Closing Down the Meetup

Over the past 5 years I have been coordinating and running the Columbus ATDD User Group Meetup; after having taken over from Jon Kruger’s 3 years of running it.  Over the past 2 years it has been come increasingly difficult to find people willing to speak  on ATDD topic, even though, ATDD is very active in the Columbus market.  After searching for new people to take over and run the group, and failing to find an administrator, I have decided to shutter the group.  If someone comes forward who would like to take over the group we will try to get it up and running again.  Thank you for all the great conversations, awesome demos, and camaraderie.  I hope to see you all out there in the world showing everyone how Test Automation is possible within a sprint, with fewer defects, and higher business satisfaction with ATDD.  Thank you all for the memories.  Continue to push the frontier.  Software needs you more now than ever.

Joe


Sept 6, 2018 – Meetup Canceled

We were unable to secure to a speaker for this meetup and have had to cancel.


Aug 2, 2018 ATDD User Group – Appium – Lessons Learned and Why it’ll drive you to drink

Appium – Lessons Learned and Why it’ll drive you to drink

Come meet Donavan Stanley and listen to him discuss his lessons learned about what Appium is not good at as well as how to make it manageable. Some of these lessons could drive one to drink, but we’ll leave that portion up to you.

Details at https://www.meetup.com/techlifecolumbus/events/252782233/


See you in August 2018

We have canceled the June 2018 and July 2018 meetups for the ATDD User group.  For June we were unable to secure a speaker in time.  For July, it happens the week of the July 4th holiday and seems unlikely we would have good attendance.  We’ll resume August 2nd.

If you would like to speak or have a suggestion for a topic, please feel free to reach out.
Thanks

Joe Ours


June 7th ATDD Meetup – Canceled

We have canceled the June 2018 and July 2018 meetups for the ATDD User group.  For June we were unable to secure a speaker in time.  For July, it happens the week of the July 4th holiday and seems unlikely we would have good attendance.  We’ll resume August 2nd.

If you would like to speak or have a suggestion for a topic, please feel free to reach out.
Thanks

Joe Ours


Wednesday May 2, 2018: Columbus ATDD Meetup

Date: WEDNESDAY May 2, 2018, 11:30am

Location: Huntington National Bank, 7 Easton Oval (parking information below)

MICROSOFT EDGE TEST AUTOMATION: PAINFUL LIKE INTERNET EXPLORER, BUT NOT IN THE SAME WAY
By: Thomas Haver

Internet Explorer is widely considered to be the most difficult & temperamental browser to automate in the web automation space. The numerous built-in challenges has made controlling the browser difficult compared to the other popular web options. The release of Microsoft Edge with Windows 10 meant Internet Explorer would slowly decline in usage, but the new browser poses difficulties of its own. The initial limited support for the Edge DriverServer meant the capabilities of browser automation were lacking. Additionally, the userbase who converted over to Windows 10 took their favorite browser with them. In this talk, we’ll demonstrate the problems & solutions for test automation on Windows 10 with Edge, complete with a setup that allows automation developers to switch between Edge, Internet Explorer, and other popular browsers for the same test.

PARKING INFORMATION
Park in any lot adjacent to 7 Easton Oval (the Huntington building) and enter through the front door (center of the U shaped building). We’ll have colleagues available to bring guests upstairs to our training rooms.


2018 April’s ATDD Meetup Cancelled

We’re having issues securing space and are unable to find a suitable location for this month’s meetup.

-Joe


March 2018 Meetup Cancelled

Due to proximity to QA or the Highway conference, we are cancelling this meet up.  See you in April.


Feb 1 Meetup Details Released!

Come see Donavan Stanley Speak on C^2POE: – Centric Consulting Page Object Experiments: Introducing Captain Hook

Centric Consulting has had the opportunity to execute numerous automation projects over the years, giving us the privilege to see hundreds of solutions to the same sets of problems.  Some solutions proved to be well thought-out and architected, while others did not. In response to what we learned from our experience on the projects, we started building C2POE to share solutions to some of the common problems that don’t already have credible off the shelf solutions.

In this presentation, we will discuss one of our experiments designed to make managing Page State easier and reduce the amount of defensive code in your automation suites. Captain Hook provides a mechanism to apply before/after hooks to arbitrary methods on objects.

  • Need to make sure an element is scrolled into view every time before interaction?

  • Need a complex series of events fired before/ after interacting with a field?

  • Want to make sure that navigation completes before returning control?

Captain Hook can handle these complexities behind the scenes while keeping your code DRY and clean.

Location:

Improving Enterprises
1 Easton Oval #175
Columbus, OH


Jan 4 2018 ATDD User Group Meeting – Cucumber 3.0.0 and Beyond – Thomas Haver

TITLE
Cucumber 3.0.0 and Beyond

ABSTRACT
Cucumber is a tool that supports Behavior Driven Development (BDD), a software development practice that promotes collaboration. Cucumber will execute specifications written in plain language and generate reports to reveal the behavior of software against expectations. In Fall 2017, the Cucumber core team formally released Cucumber version 3.0.0, introducing changes that will shift how developers use the tool. Among those changes are Cucumber Expressions, updated Tag Expressions, Retry & Flaky Status, Strict Mode, and a new Events API. In the presentation, the audience will learn about the new features of Cucumber and how to integrate them into their existing automation suite.

BIO
Thomas Haver is presently serving as the Senior Application Architect for Huntington National Bank. He is responsible for the conversion from manual testing to Ruby/Cucumber automation for the entire enterprise. Originally accountable for the development and maintenance of automation frameworks for Digital Channels, he now leads the automation effort for over 70 applications across Huntington that encompass testing, metrics & reporting, data, and environment. Thomas leads the training & technical support for both on-site employees as well as offshore contractors. He has developed test strategies and assisted in coordination between multiple lines to improve delivery effectiveness & resource flexibility. Thomas is a scientist turned baker turned technology professional. He started as a research scientist in fluorescence microscopy & spectroscopy, and has worked at three different R1 research institutes. In IT, he has worked as a tester, a developer, a requirements analyst, and finally as an application architect.

 

Location

Improving
1 Easton Oval #175 · Columbus, OH