/CD processes to increase product quality. A big proponent of Open Source, Leo has been a member of the Selenium Contributor's community for over 5 years. He holds a BS in CS from the University of Massachusetts.

Session - Anyone Can Cook with Test Automation

Jan 08 12-12:55PM

Manual testing is becoming increasingly more complex, causing companies to realize they can help testers be more effective and efficient at their job by automating appropriate tasks. But let’s face it: Test automation is scary and still new to many QA departments. Many are unclear about where to begin: Do you need a degree or significant development training to write automated tests? What are the programming basics and required tools that a tester needs to know?

Leo Laskin illustrates data sets of untrained Selenium and non-technical users and the time it took them to learn Selenium. Hear about the programming basics needed to be successful in QA automation and how easy it is to pick them up, the best development tool kits for Selenium and IDE programs, as well as a preview of more advanced QA topics, including CI/CD and virtualization of test environments.

Learn the challenges of appropriately applying technology to testing, great programming techniques and development tools needed to excel in automation, and how anyone who can code can cook up their own automated scripts using Selenium.