Category Archives: Test Automation

Tests that run completely or partially via tool/script; includes evalution of test results (such as a log parser).

Watir Podcast Episode 61

WatirSome is a page object gem that uses the same DSL as Watir. Learn more about it on the Watir Podcast Episode 61 from Watir team developer Alex Radionov.

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Watir Podcast Episode 60

It’s hard for me to remember what it was like to start using Watir in the mid-2000’s, but Jon Franchi reminded me a little about it when we spoke about his experiences.

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.

Test Automation Bazaar

I will be attending the Test Automation Bazaar on January 15-16 2016. There is no agenda, just learning. I look forward to learning and sharing ways to solve problems.

https://testingwithvision.wordpress.com/2015/11/21/announcing-austin-test-automation-bazaar-jan-15-16-2016/

I also like to use these events to help others get involved in open-source software, and am hoping to see other contributors to projects like Selenium and Watir attend. — Bret Pettichord