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Creating A More Sustainable Development Team // Frontend Testing

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Creating A More Sustainable Development Team // Frontend Testing


Creating A More Sustainable Development Team with Angular and the PAMstack

In this talk, we'll discuss the ideas around how to create a sustainable architecture for your team through the PAMstack, a new framework for creating inclusive development teams. We'll talk about some of the abstractions and tools that Angular has to enable the longevity and success of your teams to support junior developers, designers, project managers, and more. No application is too critical, complicated, or obscure to be able to achieve this.
We will also talk through how you can build a corresponding culture that allows inclusivity on your team, and why this is so critical to your business. We'll walk through processes you can incorporate, team roles, and how you can build a better template for the future.

Tracy Lee is the CEO of This Dot Labs, a consultancy focused on helping enterprises with digital transformation strategies and implementation. She is also a Google Developer Expert, Microsoft MVP, RxJS Core Team member, a Google Women Techmakers Ambassador, and a frequent keynote speaker at conferences. She heads up Community Relations for Node.js at OpenJS Foundation, is the host of the Modern Web podcast, organizer of This.JavaScript, Contributor Days, Google Developer Group Silicon Valley and Triangle, and RxWorkshop. You can find her on Twitter @ladyleet or at


Frontend Testing: Mapping Out the Territory

Frontend testing is impossible! I don’t have time for it! It makes my productivity tank! My manager won’t allow me to do it!
These are all excuses for not writing tests for your frontend code. In the interest of time, I will focus on the real reasons - I don’t know how, I’m afraid to start - and alleviate the fear by just writing tests and showing how easy it is.

I will give a recipe that you can follow to ease your fear of the unknown—writing tests. I will discuss the various kinds of testing and how they fit together in a coherent way, but most importantly - I will give sample code that you can use as a template in your own project.

From the olden days of DOS, to the contemporary world of Software Testing, Gil Tayar was, is, and always will be, a software developer. He has in the past co-founded WebCollage, survived the bubble collapse of 2000, and worked on various big cloudy projects at Wix. His current passion is figuring out how to test software, a passion which he has turned into his main job as Evangelist and Senior Architect at Applitools. He has religiously tested all his software, from the early days as a junior software developer to the current days at Applitools, where he develops tests for software that tests software, which is almost one meta layer too many for him.


Parking Options:
- Street metered parking
- Several parking decks in the area including the 101 Marietta deck (entrance on Walton St.). If you park here, we'll validate the first 2 hours.
- Public transit: Dome/G.W.C.C./Philips Arena/CNN Centre Marta Station on the Blue and Green Lines
Cypress Office
101 Marietta St NW, Suite 2502 · Atlanta, ga
How to find us

The Cypress office is located just a few blocks from Centennial Olympic Park and Phillips Arena. Public transportation is recommended, as the location is right off the Marta line, however, there are parking decks and street parking.

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