My New Pluralsight Course: Automated Testing for Fraidy Cats Like Me

Pluralsight has just released my newest course: Automated Testing for Fraidy Cats Like Me

This is the 43 second introduction to my new course.

Watch the full course: Automated Testing for Fraidy Cats Like Me

It was also the 500th course to be added to their library, so a nice milestone to be associated with!

It’s a story I’ve been wanting to tell for a long time.

The course is only 90 minutes long. It is aimed at developers who have been thinking “I should learn about testing” but have the impression that it’s such a big investment that there’s no point unless you are able to go “all in” so to speak. I was of that mind for a long time. I’m finally benefitting from testing and I still have not gone all-in.

You don’t believe me? As a VB4/5/6 developer my “tests” were either done in the immediate window or just by running the app. I couldn’t test logic until I’d built a UI to execute it.

I have worked with numerous clients where we will build a small method and then the client says “okay let me add some buttons and text boxes to my form to see if that logic works”.

Yep, I’ve been there and done that.

I finally got to an AHA! moment where I saw that automating some of those tests was a huge win for me.

So my goal for the course is to help developers like me (whether you are new to development or have been programming for a long time, like I have) get to that AHA moment. At the same time, I provide a “lay of the land” so to speak. I show a little bit about using some of the most common techniques. I write and run some code (all in Visual Studio and .NET but this should be relevant to developers working with any technology). And I also provide an overview of some of the variety of techniques and tools available.

This is really designed to give developers enough of a look at testing to determine if it’s something they really *do* want to learn and then enough of the basics to allow them – you? – to dive in to the many other learning resources that exist for automated testing.

Watch the full course: Automated Testing for Fraidy Cats Like Me

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