September meeting announcement – Automation Continuous Integration

This month we have Parva Thakkar from Nationwide talking about setting up continuous integration for automated tests.

Frequent feedback is very important in Agile environment. Having a Continuous Integration (CI) framework helps achieve this. While this understanding is very obvious in development space, it is still taken as a backlog task in testing area. When teams step forward to implement Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD), requirement of having a CI framework is even more important than ever. This session on Automation CI will explain architecture of Cucumber CI framework using Hudson. You’ll get step by step details on setting up CI framework for your application.

The meeting is Thursday, September 6 from 11:30-12:30 at the Microsoft office at Polaris.  Big thanks to Telerik for sponsoring lunch!  Please RSVP and let us know if you’re coming.

Cheezy’s book “Cucumber and Cheese” is in the wild!

Some of you may have attended Jeff “Cheezy” Morgan’s presentation at the ATDD group a few months back. Well, his long awaited book on ATDD with Ruby and Cucumber is finally out! It’s called Cucumber and Cheese and if you’re using Cucumber, you’re going to want this book. There aren’t a lot of books out there that show you the tools and techniques that you need to actually do the work like this one, so whether you’re experienced or a Cucumber noob, I’m sure you’ll love it.

ATDD Tech Lunch at Quick Solutions

This isn’t our official group meeting, but it’s related to ATDD so I thought I’d give it a shout out. If you’re interested in going, you can RSVP to Casey Cramer at ccramer at quicksolutions dot com.

Title: ATDD Survival Guide (Fifth of Agile Series)

Speaker: Paul Mazak

Description: Learn how to implement Acceptance Test Driven Development on any technology platform… even yours! Come for Engineering tips and Business Acceptance Tests tips to avoid a tangled mess. See how ATDD can fit into your process.

Speaker Bio: Paul is a Director at Quick Solutions and heads up Enterprise Application Development. He is a certified Professional Scrum Master (PSM), and holds roles such as Technical Lead and Agile Coach. Paul has presented in the community on topics such as Agile Points Estimation, Continuous Integration, and Agile Leadership at the events: agileLUNCHBOX, Central Ohio Java Users Group (COJUG), and the Path to Agility Conference. He is a Technologist who enjoys developing tools that facilitate Agile using Java, Groovy, Ruby, and JavaScript. He currently subscribes to the motto that “anything can be automated”.

Where: QSI Training Center
440 Polaris Parkway, Suite 500
Westerville, OH 43082

When: Thursday, August 16
12:00p.m. – 1:00 p.m.