In this episode, we test talk with Angie Jones, Richard Bradshaw, and Gil Tayar all about what automation trends they think that will dominate our work environment in 2018. We also cover what major skills are in high demand when hiring test engineers, and the tools and best practices required to help you deliver software faster and better.
Angie Jones is a Consulting Automation Engineer who advises several scrum teams on automation strategies and has developed automation frameworks for countless software products. As a Master Inventor, she is known for her innovative and out-of-the-box thinking style which has resulted in more than 20 patented inventions in the US and China. Angie shares her wealth of knowledge internationally by speaking and teaching at software conferences, serving as anAdjunctCollegeProfessor of Computer Programming, and leading tech workshops for young girls through TechGirlzand Black Girls Code.
Gil Tayar has 30 years of experience have not dulled the fascination Gil Tayar has with software development. From the olden days of DOS, to the contemporary world of Software Testing, Gil was, is, and always will be, a software developer. He has in the past co-founded WebCollage, survived the bubble collapse of 2000, and worked on various big cloudy projects at Wix. His current passion is figuring out how to test software, a passion which he has turned into his main job as Evangelist and Senior Architect at Applitools. He has religiously tested all his software, from the early days as a junior software developer to the current days at Applitools, where he develops tests for software that tests software, which is almost one meta layer too many for him.
Richard Bradshaw is an experienced tester, consultant and generally a friendly guy. He shares his passion for testing through consulting, training and public speaking on topics related to testing. He’s a fan of automation that supports testing. With over 10 years’ testing experience, he has a lot of insights into the world of testing and software development. Richard is a very active member of the testing community and is currently the FriendlyBoss at the Ministry of Testing. Richard blogs at https://thefriendlytester.co.uk and tweets as @FriendlyTester. He is also the creator of the YouTube channel, Whiteboard Testing. He can often be found in the bar, with a beer in hand, discussing testing.
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