Python® for Testers

This is a course for testers who are frustrated by the laborious and manual work that makes up day-to-day test activities. Participants will gain a solid understanding of the Python language, its philosophy, and the code syntax.

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Description
  • Explore examples covering topics such as generating test data, monitoring system under test, compressing and sending test data
  • Gain a solid understanding of the Python language, its philosophy, and the code syntax
  • Get a broad introduction to the vast standard library that Python comes installed with
  • What is Pythonic code, good practices and common pitfalls to avoid
  • Learn how to install third party Python libraries to extend the power of the language
  • Understand how to control external processes
  • Get started with performance measurements
  • Learn how transfer results to remote computers

Learn by Doing
This is a course for testers who are frustrated by the laborious and manual work that makes up day-to-day test work, anyone who has tried or wants to try scripting and programming in order to help them focus more on the sapient test activities and let the computer do the repetitive work.

During the course we will work with a strong focus on practical knowledge and learning by doing with much hands-on coding so that attendees can work independently with Python after the course. A large amount of exercises are built to give the opportunity to build simple but powerful tools using Python, which gives a deeper understanding of the opportunities that the language offers.

Why should I invest time in learning Python?
Because Python is powerful, efficient, and very fun to work in. You feel productive from the start and produce results with surprising speed. It is the perfect choice for a tester who wishes to use a programming language to assist them in their testing, and it's not a language that ends up standing in your way. Python is well established with over 20 years of history, included out of the box in most modern operating systems. It has a diverse, huge, and active community and ecosystem.

Who Should Attend
This course should be attended by engineers in a testing role or those seeking an introduction to programming concepts to develop their skills and learn more about the benefits and power of using Python for testing. The attendees are required to have basic computer knowledge and a genuine interest in learning about scripting and programming.

Laptop Required
Attendees are also required to bring their own laptop to be able to complete the exercises. The laptop must be able to run VirtualBox 5.1 or later. (Learn more at virtualbox.org.)

Questions? 888.268.8770 [email protected]
Course Outline

Introduction
What is Python?
Basic syntax, structure of Python code
Importing modules
The REPL Basic constructs
The standard library
Python 2 vs 3

Generating Test Data
Built-in data types and objects
Control statements and control flows
Writing data into files

Gathering Test Artifacts
Python Methods
Working with the file systems and operating systems
Manipulating file paths
Compressing and transferring test data

Real Time Monitoring of System Under Test
Text parsing and manipulation
Manipulating dates and timestamps
Formatting output in terminal
Reading data from files

Generating Test Data Continued
CSV - Comma Separated Values
Compressing data continued
Traversing and mapping file systems
Input from command line

Web Calls, REST APIs, and Monitoring Systems
Installing third party libraries
Working the data format JSON
HTTP Requests
Calling and testing REST APIs
Monitor system under test

Controlling External Processes
PExpect - The Python implementation of Expect
Calling and testing SOAP APIs

Attendees Choice
There will be the opportunity to do ad-hoc exercises depending on the attendees wishes.

Dates
Mode
Location
Event
Venue
Feb 06Feb 07, 2018
Virtual Classroom
Boston
Anywhere
Apr 29Apr 30, 2018
Virtual Classroom
Orlando
Anywhere
May 02May 03, 2018
Virtual Classroom
Chicago
Anywhere
Jun 28Jun 29, 2018
Virtual Classroom
Boston
Anywhere
Price: $1,545 USD Course Duration: 2 Days
Ways to Save

Combine with a Conference

Save when you combine any of our pre-conference training courses with your conference registration. Learn more about our our STAR conferences, our Agile DevBetter Software, and DevOps conferences, and the new Agile Testing Days USA.

Ways to Save

Groups Save Up to 20%

Have a group and want to save more? Groups always save with SQE Training! Groups of 3–5 save 10% on Public and Live Virtual training, and groups of 6 or more save 20%. Group discounts are automatically applied when registering multiple attendees with the same initial path. For groups choosing a mix of classes, contact our Client Support Group at 888.268.8770 or email [email protected].

Pay It Forward >> Save When You Buy Before Year End

Save 17% on all new Live Virtual or Public Classroom training courses purchased through December 31, 2017, with promo code 17FWD. This offer is a great way to use your remaining 2017 training budget and be prepared for the challenges of 2018. Need help with approval? Contact us to learn how we can help you get registered before year end.

Description
  • Explore examples covering topics such as generating test data, monitoring system under test, compressing and sending test data
  • Gain a solid understanding of the Python language, its philosophy, and the code syntax
  • Get a broad introduction to the vast standard library that Python comes installed with
  • What is Pythonic code, good practices and common pitfalls to avoid
  • Learn how to install third party Python libraries to extend the power of the language
  • Understand how to control external processes
  • Get started with performance measurements
  • Learn how transfer results to remote computers

Learn by Doing
This is a course for testers who are frustrated by the laborious and manual work that makes up day-to-day test work, anyone who has tried or wants to try scripting and programming in order to help them focus more on the sapient test activities and let the computer do the repetitive work.

During the course we will work with a strong focus on practical knowledge and learning by doing with much hands-on coding so that attendees can work independently with Python after the course. A large amount of exercises are built to give the opportunity to build simple but powerful tools using Python, which gives a deeper understanding of the opportunities that the language offers.

Why should I invest time in learning Python?
Because Python is powerful, efficient, and very fun to work in. You feel productive from the start and produce results with surprising speed. It is the perfect choice for a tester who wishes to use a programming language to assist them in their testing, and it's not a language that ends up standing in your way. Python is well established with over 20 years of history, included out of the box in most modern operating systems. It has a diverse, huge, and active community and ecosystem.

Who Should Attend
This course should be attended by engineers in a testing role or those seeking an introduction to programming concepts to develop their skills and learn more about the benefits and power of using Python for testing. The attendees are required to have basic computer knowledge and a genuine interest in learning about scripting and programming.

Laptop Required
Attendees are also required to bring their own laptop to be able to complete the exercises. The laptop must be able to run VirtualBox 5.1 or later. (Learn more at virtualbox.org.)

Questions? 888.268.8770 [email protected]
Course Outline

Introduction
What is Python?
Basic syntax, structure of Python code
Importing modules
The REPL Basic constructs
The standard library
Python 2 vs 3

Generating Test Data
Built-in data types and objects
Control statements and control flows
Writing data into files

Gathering Test Artifacts
Python Methods
Working with the file systems and operating systems
Manipulating file paths
Compressing and transferring test data

Real Time Monitoring of System Under Test
Text parsing and manipulation
Manipulating dates and timestamps
Formatting output in terminal
Reading data from files

Generating Test Data Continued
CSV - Comma Separated Values
Compressing data continued
Traversing and mapping file systems
Input from command line

Web Calls, REST APIs, and Monitoring Systems
Installing third party libraries
Working the data format JSON
HTTP Requests
Calling and testing REST APIs
Monitor system under test

Controlling External Processes
PExpect - The Python implementation of Expect
Calling and testing SOAP APIs

Attendees Choice
There will be the opportunity to do ad-hoc exercises depending on the attendees wishes.

Class Schedule
Sign-In/Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Morning Session 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
Class Fee Includes
• Tuition
• Course notebook
• Continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks
• Lunches
• Letter of completion
Instructors
Kristoffer Nordström
Northern Test Consulting AB

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