April meeting announcement – Automated testing of Windows apps with Cucumber

In this first meeting of Spring this year, we have Levi Wilson speaking on Automating Windows Applications with Cucumber!

When we think of writing automated tests with ruby and cucumber, native Windows applications are not the first thing that come to mind. If you have looked into writing acceptance tests for Windows applications (written in .NET), chances are you have come across solutions such as SpecFlow or Raconteur, but what are the options if we want to drive our tests from ruby using cucumber or RSpec?

This talk will walk through a couple of gems that allow us to be able to write automated tests for native Windows applications, some of the drawbacks as well as how to go about automating an application in a live coding session.

We are meeting at Nationwide‘s building at Rings Road. Conference room – 1C.

Thank you Nationwide for hosting us and sponsoring lunch!

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP at – http://www.meetup.com/techlifecolumbus/events/110213972/

Meeting Details –

Thursday, April 4, 2013
11:30 AM 
Nationwide Insurance
5100 Rings Road, Dublin, OH 
http://goo.gl/maps/PS0bR (Conference room – 1C)

Parking Instruction Added for March meeting – Test Data Management – Open Discussion

Update on 3/5 – Parking Instructions

Please park in the West Lot (see diagram below or open PDF here – Smith Bros Parking Lots )

The access code is 5923# –  the buttons need to pressed slowly and firmly as the keypad is touchy. There is a walkway under 4th street that takes you to the smith Bros main visitor parking lot.



Is Test Data bothering you?

Does your cucumber test suite often fail because you don’t have enough Test Data?

Is Test Data Management your biggest barrier (or not?!) in achieving efficiency in ATDD?

How are you managing Test Data in multiple environments?

Do you have a best practice to share with others on Test Data Management?

Is there a tool that you think can help teams practicing ATDD with Test Data Management?

Can you contribute to the discussion related to Test Data?

If you answered any of these questions in yes, then you should attend our meeting in March that focuses on Test Data and its management. It’s going to be a very comprehensive open discussion among ATDD enthusiasts representing diverse range of industries and organization across central Ohio region.

Come prepared with all the questions you have and answers to some of the above questions. Bring someone with you who might make this discussion even more interesting!

We are going to meet at Pillar Technology, Columbus. Lunch will be provided.

Thank you Pillar Technology for hosting us and sponsoring lunch!

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP at – http://www.meetup.com/techlifecolumbus/events/93163032/

Meeting Details –

Thursday, March 7, 2013
11:30 AM

Pillar Technology
580 N. Fourth Street, Columbus, OH 43215