Programming With Google

Wed 17th Jan 18

I've met many testers who say that they don't write their own scripts or tools because they never learnt to program and that it is too hard to learn. In this talk, which I gave at the inaugural Wild West Hackin' Fest, I showed how someone with only a few key concepts and access to Google, can copy and paste together a Ruby script to help in testing a web app. The same techniques can be used to create a whole manor of tools in most languages.

Before you get into this, a disclaimer, these techniques are for creating quick scripts, not production code. Just because you've created a couple of scripts, do not think that you are ready to build commercial grade software.

You can download the slides here and watch it on Youtube.