The Watir Podcast Episode 64

The Watir Podcast has release Episode 64, in which I interview Automation expert Jason Watts about why he likes using Watir over other libraries. He is knowledgeable about his test stack! In the course of half an hour, we talk about page objects (3 libraries), Allure, Cucumber, RSpec, Xvfb, Fig Newton, IRB, PRY, Watir Model, Docker, Vagrant, Ansible, BitBucket, Bamboo, Slack, Stack Overflow, Watir General (google groups), and Github.

Enjoy!

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Watir Podcast Episode 59

The Watir Podcast is publishing podcasts again. In this week’s episode, Neil Manvar from SauceLabs tells us about the advantages of use SauceLabs, how to get started, and what mistakes can lead to trouble.

Please listen and give feedback on this podcast on SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/the-watir-podcast/episode-59-saucelabs), as well as what you would like to hear about on future Watir Podcasts.

You can subscribe to The Watir Podcast feed (http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:248873479/sounds.rss).

After a four year hiatus, we have resumed recording the Watir Podcast. It’s not at the same site. You can now find it on SoundCloud. Please listen and provide feedback.

This week, episode 56 has an interview with bigtime Watir developer Titus Fortner. He explains who Watir is releasing a beta for Watir 6 which supports the Geckodriver, Selenium 3, and Firefox 48.

San Diego Quality Meetup 5/4/2016

I have long hoped that San Diego testing community would develop a user group/meetup. My recruiter, Jon Barton of TEKSystems, started a meetup group. I attended a meeting in April. Then I volunteered to speak at a future meeting. That future meeting was last night.

Presentation on Best Practices of Test Automation

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 5:30 PM

89 Software Engineers in Test Went

Check out this Meetup →

The periscope video:
https://www.periscope.tv/JonBartonTEK/1yoKMmanbQeKQ

The slide deck:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1oJyGQ2Id9kVPJ7Qlbn79mnuDBbx6MInWy0qkOsuy5Iw

The book I recommend:
https://leanpub.com/cucumber_and_cheese

I am hopeful for the future of software testing in San Diego if they group becomes a place for people to step out of their circle of comfort, to mentor each other, to learn and grow.