Test Automation with Arnon Axelrod
How do you get into test automation? Carl and Richard talk to Arnon Axelrod about his new book on Test Automation and the concept of the Test Automation Maturity Model - the steps you take along the way to getting testing to be a key part of making quality software. Arnon digs into building the right kinds of tests, what tools help you move in that direction, and where skills need to be grown to make better tests and automate them in a way that they are part of every build, whether you ship the software at that time or not. Test automation is not just for SaaS apps - everyone can benefit!
Arnon Axelrod is a senior consultant and leads the test automation division at Sela Group. Arnon started coding in the 80s on a ZX Spectrum when he was 10 and didn’t stop ever since. In the last decade he specializes in everything related to test automation, and for him, everything in the development lifecycle is related to test automation. This includes: unit testing, integration tests and UI automation; automation tools (including Selenium, Appium, SpecFlow, and many more); best practices for developing test automation, TDD, clean-code, refactoring, DevOps, Agile methodologies and processes, software architecture and even organizational structure and culture. Arnon writes about these topics in his blog, linked-in and twitter, speaks about them internationally, teaches them and helps his customers apply them successfully to their needs.
Recently Arnon wrote his first book: Complete Guide to Test Automation: Techniques, Practices, and Patterns for Building and Maintaining Effective Software Projects published by Apress.; Arnon is also the author of the Test Automation Essentials open-source project and a contributor to the Selenium WebDriver project.