How to fix flaky tests on the real device cloud

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Neue Rothofstraße 13-19 · Frankfurt am Main

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Best by U- or S-Bahn to Station "Hauptwache" or "Alte Oper".

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6 pm: Get together
6.30 pm: Talk by Daniel Paulus, Lead Software Engineer at the Sauce Labs
7.00 pm: Q&A
7.30 - 9 pm: Networking, Catering

About the talk:

The most challenging aspect of running tests on a real device cloud is the multitude of possible failures. It could be that the test is inherently flaky, because writing reliable UI tests is hard. It could be that the app actually has a bug. It is possible that there is an unreliable device on the cloud or on very rare occasions, you could have discovered a bug in the real device platform. What you will see is that your tests always passed on your local device(s) but suddenly fail on the cloud.

Attendees of the presentation will leave with:

- Effective ways of analyzing test failures using real-world examples
- An understanding of common pitfalls
- Some good advice to make your tests work again

About our speaker:

Daniel Paulus is the Lead Software Engineer at the Sauce Labs' Real Device Cloud Core Team in Berlin. For delivering Sauce Labs' market-leading performance with every new mobile OS version he and his team are responsible for low level USB programming and reverse engineering iOS and Android internal APIs to build stable new features on inherently unstable consumer devices.

Daniel previously held roles as developer, team leader, IT manager and project manager during his 13 year career as an officer in the German Military.

+++ Thanks to Sauce Labs for sponsoring this event +++