Welcome to the first CTM in 2020!
Thank you Contentful (https://www.contentful.com/) for hosting our meetup and sponsoring drinks and pizza!
18:30: Open doors, food & drinks
19:15: Talk #1
Your locators are fragile! Make them strong with test data attributes
Anil Kumar Krishnashetty, IT Consultant at bitgrip Gmbh
Anil will share lessons learned from WebdriverIO automation tests created for the E-commerce application. He will share mistakes to avoid, tools and strategies used to create future-friendly automation tests by creating test data attribute instead of reusing already existing locators.
After this talk, participants will be able to use test data attributes and learn how to involve Product Owner and Frontend Developers to create better locators with test data attributes.
Anil Kumar Krishnashetty is an IT Consultant at bitgrip Gmbh and founder of Berlin Lean Prototyping: a meetup focused on lean, digital prototyping tools & Product discovery techniques based in Berlin. Creator of VoiceX, a low fidelity prototyping tool for the voice interface. He is a Frontend Architect with 10+ years of experience, worked as UX & Frontend developer for companies including SAP, Canto, Sapient & one.com. He has been speaking, writing about rapid prototyping tools, running and facilitating prototyping workshops. https://twitter.com/anilbms75
19.45: Break, networking & drinks
20.00: Talk #2
Contract Testing from the trenches
Enrique Amodeo, Senior Full Stack Engineer, and Sergiy Tupchiy, Software Developer in Test at Contentful
Contract testing in a green field project may be easy to implement, but when you try to transition to it in an already existing platform the things get tricky. We will talk about all the unexpected things that did happen to us when we started moving away from end to end testing towards contract testing using PACT. We will see how we were solving the obstacles that we encountered and how this lead sometimes to other problems. From gaps in the tooling as it is to the necessity of changing development workflows.
If you are planning to use PACT for contract testing in a non green field project this talk will make you aware of the main practical obstacles that you may find, and some ideas about how to overcome them.
Sergiy is a Software Developer in Test at Contentful. For up to 12 years working in a Software Testing and Test Automation field, building from scratch and optimising an existing software development, testing and delivery processes; mentoring and leading test engineering teams in a small/mid- sized startups as well as in a large enterprise. Mozilla open source community contributor in the past. Passionate about automation on all the levels, productivity, quality, open-source and doing things right. https://www.linkedin.com/in/stupchiy
20.40: Networking & drinks