Testu 2022 – the change of plans

Yesterday I started my first conference — Testμ 2022 organized by LambdaTest company from India. This is a marvellous opportunity to learn more about the current testing industry (although mainly connected with automatic testing) and to practice English at the same time, especially because the speakers are of different backgrounds. Unfortunately, as an active translator, sometimes I have to adapt my plans to the current workload. Therefore, I was able to attend only a few webinars.

The first one was “It’s time for a TRIM” by Richard Bradshaw from Ministry of Testing. He presented his own concept of TRIMS, a mnemonic of five words: “Targeted, Reliable, Informative, Maintainable, Speedy” that describe different attributes of checks during automated tests. Although I’m not familiar with test automation, I’ve learned a lot, listening to the keen speaker straightforwardly explaining how to design the tests.

The next webinar was entitled “Automate User Flows with Chrome DevTools Recorder” and presented by Jecelyn Yeen from Chrome. Again, everything was new for me as a newcomer. Maybe not Chrome DevTools itself, as I’ve used it for other reasons (e.g. checking website details or OSINT), but the idea of recording activities during website tests really appealed to me. For sure, I’ll used it in my future work.

I started to watch the panel discussion “The Future of Testing”. This one wasn’t so informative and useful for me. Maybe if I was more experienced I would find it interesting, but after dozen minutes I switched to other – more productive – tasks.

The next piece by Devender Sharma, Quality Engineer based in London, more than made up for the previous disappointment. The author in his presentation “Beyond Functional Testing” clearly depicted all the basics as well as different approaches to quality engineering, based on the 3Ps concept, i.e. focusing on the people, the process and the products.

Initially, I’ve planned to watch some more materials. Thanks to the organizer, it is still possible and I think I’ll return to some of the webinars. The conference was also a nice English exercise, as the speakers used very different accents and sometimes I had to struggle to understand everything clearly.


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