Sept 3, 2015 Meeting: Strategic Testing by Dmitry Sharkov

Title: Strategic Testing
 
Abstract:
Test automation can be a great means to improve agility and software quality. Yet without an effective test strategy, the benefits of automation may not be fully realized. This talk focuses on how to recognize and address issues related to test strategy, the characteristics of a well-formulated test plan, and what tools can be leveraged to best carry it out.
 
Speaker Bio:
Dmitry is a technical leader and coach who will stop at nothing to deliver great software. Always seeking out ways to expand his own skills and toolbox while helping others do the same, Dmitry currently leads a program at CareWorks Technologies that trains specialists in test engineering, provides guidance and technical help on enterprise products, and assists in process and quality uplift where needed.
 
Location:
CareWorks Tech
5555 Glendon Ct
Dublin OH 43016

Aug 6th Meeting Hosted by CoverMyMeds – Lightning Talks

CoverMyMeds is hosting a series of lightning talks presented by their staff.  CoverMyMeds is making huge recruiting efforts in the Ruby space and is excited to host this ATDD session.  Please join us this Thursday 8/6 11:30am at CoverMyMeds’ office located at

2 Miranova Pl.
Columbus, OH 43215

Parking Update
Please park in the garage off Mound Street and CoverMyMeds will validate your parking.  Take the garage elevator to the lobby then the main elevator to floor 12 (Not floor 11).


May 7, 2015 Meeting: ATDD and Non Functional Requirements

We’re hosting an open discussion to share experiences with managing non-functional requirements (e.g. security, performance, etc…) in an Agile environment where ATDD is heavily leveraged.  Please come and join the discussion.

Improving Enterprises

One Easton Oval, Columbus, Ohio 43219, Suite 175,Columbus, OH


April 2, 2015 – ATDD User Group Meeting – Gherkin as Software Specification – Dane Andersen

Gherkin as Software Specification

Gherkin is a “language” for specifying software. Cucumber is a test runner that executes tests hooked to

specifications written in gherkin. The cucumber test runner has become ubiquitous in the testing

community. Due to focus on testing and reuse, the specification value is often left behind.

I seek to show:

  • Gherkin’s greatest value is in specifying software and verifying specifications, not in writing tests
  • A brief spec is better for communication.
  • We do not need to sacrifice the value of the specification to ensure good testing.

To support these points I will also be introducing a testing tool called rspec-gherkin.

Bio

Dane Andersen is a Consultant at Improving Enterprises and contributor to the open source community.

He is a software engineer who specializes in automation testing and agile methodologies. He is

passionate about the role of testing in the creation of high quality software.

 

Improving Enterprises

One Easton Oval, Columbus, Ohio 43219, Suite 175,Columbus, OH

 


Aim, Fire, Ready! – March 5, 2015 at 11:30am at QSI

Aim, Fire, Ready!
When teams first begin to explore automation, sometimes in our enthusiasm we jump in with both feet and start writing Given/When/Then steps before thinking about our overall approach. When this happens, we can easily find ourselves accumulating technical debt as quickly as we are accumulating tests!  Regardless of where you are in your journey to automation, there are practices you can begin to put in place tomorrow to get staged for automation and be better positioned to move forward. Join me as I share discussions, decisions and learnings one team made as we explored and implemented automated functional testing within the iteration.
Terry Wiegmann, CSQE, CBAP and PSPO is a Director with Quick Solutions and longtime practitioner of various software development methods; an author whose work has appeared in StickyMinds, AgileConnection and Best Practices for Better Business Analysis; and a presenter at national and regional analysis, quality and agile conferences. She has shared her enthusiasm and quest for learning with the community by helping found the COQAA Requirements SIG and was charter president of the Columbus Chapter of the IIBA.

Feb 2015 Meeting – “Test quickly, deploy often” – Johnson Denen

“Test quickly, deploy often” – Johnson Denen
Manta’s engineering team believes feedback loops should be lightning fast. Bugs should be found and fixed immediately, and working code should move to production as quickly as possible. But how does an organization ensure quality when regression testing is way too slow? In this presentation, I’ll talk about how our two-tester team engineered and continues to maintain an acceptance test suite in a development environment moving 100 MPH.

 

Location:

ComResource

1159 Dublin Rd, Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43215


No Jan 2015 Meeting

Due to January’s meeting falling on Jan 1, there will not be a Jan meeting.  Our next meeting will be Feb 5, 2015.

 

“Test quickly, deploy often” – Johnson Denen
Manta’s engineering team believes feedback loops should be lightning fast. Bugs should be found and fixed immediately, and working code should move to production as quickly as possible. But how does an organization ensure quality when regression testing is way too slow? In this presentation, I’ll talk about how our two-tester team engineered and continues to maintain an acceptance test suite in a development environment moving 100 MPH.


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