Bas Dijkstra - TF 2023

TestFlix 2023 - Bas Dijkstra

'TestFlix 2023' - Esteemed Speaker

Bas Dijkstra

Test automation consultant and trainer at On Test Automation

Atomic Talk Title: From tester to (part time) developer: the story behind RestAssured .Net


For years, REST Assured has been one of the most popular libraries for writing tests for HTTP-based APIs. Unfortunately, until recently it has only been available for Java. But there’s good news: you can now also leverage the power of REST Assured when you’re using C#, thanks to RestAssured .Net.

In this talk, you’ll learn about the reasons I started developing RestAssured .Net, what I learned in the process, how testers can get started contributing to open source projects like RestAssured .Net, and what I learned about open source software development in the process.

You’ll also see RestAssured .Net in action in a short live coding demo.

Talk Takeaways

  • RestAssured .Net makes writing tests for HTTP-based APIs in C# fun
  • Testers can contribute to open source software projects, and even
    start their own, too

Speaker Bio


Pricilla is a Passionate Test Engineer currently working with Billennium IT Services (M) Sdn – Malaysia, with around 11 years of experience in Quality Assurance. With an impressive 11-year track record in the field, she has become a seasoned expert in various facets of testing, including Functional, EDI, ETL, Automation, and API testing.

Recognized as a Postman Supernova, Pricilla is regarded as a go-to person when it comes to APIs and Postman, regularly gracing the stage as a speaker at esteemed industry events. Her fervor for cloud computing has earned her the prestigious title of “AWS Community Builder,” further solidifying her commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements. In her dedication to fostering knowledge sharing and growth within the testing community, Pricilla serves as a tutor at Thrive, a renowned EdTech platform owned by the Test Tribe community. Her impact and expertise have been acknowledged by Agile Testing Days, which honored her as one of the “100 Women in Tech to Follow and Learn from.” Furthermore, she has been nominated for the esteemed Globant Awards 2022 in the coveted “Techfluencer” category, a testament to her influential role within the tech industry.

Pricilla’s commitment to empowering women in technology extends as she serves as a global ambassador of the WomenTech Network, championing diversity, coexistence, and harmony within the field. Her dedication to nurturing talent is evident through her certification as a mentor, where she has guided and inspired numerous aspiring test engineers through her invaluable mentoring sessions. Embracing her role as an active community contributor, Pricilla shares her wealth of knowledge through captivating blogs, enlightening webinars, and engaging workshops. Her words and insights resonate deeply within the industry, fueling innovation and driving the testing community forward.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Pricilla’s unwavering belief in the power of Karma exemplifies her character and values. With a profound understanding of the interconnectedness of actions and consequences, she approaches her work and interactions with integrity, empathy, and a genuine desire to make a positive impact in the world.

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