• Angie Jones, Your Tests Lack Vision: Adding Eyes to Your Automation @ SmartBear

    Angie Jones -- Director of Applitools' new free http://TestAutomationU.com -- while she is in town keynoting and running a few workshops for the Software Testing Professionals conference ( http://STPcon.com ) will be stopping by the Ministry of Testing - Boston once again! Her topic for the evening: "Your Tests Lack Vision: Adding Eyes to Your Automation". Thank you, Angie Jones and http://Applitools.com for presenting to us, and http://SmartBear.com for hosting our group once again! Itinerary: * 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Meet-and-greet with Food and drink * 6:30 pm: The talk begins! About the Presentation: "Automation has come a long way in assisting with regression testing efforts. Teams worldwide are successfully running hundreds of functional regression tests at every check-in. While this provides a great source of confidence, critical regression bugs are still missed using this approach. That’s because these tests can only assert on what their human programmer asks them to. Additional errors with functionality, UX, and usability often go uncaught using today’s most common test automation techniques. "For this reason, the top companies in all sectors of the industry are turning to visual validation. Visual validation is a relatively new concept that can be used to enhance existing automated tests and provide an easy way to perform those difficult checks for things like UX, localization, usability, responsive design, and cross-device testing. "In this meetup, you’ll learn how visual validation works, see a live integration into an existing test code base, and discuss the pros and cons of using various visual validation techniques". About Angie Jones: From https://www.stpcon.com/speakers/angie-jones/ "Angie Jones is a Senior Developer Advocate who specializes in test automation strategies and techniques. She shares her wealth of knowledge by speaking and teaching at software conferences all over the world, as well as writing tutorials and blogs on http://angiejones.tech ". About SmartBear: From https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Smartbear/about "Software powers the world. At SmartBear, we know that for every application, there is a software team working hard behind the scenes to keep users happy. We create the software tools that development, testing, and operations teams use to deliver the highest quality and best performing software possible, shipped at seemingly impossible velocities. With products for code review, API and UI level testing, and monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications, we equip every member of your team with tools to ensure quality at every stage of the software cycle". Related Links: * Check out Angie Jones' free Java Programming course! https://testautomationu.applitools.com/java-programming-course/ * Try a demo of Applitools Eyes with a free account at https://applitools.com/users/register * Read about how SmartBear and how they acquired Cucumber Ltd: https://smartbear.com/blog/test-and-monitor/smartbear-acquires-cucumber/