Oct 4th 2017 Meeting – Featuring Joshua Russell and OLE Automation

Abstract:

For test automation, every platform is a challenge which requires a unique solution. For many native applications in a Windows environment, the appropriate automation solution is OLE Automation. Use Ruby and WIN32OLE to automate tests for native Windows applications.

Bio:

My name is Joshua Russell. I’m a test automation developer for Huntington Bank. I have written test automation for web applications, native desktop applications, mainframe applications, and mobile applications. I am driven by the technical challenges of writing code, and enjoy the relative freedom of writing code for the purpose of test automation. I aim to improve my work by learning new tools and techniques, adopting good coding standards, and practicing the habits of an effective programmer.

LOCATION:

Improving Enterprises
1 Easton Oval #175
Columbus, OH

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September 2017 Meeting Cancelled

This month’s meeting is cancelled.  Please contact me at joseph dot ours at gmail if you would like to speak.


August 2017 Meeting Cancelled

We need speakers and topics…. Please contact me if you have topics and/or speakers you’d like to see.


No July 6 2017 ATDD User Group Meeting – Holiday Week

Due to the holiday week, the Columbus ATDD Developers Group, scheduled to occur on Thursday, July 6, 2017 11:30 AM has been cancelled.


Building a testing team like a Startup – 6/1/2017

Building a testing team like a Startup 
You work in an agile environment. Developers and Test engineers work side-by-side and write their tests together. Everything that can be automated, is automated. Your teams deploy many times each day.
Yet, issues make their way into production more often than they should. Rolling back code is not acceptable like it was in your early days. The number of outages are creeping upward despite a focus on Uptime. The feeling from the team is that quality is not what it should be.
How do you solve these looming problems. In the our part of CoverMyMeds, we started an experiment. What if we form a dedicated testing team shared between our development teams? What should the team do to be effective? How do we avoid the trap of becoming a “throw it over the wall” team that slows down deployments?
This month, Brian will walk through using a Startup mindset to answer these questions.

CoverMyMeds will host this ATDD User Group meeting.

2 Miranova Pl
Floor 12
Columbus, Ohio 43215

UPDATED PARKING INSTRUCTIONS

Please pull up to the front of the building and use the valet service. No need to tip or payment is needed, it is a complimentary service.

Once in the building, go to the elevators and come up to 12. They may need to use the box to buzz the receptionists to get out of the elevator lobby. There will be people there to escort you to the meeting.


May 4, 2017 Meeting Cancelled

This meeting is cancelled.  The next meeting is scheduled for Jun 1, 2017


4/6/17 Meeting – Kelsey Shannahan speaks on Making a Mock

Come hear Kelsey Shannahan speak on “Making a Mock”

Testing within a closed system is easy. Everything is generally accessible and can be interacted with freely. But what happens when the application requires integration with one or more third parties in order to function? In unit tests, we can use mocks and there are many Ruby libraries to make that happen. However, this doesn’t help us much when we’re testing deployed code in end-to-end scenarios or exploratory tests. The solution I found was to build a mock application to mimic the third party. This talk will cover the process and tools used to build the application, the advantages/disadvantages it provides, and explain how this mock is utilized in real-world situations.

CoverMyMeds will host this ATDD User Group meeting.

2 Miranova Pl
Floor 12
Columbus, Ohio 43215

UPDATED PARKING INSTRUCTIONS

Please pull up to the front of the building and use the valet service. No need to tip or payment is needed, it is a complimentary service.

Once in the building, go to the elevators and come up to 12. They may need to use the box to buzz the receptionists to get out of the elevator lobby. There will be people there to escort you to the meeting.