Automated Testing Made Awesome

Speaker: Jason Carr, Mobile Engineer at Sauce Labs

Title: Mobile Test Automation with Selenium and Appium

The last few years have seen Selenium become a de facto open
source standard for testing desktop and mobile websites, and the
search for a tool that allows the same flexibility with mobile
applications is well underway. Appium provides a tool that fills that
gap. This talk will cover some selenium basics (what is selenium, why
do I care?) and use that knowledge to demonstrate how you can use
selenium-like scripts to automate your mobile applications on iOS and
Android. We'll cover phone gap and titanium apps, fully native apps,
web views, and even a little mobile web automation. Finally, we'll
talk about the future of the project and do some comparison with other testing tools.

Sponsor: Thanks to our friends at Filter Digital for hosting us and providing the food and drink!

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  • Jim

    Awesome.... Much enjoyed.

    April 25, 2013

  • Karin Rodriguez

    If you're searching for your next project or permanent position, please reach out to me right away so we can chat about what you're looking for and how I may be able to help. If you're looking to hire developers, please also connect with me and I'll introduce you to one of our account managers to assess your needs and talk about how Filter can help. We're actively hiring for the following types of roles:

    .Net Developer
    Mobile Developer
    Frontend Developer (HTML/CSS/JavaScript)
    Python Developer
    Product Development Manager

    Thanks again and keep in touch,
    Karin Rodriguez


    1 · April 17, 2013

  • Karin Rodriguez

    Hi Seattle Mobile Web App Developers! A couple of shout-outs... I'd like to thank Carter Rabasa for allowing Filter to host the meetup event last night and each of you for showing up, enjoying pizza and listening to the fabulous presentation by Jason Carr. We had a great time and hope you'll all be back soon! I'm always fascinated to constantly be learning about new development methodologies, new coding languages, the latest in general development advances and typically I'm learning about these things through conversations with each of you and staying active the community.

    April 17, 2013

  • Rodney Dolorin

    The presentation was very informative. I am not a QA analyst but I wanted to learn more about the process and technologies.

    April 17, 2013

  • Jonathan Cole

    Great information from the presenter and met some really interesting people.

    April 17, 2013

  • Diego Dagum

    It was a pleasure. I believe that the takeaway is that testing automation for mobile apps isn't yet that awesome, but at least troubles are well identified and it's great to see that there are companies making the opportunity out from these issues.

    I do also appreciate and thank the organizer for sharing that community hub. Looking forward to making my contributions!

    April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to everyone for coming. Awesome crowd. Seriously, one of the best meetups as far as venue, crowd, and interest. I think this topic was perfect for the group.

    Some resources:

    If you missed the promo code I passed out at the meetup and would like some free SauceLabs, email me at jason (at) saucelabs (dot) com.

    April 16, 2013

  • Mohamed Elmuhtadi

    Excellent Session, thanks Carter for putting this together. Also thanks to Jason for a valuable info.

    April 16, 2013

  • Henry PAN


    1 · April 16, 2013

  • Satyajit Malugu

    Great venue, excellent speaker, nice bunch of developers

    April 16, 2013

  • Steven Kwan

    Can't make it afterall. Hopefully someone else can benefit from my spot tonight.

    April 16, 2013

  • Greg Bulmash

    Depends on location, but I'll hold a spot until more details are posted.

    March 21, 2013

    • Greg Bulmash

      I own a car, but hate driving into downtown and finding parking for meetups at rush-hour times. This location is great because it's close to stops on multiple bus routes that come in from the north and east. Hope Filter will host more meetups. :-)

      March 27, 2013

    • Karin Rodriguez

      Thanks Greg! You must be a mind reader because hosting more meetups is EXACTLY what we have planned :) We have our unFILTERed (after hours) this Thursday [­] and a Girl Develop It meetup next week: [­] with many more to come!

      April 16, 2013

  • Greg Bulmash

    Too many "leave the house at 6:30 a.m., get home at 9:30 p.m" days recently. Going to sit this one out.

    April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone,

    I will be around tomorrow afternoon before the meetup, and will have time after the meetup, and also will be having 'office hours' on Wednesday for anyone who is interested in getting set up to use Appium. Just let me know after the meetup, or tweet at me (@maudineormsby) and we'll get set up with some time to work on mobile automation awesomeness!

    April 15, 2013

  • Abhinav Maurya

    A Bing SDET wanting to attend this event.

    April 14, 2013

  • Satyajit Malugu

    Do any of you tried appium already? Are you able to fully execute their test suite?

    April 10, 2013

  • Felix Maina

    I want to learn some new automation skills.

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • Yong Guan

    I had been writing Selenium WebDriver tests in the last 2 years with the use of page object pattern and Autofac for dependency injection, and I didn't like it because the slow response and the layers between the browser and the test code. You can see that problem when you try to debug your test that involving the browser.

    Nowadays I prefer writing javascript tests that you can inject into a browser. The idea is to allow you to load the javascript tests to the browser loaded with the testing page. You can debug with your browser developer tool easily, and you can even write your test through the console if you like.

    Here is my github repository showing how to inject javascript test to a testing page loading through webdriver.­

    March 27, 2013

  • Ragu Radhakrishnan

    Software QA Engineer

    March 27, 2013

  • Katie McCormack


    March 27, 2013

  • Manish Jain

    sorry i had prior appointment, i cant come

    March 26, 2013

  • Manish Jain

    looking forward to it.

    March 26, 2013

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