We will be holding our Spot The Difference iPad Game at our booth (#13) — can you spot UI diffs faster than our AI algorithm? Let’s find out — stop by our booth, play the game, and get a chance to win a mini-drone! Read more…
This week, TestBash Manchester 2018 kicks off, where software testing thought leaders and community members will gather at The Lowry Theatre in Manchester UK for a full week packed of amazing testing talks, workshops, meetups, and parties.
What is TestBash Manchester? TestBash Manchester (#TestBash) is dedicated to software testing practices, and is just one of the many TestBash events held around the world hosted by our friends at the Ministry of Testing. TestBash Manchester 2018 is taking place September 24 – 29.
In addition to the regular TestBash 1-day conference, which takes place on Thursday Sept 27, this marks the first-ever Test.bash(); targeted software testing conference focussing on technical testing and automation, taking place on Friday September 28.
When done right, test automation is an excellent source of fast feedback for teams. When development check-ins are made, the automated tests are able to verify that the system is still working as expected.
However, for many teams, what is supposed to be this reliable feedback mechanism is nothing more than unstable spaghetti code that requires constant maintenance.
A big reason for the instability of automation code is the lack of good design and architecture. Automation code should be written with the same care and consideration as production code if the team truly wants to see a return on their investment. However, because it is different than production development, it’s not always obvious how to accomplish this.
In this advanced session, Angie Jones discusses the four pillars of object-oriented programming and how to utilize these concepts within test automation development, in order to achieve robust, reliable and maintainable automation code.
Here are some of the talking points Angie covers: Read more…
Doron Zavelevsky is our principal software engineer and frontend engineering team lead. He was one of the first software engineers to join Applitools five years ago to help us build our AI-driven visual UI testing tools for Selenium, Appium, and dozens of other test automation frameworks.
Doron has created a role that allows him to combine his passion for solving complex problems, and hunger to learn more. He created a community through React Israel that encourages the software developer community to share their stories and knowledge.
We sat down with Doron to hear about what his frontend engineering team are doing, and also what he looks for when interviewing potential front-end software developers for Applitools! Read more…
Some questions I get asked a lot from customers are: Can I automate visual testing of videos? What are some techniques for automated video testing? What software testing tools should I use to test video?
They’re asking because manual video testing can consume a lot of time — hours, if not days. It can be a bottleneck in your testing efforts and slow down release cycles.
My answer: you CAN and should automate video testing! In this post, I’d like to show you how.
What is DevOps World | Jenkins World? DevOps World | Jenkins World is an international event that provides opportunities to learn, explore, network and help shape the future of DevOps and Jenkins continuous integration server. This year, it will be hosted at two separate locations: San Francisco, California from September 16-19, and Nice, France from October 22-25.Read more…
You know what’s crazy about software?
It’s the fact that, for many businesses, applications are a big revenue driver — maybe even the ONLY revenue driver. But we have no system of record to manage the development of our application user interfaces.
Let me explain.
Suppose your company’s revenue drops off. You learn that over the past quarter, revenue coming from mobile app has declined significantly.
For years, front-end developers have dealt with the pain of browser-based bugs and the difficulty of testing hundreds of scenarios. They’re itching for help with front-end testing, but have struggled to find a solution that scales past a few simple tests. They have the skills to write test automation, just not the support.
Now, more than ever, is the time to team up front-end developers with QA teams. So much functionality has shifted to the front-end that past practices will no longer work. We need to focus on solid solutions that have been proven in the workforce.
In this session — hosted by Kevin Lamping, Front-end Engineer and Consultant — you’ll learn how you can build a Front-end Testing Discipline using cutting-edge tools and techniques, along with patterns to follow in organizations at various levels.
Here are some of the talking points Kevin covers in this session:
Applitools’ Angie Jones up for Test Automation Expert of the Year in Tricentis’ 2018 Testing Heroes Awards.
First thing’s first – we’d like to formally welcome Angie Jones to the Applitools team as our Senior Developer Advocate! Exciting things are certain to come with her on board so stay tuned for more news soon.
In the meantime – we are thrilled to see Angie on the shortlist for the Tricentis 2018 Testing Heroes Awards. The annual Testing Heroes Awards (#TestingHeroes2018) recognize the outstanding individual contributions within the software testing community, and awards Tester of the Year, Test Manager of the Year, The Explorer, The Performer, The Automator and The Risk-o-Meter. Nominations are closed and voting for the finalists is now open.