Optimization through Parallelization | Cross Browser compatibility testing JS

Join us for our next meetup at Lithium on 10/1/13 when we hear from two great speakers on test parallelization and JS cross-browser compatibility testing. 

Per usual, we'll kick this off with drinks and pizza at 6:30, followed by the talks at 7pm. See you then!

Optimization through Parallelization

Dramatically improve the scale and speed of testing 
through the use of parallelization techniques.  This includes writing  test modules that can be run independently, doing as much preloading of test data as possible, and using parallel test runners.

Bio: David Borin

I am currently a software developer in test at Rackspace's San Francisco office.  Previous to this I worked at Google and was part of the Postini acquisition.  I also worked at Inktomi and Brodia.  I come from a customer service / tech support background, having taught myself Python and Ruby after transitioning to a quality engineering role.  In my spare time (what's spare time?) I help take care of my wonderful and amazing 4 year old daughter, play the ukulele, grow some grapes on the side of our north bay home, and make some wine (or at least try to).

Cross Browser compatibility testing JavaScript

People often run their WebDriver based functional test suites across multiple browser combinations with the aim to test cross-browser compatibility. Functional tests provide poor coverage of JavaScript and long test execution times.  I will demonstrate how you can reuse your existing JavaScript unit tests with Karma and utilizing your Selenium WebDriver test infrastructure for providing fast cross-browser JavaScript compatibility tests. If you're not already doing JavaScript TDD then the additional benefits highlighted in this talk will encourage you!

Bio: Alan Parkinson 

I am co-founder of Hindsight Software and experienced Test Automation engineer. My software development experience spans 14 years with the last 5 years focused on automated testing and quality. When not helping companies adopt BDD and automated testing through training and coaching I contribute to testing related open source projects including Cucumber-JVM and Karma.


Lithium Technologies, Inc

Lithium Technologies helps leading companies use social media to engage customers and drive business results.  We create vibrant social communities across websites, Facebook, and the broader social web that increase sales, reduce service costs, and accelerate innovation. But it’s not just about software, the way our team works is just as important. We strive to be the vendor that our customers want to work with, and we know that customers aren’t just logos, they are real people. We think that approach shines through.

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  • Nariman R.

    Great event.

    October 2, 2013

  • As I.

    Thought it was great last night, thanks! I think what could be useful is some explanation of the multiple levels of parallelization that David was speaking about. I think some people were getting a little confused about the parallelization that was happening at a Jenkins level vs. what was happening at a test framework level. Jenkins (and other CI tools) have multiple executors to run multiple jobs at the same time; in the context of Selenium, the test framework parallelization usually speaks to a selenium grid to do its bidding. We were talking about the two interchangably, although the two are actually meaningfully different.

    October 2, 2013

  • David B.

    1 · October 2, 2013

  • Owen

    Thanks to 2 good topics and speakers. It was a good meetup to bring colleagues to, since each takes away different things.

    October 2, 2013

  • Robert B.

    Thank you David and Alan for your wonderful presentations! :-) Using Jenkins Slaves to increase throughput and integrating multiple browser JavaScript testing into the automation flow are valuable skills to have.

    October 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's awesome to see so many passionate users of Selenium in one place! My name is Andrew Liu, I'm a technology talent scout with a revolutionary company called Lending Club in SF - a 300+ company dedicated to disrupting the lending industry by giving power to people online. We are Pre-IPO, have nearly tripled in funds distributed within a year, and have been valued by Google, Inc. at $1.55 billion!

    We are looking for super talented Senior Quality Assurance Engineers who can use Selenium and Java proficiently and work in downtown San Francisco. We provide amazing perks and I would love the chance to speak to anyone who is interested. Check out our visual job description here: bit.ly/17SDuiz to decide for yourself!

    My e-mail address is [masked] and you can check out the official job description here: https://www.lendingclub.com/public/careers.action

    Contact me if you have any questions; I look forward to hearing from some of you soon. Have a great day! :)

    October 2, 2013

  • David V.

    One of the best meetups ever on this topic.

    October 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    2 · October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great host and speakers. Thanks.

    October 1, 2013

  • Bianca

    Hi Aravind, we dont usually record these, but if we do we'll definitely post it. Thanks!

    3 · September 30, 2013

  • Aravind

    Is it webseminar???, if yes could you please share the link

    September 30, 2013

  • Amit G.

    Is there parking available at the venue, also someone going from Palo Alto or nearby areas, we could go together.

    September 25, 2013

    • Nariman R.

      Sutter Stockton Garage is probably the least expensive parking in this area and only 8 minutes walk from the building. Corner of Stockton and Sutter. 444 Stockton St, San Francisco

      September 26, 2013

  • Bala

    DemandForce (an Intuit Company) looking for talented Software Engineer in Test. Checkout our careers page for more information.

    September 26, 2013

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