I’m doing a 3.5h tutorial on Scripting Recipes for Testers next week at GLSEC and am starting to collect all my notes and thoughts together to not make a complete fool of myself. I know there are a number of people who read this and consider themselves scripters, so a question.
What do you think of this format?
- Why testers should learn to script, scripting is not hard, etc.
- Introduction to Recipe (why it is useful and the concepts it helps / assists)
- Presentation of the script (walk through the logic, show customizations, etc.)
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 for 6 or 7 different recipes (though I suspect I am going to have to have a number in the hat as well)
- Some hands-on time to work with participants on their own scripting problems
Depending on the make-up of the class, the content could be too simplistic, or too complicated but I guess that is part of the “fun” of speaking. Last year at GLSEC I did the developer tutorial and not the QA one so I’m not sure of the expected demographic.
But any thoughts on the format itself? I seem to think that if I was in a similar one that it would be useful to me. Especially since all the scripts shown will be available to attendees.
I’ll be posting the recipes over the next couple days.