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Dec 17, 2013 - 1 minute read - CompendiumDev Conferences

Initial 2014 Speaking Engagements

To mark my last planned speaking gig in 2013, I’ll post the current list of conferences I have arranged for 2014. StarEast 2014 Where I will be presenting a Tutorial and a Lightning Keynote Let’s Test 2014 Where I will be presenting a tutorial and a workshop.

Dec 17, 2013 - 2 minute read - Conferences Evil Tester

Software Development Summit 2013

I attended the Software Development Summit December 2013 in Helsinki. I was fortunate in being asked to perform a keynote, and asked to fill in for a keynote speaker who unfortunately couldn’t attend, so I did two keynotes. Lucky me. You can find slides for the talks listed over on my Compendium Developments site. I managed to catch up with Kristian Karl and learn more about the CI and testing regime at spotify, you can watch his Eurostar conference Experiences of Test Automation Webinar online (Q&A).

Dec 17, 2013 - 5 minute read - Conferences Evil Tester

SIGIST 2013 Panel - Should Testers Be Able to Code

I attended the SIGIST in December because I was asked to be part of a Panel with the starting discussion title of “Should testers be able to code?”. I was on the panel with Dorothy Graham, Paul Gerrard and Dr Stuart Reid #sigist the panel gets going! pic.twitter.com/bHzcoSsiRm — SIGiST (@SIGiST) December 5, 2013 Initial Notes I wrote the following in an email to the other panel members during the run up to the SIGIST.

Nov 30, 2013 - 1 minute read - CompendiumDev Conferences

Presenting at Lets Test 2014

I will be presenting at Let’s Test 2014 from May 26th - 28th 2014 I’m presenting a half day tutorial on WebDriver Abstraction layers A workshop (double length track session) on skill transference and coaching called “Why you should learn skills that have no real application in life” Hope to see some of you there. It looks like a feature packed conference.

Nov 22, 2013 - 2 minute read - FAQ Selenium Simplified Blog

Question: Which Fitnesse framework should I use with Selenium?

We have a Fitnesse server set up and use Selenium 2 (webdriver). Can you please suggest which framework we should use? Xebium, Selenesse, Fitnium, webtest? or Please suggest any other tool you would recommend. Thanks for the list of Fitnesse addons. But, I don’t use them. The addons provide the ability to encode Web Actions in FitNesse tables. But I don’t do that. I don’t think that Actions in the FitNesse table lead to maintainable FitNesse documents.

Nov 22, 2013 - 3 minute read - FAQ Selenium Simplified Blog

Question: What else do I need to master?

“I have a question: What else do I need to master, besides Selenium and the obvious complementary stuff like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery?” A question that opens a whole world of investigation. I guess different people will need to learn different things. So some of the ‘obvious’ complementary stuff first: Basic Developer ‘stuff’: Learn your chosen programming language well Learn the Unit Test framework that you are going to use Learn the IDE you are going to use Learn the supporting tools e.

Nov 22, 2013 - 3 minute read - Evil Tester Productivity

How to use Jira to subjectively track and report daily on your testing?

A long time ago I coded a now defunct modelling tool to help me with my testing. Half the battle with managing and reporting testing involves deciding how you will model it for the project you work on. Generic Modelling The generic set of formal modelling techniques I use, I often map on to: Entities Lists Hierarchies Graphs When using Jira, I have access to Entities and Lists.

Nov 1, 2013 - 2 minute read - Evil Tester Mobile Testing Tools

iOS Screen Capture, Streaming and ScreenRecording tools for Mobile Testing

I listed the results of my investigation into Android Screen Capture, Streaming and ScreenRecording tools for Mobile Testing, now time to turn to iOS. Note that I’m not really covering static screen capture here, since short cuts are built into each operating system for static capture. iOS is pretty locked down. And without jail breaking, your options are limited. However, iOS has a built in screen sharing capability called AirPlay, designed to be used for streaming to your Apple TV.

Nov 1, 2013 - 3 minute read - Books Evil Tester FAQ Selenium Simplified WebDriver

FAQ: How do your books "integrate" with your courses?

Dear Alan I’d like to embark on learning from your books and online course but should I do one before the other? Or does one set of materials supersede another? Thanks, A Correspondent I receive this question often enough that I’m going to try and answer it fully on the blog. On a timeline, I created the following products: Selenium Simplified Book Start Using Selenium WebDriver - a ‘Getting Started’ online course Selenium 2 WebDriver Basics online Course Java For Testers Book Technical Web Testing 101 online course If you still want to learn Selenium-RC using Java then the Selenium Simplified Book is the one to get.