• Monitoring Kubernetes Services With Prometheus and Linkerd
    Calling all Kubernauts - let's get technical in our November meetup! In order to provide zero-config observability for service owners running their application on Kubernetes, Linkerd 2.0 needs to scale to any size Kubernetes cluster. In this talk, Andrew Seigner from the Linkerd team will demo Linkerd 2.0 features made possible by Prometheus, including a user-friendly dashboard, a simple yet powerful CLI, and Grafana integration. He’ll outline how Linkerd evolved its Prometheus integration to leverage Prometheus’s ability to handle massive sets of metrics, and demonstrate the scale this integration enables. You can expect to learn: - Best practices for observability via Prometheus and Grafana. - Observe requests and TCP-level metrics for Kubernetes objects. - How to debug and diagnose issues with your Kubernetes service. Here's the tentative agenda: 6:30pm-7pm: F&B and networking 7pm-7:30pm: Andrew 7:30pm-8:00pm: second talk TBD 8:00pm-9:30pm: Q&A and networking About Andrew: Andrew Seigner is a Software Engineer at Buoyant, the makers of Linkerd. Andrew's current focus has been on observability and telemetry in Buoyant's next-generation service mesh. Previously Andrew worked at Twitter and Gracenote.

    Sauce Labs

    116 New Montgomery Street, 3rd Fl · San Francisco, ca

  • AI in Software Testing
    It's back to school and time for another SF Selenium Meetup - this month, Artem Golubev, CEO of TestRigor, will be sharing his views on Artificial Intelligence and software testing. According to the folks at The[masked] World Quality Report “We believe that the most important solution to overcome increasing QA and testing challenges will be the emerging introduction of machine-based intelligence.” We live in interesting times! Join us on Wednesday, October 24th, as Artem asks: - Will AI take over testing soon? What can it, and can't it, do? - What are the real-world applications of AI/Machine Learning? - What are the current limitations of existing AI approaches, and why it is far from what humans can do? - How do I use AI at my job as a QA? And how can it help? - When AI will take over the world? :-) Here's the evening's schedule: 6:30 - 7:00 - check-in, networking, food and drinks 7:00 - presentation begins, followed by Q&A 8:30 - lights out!

    Sauce Labs

    116 New Montgomery Street, 3rd Fl · San Francisco, ca

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  • Test Armada: Testing Infrastructure at Scale at Walmart Labs
    In our next meetup, Pranav Verma (Sr. Engineering Manager for the Test Armada team) will present the next part of the Test Armada series focusing on Test Infrastructure at Walmart Scale. He will review the Walmart Labs solution and how it is used currently to address common test automation related problems encountered during the Software Development Lifecycle. He asks if you have ever: - Had to wait for what seemed like an eternity for your tests to finish? - Struggled with debugging/troubleshooting a functional or performance quality issue and wished you had better reporting tools? - Found it painful to hunt down older browsers or devices to validate your application tests? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions or would like to find out more, consider attending this meetup on Test Armada. Test Armada, a Walmart Labs open source project, is the next generation tooling suite powering functional and performance automation across Walmart eCommerce and Stores. (http://testarmada.io) Built for developers by developers! The schedule for the evening: 6:30 - 7:00pm - networking, food & drink 7:00 - 8:00pm - presentation, demos and Q&A 8:00 - 8:30pm - networking & conclusion We'll see you in August!

    Sauce Labs

    116 New Montgomery Street, 3rd Fl · San Francisco, ca

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  • Nemo vs. Nightwatch - A Comparison of Node.js/WebDriver Test Frameworks
    In our next meetup, Matt Edelman will take a reference web application, run automated tests using both the Nemo and Nightwatch frameworks, and then compare the resulting test suites in a realistic scenario, including: - Running the suite in different environments (dev, staging, production) - Running across different browsers/devices - Accounting for experimentation/localization It will be a framework cage match! The schedule for the evening: 6:30 - 7:00pm - networking, food & drink 7:00 - 8:00pm - presentation, demos and Q&A 8:00 - 8:30pm - networking & conclusion We'll see you in July! Bio: Matt Edelman is a NodeJS Infrastructure Manager at PayPal. He has been working with JavaScript since 1999. He's been working with selenium since 2009. When not writing or talking about JavaScript (can you tell he loves JavaScript?), you can find him spending time with his family, tending to his chickens, riding a bike, or playing a guitar.

    Sauce Labs

    116 New Montgomery Street, 3rd Fl · San Francisco, ca

  • How Solar Mosaic’s Test Team Does BDD with TestRail, ScalaTest, and Selenium
    Very excited to host our next meetup with David and Brian! As per usual, doors open at 6:30 and we'll kick things off at 7:00 with announcements and the presentation from David and Brian. Then stick around for Q&A and networking until we go lights out at 8:30. BDD is appears to be a super hot topic right now, come join us! Solar Mosaic has created its first test team about 9 months ago. We will share our journey to effective practice of Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and why we chose to stay with ScalaTest and not any BDD-specific tools. Bios: David Vydra is Manager, Test Engineering, at Solar Mosaic, a leading provider of consumer financing for Solar and Home Improvement. He has over 30 years of experience in the software industry and is still in love with this profession. Brian Mosley is a Ruby on Rails web developer, who graduated from the Dev Bootcamp in July of 2016. His interests range from the latest front-end JavaScript technologies like React.js and Vue to Test Driven Development (TDD) and Behavior Driven Development (BDD) which he practices as an Agile Tester Apprentice at Solar Mosaic. Outside of work he likes to go bike riding or relax under the shade with a good book at the Mission Delores Park in San Francisco.

    Sauce Labs

    116 New Montgomery Street, 3rd Fl · San Francisco, ca

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  • Automate JMeter and Selenium Tests To Run in Parallel
    Our next meetup will feature presenters from BlazeMeter and Sauce Labs who will talking about best practices for front-end and load testing using Selenium and JMeter. Schedule: 6:30 - 7:00pm - networking, food & drink 7:00 - 8:00pm - presentation, demos and Q&A 8:00 - 8:30pm - networking & conclusion Here's a more detailed description: Taurus, an open-source test automation framework, can be integrated with CI tools with plugins, to automate open-source tools, like JMeter for load testing and functional test quickly on a single browser with Selenium. It lets them run tests automatically and in parallel to achieve better test coverage. Teams can also run the load and functional tests in the cloud using Sauce Labs & BlazeMeter, be able to view and analyze test results for JMeter and Selenium through rich reports and identify issues and trends early. In this meetup, we will show you how teams can easily scale functional tests using Sauce Labs across various browsers, devices and OS and use BlazeMeter for Load & Performance Testing. We will cover how to: -- Download and Install latest Taurus Binaries -- Build or import 2 scripts: One for Selenium that automates the browser, one for JMeter -- Run each test locally at first, to ensure it runs well before committing it shared repository -- Use Jenkins to trigger functional & Load Testing as part of CI cycle with Taurus/BlazeMeter for Performance Testing and API level Functional Testing & Sauce Labs for cross-browser Functional Testing. Hope to see you on the 22nd!

    Sauce Labs

    116 New Montgomery Street, 3rd Fl · San Francisco, ca

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  • How To Run Selenium Tests In Kubernetes Applications Using Helm
    Scaling functional testing becomes a challenge as your team grows and the pace of change increases. In this new microservice world, there are tools to keep your application packaged and transferable for functional testing. Join Dan Garfield as he takes a real-world example to build, test, and deploy a complex microservice application with a dependency on functional testing. In this presentation he will leverage Kubernentes, Helm, Docker, Selenium, Jira, Slack, Sauce Labs, and more to make the magic happen. Attendees will walk away with a roadmap of how to implement it themselves. About Dan: Dan Garfield is a full-stack engineer at Codefresh, a DevOps platform designed for containers and Kubernetes. Codefresh includes CI/CD, image management, and a Kubernetes dashboard for managing releases. Dan is a Kubernaut and old school hacker who likes to build robotic-chicken coops in his spare time.

    Sauce Labs

    116 New Montgomery Street, 3rd Fl · San Francisco, ca

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  • Coded vs. Codeless Visual Testing
    Test automation folklore is full of horror stories of failed attempts to apply record-playback tools to perform UI-based functional testing. Join Yarden Naveh, Customer SUccess Manager at Applitools, as we take an objective look at record-playback tools and compare them with programming-based automation tools in order to evaluate their applicability to visual test automation. Yarden will show that record-playback tools are very effective as visual testing drivers and implement a visual test for a responsive website using Selenium Builder without writing a single line of code. About Yarden: Yarden Naveh has been at Applitools for the past 2 years as a Currently a Customer Success Manager at Applitools, and has vast experience in both functional and visual testing and automation. Prior to that hen worked as a software engineer and software consultant for the Israeli Defense force, and spent a couple of years in AI research at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. **Doors open at 6:30 for food/drinks and networking, presentation begins at 7:00**

    Sauce Labs

    539 Bryant Street, 3rd Fl · San Francisco, CA

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  • Continuous Testing: Make it Real in Less Than One Hour
    We’ve all heard talk of “continuous testing” and “shift quality left”- but actually bringing the practice into your organization can seem like an overwhelming task. There’s tool requirements, process requirements, and inertia to deal with. We all know the benefits of truly integrated, automated, and flexible continuous testing are huge! Join Uri Scheiner, Senior Director of Product Management from CA Technologies as we talk about how to get started with Continuous Testing or improve what you already have using your tools and technologies of choice. Moving toward this goal isn’t nearly as hard as you think. About Uri: Uri is a senior director, product management in the Continuous Delivery Business Unit of CA Technologies. He joined CA in 2012 as part of the acquisition of Nolio, the leader in Release Automation solution, where he was as a key architect and responsible for product roadmap and vision. Uri started his career as a software engineer at Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP in 2006) where he was responsible for developing several products for the DevOps and APM markets. **Doors open at 6:30 for food, drinks and networking. Presentation begins at 7:00**

    Sauce Labs

    539 Bryant Street, 3rd Fl · San Francisco, CA

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  • Why You Should be Doing More Frontend Testing - Overcoming Flaky Tests
    In this talk we will explore why frontend testing is on the rise and how to address the biggest challenge in frontend testing - false positives. Stable tests are key in a CI/CD environment. A robust test means finding the same element with high fidelity while the Application Under Test keeps changing. Many R&D organizations are challenged by this leading to a vicious cycle of ongoing maintenance. We will categorise the methods, show why tests fail and explore alternative ways to overcome this and analyze the skill-set required to overcome those challenges. About Oren: Oren, the founder and CEO of Testim.io, has over 20 years of experience in the software industry, building mostly test-related products for developers at IBM, Wix, Cadence, Applitools, and Testim.io. In addition to being a busy entrepreneur, Oren is a community activist and and the co-organizer of the Selenium-Israel meetup and the Israeli Google Developer Group meetup. He has taught at Technion University, and mentored at the Google Launchpad Accelerator.

    Cloudflare

    101 Townsend Street · San Francisco, CA

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