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Corina Pip

Senior Test Automation Engineer at Frequentis


Testers can write good code too
Thursday 11:50 - 12:40
best practices

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When you define yourself as an automation engineer, you are admitting to writing code. That comes with great responsibility: you should not just write code, you should write GOOD code.

You have handy tools and learning resources around to help you write tests that are easy to read, without much need for maintenance, clear and concise.

This talk will focus on how to make your code a star. I will go over some coding principles and best practices that will help you write clean code. The separation of concerns is just one of them. I will show the benefits of thinking like a developer, when it comes to the structuring of your test code. I will also show some of the tools, either from the IDE, or standalone, that highlight where your code can be improved, like: checkstyle, code review, automatic code inspections. Lots of tips, ideas, dos, donts and examples are included.


Corina is a senior test automation engineer, with focus on testing by means of Java, Selenium, TestNG, Spring, Maven, and other cool frameworks and tools. Previous endeavors from her 10+ years testing career include working on navigation devices and in the online gaming industry.

She loves automation and always tries to learn something new, improving her automation skills and spreading the knowledge to her peers.

Apart from work, Corina is a testing blogger (, an amateur photographer ( and a GitHub contributor ( . She also tweets at @imalittletester.