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Programming for Testers. It’s Easy!



We hear a lot these days about how testers should learn to code, become more technical, and have more development orientated skills. Unless you came into software testing as a ‘burnt out’ developer, it is unlikely that you have coding skills, or a deep understanding of the technical ins and outs of your current systems landscape.

What can you do about it? Is programming hard? How can you learn to code, gain the benefits and still master your current workload, which keeps on relentlessly increasing?

In this webinar, a companion piece to last year’s conference workshop, we show you how easy it actually is, as a tester, to learn how to program. The hard part, as always, is how to start. We will start with 3 simple steps and show you how to get up and running with Python.

And to help you back in the office we will arm you with some of the most useful on-line references and information that is available.

Each journey starts with a single step. Let us help you take your first programming step today.

Key Takeaways:

    1. A deeper insight into the Testers need to learn to code debate
    2. Your first steps into programming
    3. Experience, examples and references to help you continue your Programming Adventure

Presenters

graham thomasGraham Thomas currently works in two key areas of software testing; program test management and testing change & transformation.  His current focus is on helping testers and the organisations he works with in transitioning to more agile ways of working.

Graham has extensive experience in IT across a number of industry sectors including; Finance (Banking, Treasury & Insurance), Utilities and Retail.  This has been gained in software house, consultancy and end user environments. He has specialised in software testing since the early 1990’s.

 

Phil IslesPhill Isles currently works as a Test Manager for a UK bank.  He has worked in the field of software testing since 2000, mainly for banks, but has also had roles as a Tester in media organisations.

Phill’s software testing interests are in process improvement (by whatever means), and also in Tester education.  He is a volunteer for the BCS and for the UKTB, for the ISTQB range of qualifications and other IT qualifications.

Phill has presented a paper at the Geological Society, Burlington House, London, and also at a BCS London Central Branch event.  He has co-presented workshops on topics ranging from flow-charts; to programming for Testers; to the Internet of Things at national and international conferences.

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