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Nov 22, 2015 - 1 minute read - CompendiumDev Conferences

Released slides and notes from Agile and Automation Days 2015 in Poland

I attended the Agile and Automation Days Conference in Krakow, Poland on the 16th November 2015 to present a Keynote and a Tutorial on Technical Testing in Agile. I have updated the conference page on my site to have a link to the slides and social media mentions. The actual conference was very technical, and was one of those international conferences where I wished I spoke the native language because I missed most of the talks due to the language barrier.

Nov 7, 2015 - 4 minute read - Conferences Eurostar Evil Tester Technical Testing

Notes from the Eurostar Mobile Deep Dive 2015

I visited Eurostar 2015 and popped in to a few sessions, but was mainly there for the Mobile Deep Dive. Alan Page started with an opening keynote on using instrumentation at the AOSP level to provide usage and defect information automatically for an emulation layer that Microsoft had been working on. He also mentioned that his team aims for “More value. Better Quality. Every week” which sounds like a perfectly splendid goal to remind yourself of every morning, and revisit every evening to reflect on how you are doing.

Oct 23, 2015 - 2 minute read - IDE IntelliJ Java For Testers Mac

Using FindBugs, CheckStyle and PMD from IntelliJ with QAplug to improve your Java Coding

A short video showing PMD, Checkstyle and Findbugs running from IntelliJ Why you would want to use them And hints and tips on getting the plugins working on Mac I’m always looking for simple ways that I can improve my Java programming. Recently I’ve been working with PMD and Findbugs in my IDE. I stumbled across the QAPlug, IntelliJ plugin which makes it easy to bundle in the FindBugs, CheckStyle and PMD plugins.

Oct 7, 2015 - 1 minute read - CompendiumDev

TestWorksConf 2015 Keynote Slides and Write Up Available

I have updated the TestWorksConf page to include the slides of my keynote and a little additional information. So if you want the slides you can head off here. I’ve written a short post describing the conference over on SeleniumSimplified.com which is worth reading if you want to find links to all the tools presented: Gatling, Mesos, Selenium Grid Docker, Serenity etc. The conference (#testworksconf) was probably the most ‘hands on’ conference I have ever attended.

Oct 7, 2015 - 3 minute read - Conferences Selenium Simplified Blog

TestWorksConf 2015 Notes and Information

I have added the slides for my TestWorksConf keynote to my TestWorksConf page. So if you’d like to see them then you can head off here. This post is to describe the rest of the conference and link to useful sources of information I think you’ll find interesting. The conference (#testworksconf) was probably the most ‘hands on’ conference I have ever attended. Xebia, the organisers, created a usb stick with a VM which had all the software that would be used in the workshops and demonstrated by the speakers so that the conference attendees could hack along with the talks.

Sep 8, 2015 - 1 minute read - CompendiumDev training

5th Oct 2015 - One Day Java For Testers public training in Amsterdam

I'll be running a public, one day training on Java For Testers, in Amsterdam on the 5th October. Just after the TestWorks conference. This is suitable for absolute beginners, and we make it easy for you start coding with a 'fill in the blanks' approach, which gradually expands over the day as your competence grows. And we have more advanced exercises if you've programmed before.

Sep 8, 2015 - 2 minute read - Java For Testers Training

One Day Public Training Course on 5th October in Amsterdam

I’m busy re-writing my one day training course on Java For Testers, incorporating the lessons learned from finishing the Java For Testers book, and from running the training before. A one day public training is being held in Amsterdam on 5th October. I try to make my face to face training work for everyone - that means, people who are more advanced, and people who are absolute beginners. Rather than just work through Java For Testers on a page by page basis, I’ve restructured the approach and code so that absolute beginners learn by filling in the blanks.

Aug 26, 2015 - 4 minute read - About the book Java For Testers

Updates to Java For Testers ebook and Notes on File Path construction in Java

Print Book Proof Review When I released the e-book version of Java For Testers, I did not immediately release it as a print book. I needed it to settle and take comments from readers first. Last week I started on the path of creating the print version. I used leanpub to create a print ready copy and for the last few days I’ve been reviewing Java For Testers as a print ready proof.

Jul 24, 2015 - 4 minute read - Grid Selenium Simplified Blog

Lessons learned from a cloud grid bug

Lessons Learned from a Cloud Grid Bug Because my Selenium WebDriver with Java course covers as much of the Selenium WebDriver API as I can, I often have code usage in there that doesn’t see the light of day on many live projects. Therefore it can act as ‘edge cases’ for drivers and grid installations. A few days ago the course code identified a problem on TestingBot, which they have now fixed.