Sauce Labs: How to find your way in the automation framework jungle


We are glad to announce our next event sponsored by Sauce Labs. We have Wim Selles as our speaker.

Subject: How to find your way in the automation framework jungle


The automation framework world currently looks like a jungle, each month a new framework is created and shared on GitHub. They all promise the same, better, faster, smarter, but is this really the case? Have you ever thought about selection criteria for selecting a new automation framework?

During this MeetUp Wim Selles, who is a Solutions Architect at Sauce Labs, is going to share what he has seen being used as selection criteria on how to select an automation framework. He will discuss them all, like

- grab and hope
- I used this before
- This is hot
- It’s made by Facebook, it must be good
- I have a screw, I certainly can use this hammer to get it into the wood_
- I trust nobody, let’s build a new one
- _…._

But he will also share his experiences when he needed to select an automation framework in the past. He will guide you through a little bit more structured process that might help you select that automation framework that suites the (web) app the best, is the most future proof and opens the way to do proper testautomation in your CI/CD pipeline.

Speaker: Wim Selles (Solution Architect at Sauce Labs)

Wim Selles is a Solutions Architect for Sauce Labs based in the Netherlands. During the day, he assists customers with solving automation challenges in their organisation. By night, he practices his passion for front-end test automation with Javascript. He likes to create his own Node.JS modules to help and support automation engineers and is also a contributor to multiple open source projects that involve testing, such as WebdriverIO, Protractor, ng-Apimock and many more.

Wim also has extensive experience using Appium for automating Hybrid and (React) Native Apps. He enjoys sharing his automation experience as a speaker at conferences like AppiumConf in London, SeleniunConf India, SauceCon, on his blog and during meetups and webinars.


6: 00 PM -- Door Open
6:30 PM -- Food and Networking
7:00 -- Introduction
7:05 -- Talk by Wim
7:45 - Q&A Networking

See you soon!