April 7, 2016 – ATDD Anti-Patterns

Hosted By and At:
Improving Enterprises
One Easton Oval, Columbus, Ohio 43219, Suite 175,

Abstract
All too often companies are eager to implement automation; after all, it is supposed to shorten feedback loops and instill confidence.  Coupled with the anecdotal success of Ruby/Cucumber/WATiR, more and more people are interested in leveraging it for automation on agile teams.  The big push now is “are we following best practices”.  What are those practices?  Are they the best?  To answer that question, we’ll discuss the common anti-patterns people follow on their quest to automate their apps including what they look like, why they are harmful, and what a better approach might be.

Bio
As Centric Consulting’s National Software Quality Assurance and Testing Service Offering Lead, Joseph Ours has nearly two decades of career experience in Information Technology and Certified Project Management consulting. He believes in finding ways to harmoniously work with all core IT competencies, and as such as works as a developer, tester, business analyst, and program manager. His strategic thought process and ability to translate vision into action has resulted in many large successful initiatives. Joseph’s expertise has also led to numerous national speaking engagements. He earned an MBA, and two bachelor’s degrees: in Electronic Engineering Technology, and in Technical Management. He is also PMP certified by the Project Management Institute. Joseph lives in Columbus, Ohio, and has six adult children. He is an early adopter and active technology enthusiast. When not busy with family events, he chairs the Columbus Advisory Council for Per Scholas, a national non-profit organization based in New York, which aims to break the cycle of poverty by providing technology education, access, training and job placement services for people in under-served communities.


No 3/3 Meeting

We are cancelling the meeting tomorrow.  We encourage our members to go see Michael Feathers at the PairColumbus Event.

Pair Columbus is extremely pumped to present a special event featuring renowned speaker & author, Michael Feathers. Michael is the founder of R7K Research & Conveyance and former Chief Scientist of Obtiva (acquired by Groupon). He is also the author of the book, Working Effectively with Legacy Code (Prentice Hall, 2004).

Michael is an excellent speaker with a wealth of knowledge on topics such as technical debt, refactoring, legacy code, and testing.
Visit paircolumbus.org to register for this free event. Limited seating available.


Pair Columbus presents Michael Feathers

Pair Columbus is extremely pumped to present a special event featuring renowned speaker & author, Michael Feathers. Michael is the founder of R7K Research & Conveyance and former Chief Scientist of Obtiva (acquired by Groupon). He is also the author of the book, Working Effectively with Legacy Code (Prentice Hall, 2004).

Michael is an excellent speaker with a wealth of knowledge on topics such as technical debt, refactoring, legacy code, and testing.
Visit paircolumbus.org to register for this free event. Limited seating available.


Feb 4, 2016 ATDD User Group Meeting – Docker for Testers by Donavan Stanley

Donavan Stanley will preview his Docker for Test Engineers talk he is doing at QA or the Highway.

Over the past two years Docker has grown from a little-known technology to “the new hotness” every data center needs.  In this talk we’ll explore how Docker can streamline and scale your test automation.  Over the course of this talk we’ll cover some Docker basics before standing up a rails app within a Docker container and testing it using a “dockerized” Selenium Grid.

Apologies on the miscommunication between us and the hosting site last meeting on lunch.  There will be lunch at the meeting.

 

The meeting will be at:
CoverMyMed
2 Miranova Place Floor 11, Columbus, OH

 

Edit to add

Park in our garage off Mound Street and we’ll validate your parking.  Take the garage elevator to the lobby then the main elevator to floor 11

Jan 2016 Meet up – Sustainable Frameworks through Page Objects

Kelsey Shannahan will discuss how Page Objects make your automation efforts more sustainable.

Abstract

Getting up and running with Cucumber isn’t necessarily hard.  Creating a test framework that survives the test of time can be a different beast, however.  This talk will cover one aspect of building a sustainable automation framework, namely: the page object model.  We’ll discuss what the model is, how it works, and how to implement it.​

 

Meeting will be at Improving Enterprises

One Easton Oval, Suite 175, Columbus, OH


Dec Meetup – What’s in your Cucumber Toolbox?

What’s in your Cucumber Toolbox?

Join us as Eric Kessler and Brian Lees discuss CQL and Cucumber Analytics.  What is CQL you ask?  CQL stands for Cucumber Query Language.  CQL is a domain specific language used for querying a Cucumber test suite. It is written in ruby and powered by the cuke_modeler gem. The goal of CQL is to increase the ease with which useful information can be extraced from a modeled test suite and turned into summarized data or reports.  This talk will be a brief overview of the ‘cql’ Ruby gem. What it is, where it came from, and how to use it for fun and profit.
Come join us on Thursday 12/3.

CoverMyMeds

2 Miranova Place Floor 11, Columbus, OH


Dec 3, 2015 Meeting will be at CoverMyMeds

Speaker details coming [think tools and demos :-)], but we will be having our meeting at

CoverMyMeds
2 Miranova Place Floor 11, Columbus, OH


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