Opening Remarks & Keynote: The State of the Union for Front End Testing
There’s never a dull moment in web development! These days, we’re seeing the rise of the JAM stack, server-side rendering frameworks, and APIs for all the things. All these new techniques promise faster speeds, easier maintenance, and greater scalability than traditional architectures. So, how do we adequately test our web apps when they follow these new patterns? Let’s explore seven major trends in front end testing together as we consider the best approaches. We’ll see which tools and frameworks have what it takes to get the job done. We’ll see the value new techniques like component testing and visual testing have to offer. We’ll even glance at the future with autonomous testing. Overall, though, we’ll learn that while tools and technologies may change, the fundamentals of good testing remain the same – they just manifest in exciting new ways. Let’s kick off this Front End Test Fest with the “state of the union” on current trends!
Andrew Knight, Developer Advocate and Automation Panda, Applitools & Test Automation University