Bas Dijkstra, Director of Inspired Academy, is a test automation consultant and trainer with 16 years of experience. Here, we’ve gathered a collection of Bas’s articles and videos on Test Automation to give you a taste of his expertise.
6 Articles on Test Automation You Should Read
“What do you talk about when you talk about ‘test automation?’” Learn more about Bas’s definition of test automation.
Software testers need at least some knowledge about test automation. This article outlines what Bas considers a good learning path for becoming a test automation engineer.
Creating good test automation solutions requires that a test automation engineer should not only be able to write code in languages like Java, C#, or Python but should also understand software development patterns and object-oriented software development (OOD). In short, test automation is software development. In the article, Bas also recommends great sources to learn the fundamentals of OOD.
Many popular test automation tools have come and gone, while others are still in use today. Prevent the need to learn a new tool every few years by focussing on developing your skills rather than learning a tool.
An in-depth look into the problems of test automation training (maybe you’ve run into some?), and how to solve them.
You want to be more than a mere tester; you want to be recognised as a skilled member of the team. Read Bas’s insight into hiring high-quality test automation professionals and make sure you align with his advice to land a job in an environment that will value your skills.
Bas joins Jos Åkesson and Martin Mazur on a live stream for 1337 Tech, asking the question: “Do we really need a test automation engineer?” and discussing his experience during his career.
James Bach and Michael Bolton join Bas to discuss: How to remain relevant as a software tester.
Bas joined Testflix to discuss the topic “There’s no such thing as ‘no code’.
Bonus: Quality Sense Podcast
Listen to Bas’s thoughts on how to become a better test automation specialist, build reliable automated tests, and his book recommendation for productivity.