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.


Dec 2014 Meeting: Getting everyone to test – by making it easier for everyone to test

Todd Fox is presenting:

Getting everyone to test – by making it easier for everyone to test

Whole team testing is more than just an idealistic notion, it’s the most accurate indicator of an organization’s commitment to quality. In this talk we will explore tactics, strategies, and tools (via applied examples) that enable everyone to test.

Come meet us at 11:30am

Cardinal Solutions Group – Arena District
401 N Front St
Suite 210
Columbus, OH


November 6th ATDD User Group Meeting – 5 considerations when adopting automated testing

Bhupesh Dahal will present on 5 Considerations When Adopting Automated Testing

November 6, 11:30am.

Improving Enterprises
One Easton Oval, Suite 175, Columbus, OH

Abstract

Most organizations have realized the benefits of and need for test automation—but is your investment being wisely utilized? Are you unknowingly building a test automation suite that will end up costing more than your actual product? Are you building a legacy test automation framework that may be ready to retire before you reap the benefits?
This presentation will discuss five points of consideration that will help your organization answer these questions and mitigate risks that they bring into light.

Bio

Bhupesh has many years of testing experience focused primarily at test process improvement, performance and automation testing. At present he is consulting as a Test Automation Engineer at Grange insurance. He has an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering and Masters in Computer Information Science. He believes in lifelong learning hence keeps himself up to date by regularly taking certifications, reading and attending local tech events. Beside work he regularly participates at local volunteer events hosted by Columbus gives back.


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