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Thursday, August 15 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Building Deep Thinking Tools for Exploratory Testers

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I have been a functional exploratory tester. I was motivated to move out of exploratory testing and become that cool kid doing automation. Thankfully, someone pulled me aside and told me - I am more suited to be a functional exploratory tester and that I am business savvy. I didn't shy away from code. I worked closely with developers and my testing approach involved reading code (didn't write any) and brought in value to developers and to the business. I grew up as a tester being coached by experts, reading blogs from experts and learning that automation will help exploratory testers do more.

In my wait - I found very little effort that has gone in direction. I partnered with developers to be building some products.

I failed multiple times and here are my failed attempts
  1. Tool for Social Media Driven Testing for Testers
  2.  Tool for mapping the heuristics and oracles to test ideas
  3.  A checklist tool for testing mobile apps and scoring on quality for start-ups
  4.  Testing Depth Dashboards

I would like to share
  1. The thinking behind building these tools and their value
  2.  How purely focusing only on automation is taking away the possibility of building tools
  3. How I would love the community to start building tools
  4. How I can help the audience (without commercial interest) and how they can help me

I would like to tell my own story and how I (actually stealing credit from my team who build it) came to build tools
  1. What I did different from other manual testers?
  2. What problems concern testing space according to me
  3. The problems I picked and the way I tried solving them
  4. The failures and analysis
  5.  The existing opportunity for people to build value different from automation frameworks and scripts
  6. The vision of open sourcing non code deep thinking tools for testing 

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Pradeep Soundararajan (IN)

CEO, Moolya Testing
Pradeep Soundararajan is the Founder CEO of Moolya Testing and AppAchhi. Pradeep is on a mission to build a software testing start-up that solves fundamental unaddressed pain points in testing. 15+ years of experience as a hands on tester, independent test consultant and now a businessman... Read More →

Thursday August 15, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
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