STARWEST 2024 Concurrent Session : “Low Code”—Coded Automation Using Free Tools


Thursday, September 26, 2024 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

“Low Code”—Coded Automation Using Free Tools

Using artificial intelligence to generate test code is a hybrid automation strategy that combines the best of both worlds. Tests can be created very quickly by almost anyone using AI, yet the tests are still planned by humans and maintainable by humans. With the right prompts, you can have AI construct traditional test code using open source testing tools that the world is already familiar with (Chai, Mocha, Cypress). As a result, you end up with structured code that is logical and easy to maintain without having to wonder what the AI is testing. In this session, Timothy will look at testing a simple web application and partner with AI (ChatGPT and GitHub Copilot) to create tests for all layers of the test automation pyramid. Join Timothy as he looks at unit tests, API tests, and UI tests.

Tim Heck
MRI Software

Tim Heck has over 25 years of experience in the software industry and has been working with automated testing for over half of those years. He has a deep understanding of automation and has implemented solutions for several large-scale projects in the financial, automotive, and marketing sectors. Tim has experience with a variety of testing tools, programming languages, and test frameworks. In his current role, he provides leadership and guidance to teams to ensure that test automation efforts are effective, efficient, and aligned with project goals and business objectives. Tim is a dynamic speaker who is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with others. He has delivered multiple workshops and presentations at both industry conferences and in-house training events internationally.