All too often programmers get into a productive rhythm where they receive their requirements, write tests aligned to those requirements, and then look for the green and red. While this process is proven to be highly effective, it can lead to developers missing the mark, as they aim for functional completeness and not the polish that an end user requires. Read more
Lindsay Ratcliffe, experience designer with ThoughtWorks, talks about a book she recently co-authored, “Agile Experience Design. This is the missing book about agile that shows how designers, product managers, and development teams can integrate experience design into lean and agile product development. Read more
This video argues that traditional usability testing is too slow to properly support an iterative approach to product design. He presents the “design checkpoint” as a complementary activity: an informal exercise in which 1 designer meets with 1 user for 1 hour every 1 or 2 weeks.
This video presents a collaborative approach to the scaling of innovative user experience design on enterprise-strength RIAs delivered using Agile methodology. Learn the techniques technical and UX teams have evolved to successfully solve the dichotomy between iterative development’s “release early and often” approach and the big upfront design more typically demanded by large-scale client-facing solutions.
Published August 19th, 2010 Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment
FitNesse, BDD/ATDD based tools (like Cucumber) and various keywords based tools each have their followers when it comes to automated testing at the system or acceptance level. But few have tried each type and many are wondering which one best suits their organisation, project or product. The concept of Domain Specific Test Languages (DSTL) is a great improvement over record & playback based approaches to automated testing and promises easy to read & write tests in the language of the business and low maintenance effort. This interactive session first presents DSTLs and how they fit in an Agile process & team and then considers how each type of tool supports this effective approach to automated testing. The tools will be compared using one non-trivial test case, to illustrate some of their strengths and limitations
GWT has a lot of little-publicized infrastructure that can help you build apps The Right Way: test-driven development, code coverage, comprehensive unit tests, and integration testing using Selenium or WebDriver. This session will survey GWT’s testing infrastructure, describe some best practices we’ve developed at Google, and help you avoid common pitfalls.
Molybdenum is web UI testing made easy. Capture and replay, modularized and maintainable tests with bricks, data binding with external files, reporting with simple rerun possibilities, test other media than HTML like PDF with helper applications. It provides integration into build tools like ANT and Maven. Molybdenum is based on selenium-core. While SeleniumIDE is focusing on developers with export to different programming languages and crossbrowser testing, Molybdenum is focused on simple test execution, reporting, test parameterization for everybody participating in your team. This video shows how to do cross browser testing with Molybdenum.
This presentation will demonstrate how to implement user stories taking a test-first approach and how to set up a continuous build.
Test automation is commonly perceived as a technical job, which should be done by technical people. In reality however, a considerable amount of non-technical activities contribute to the creation and maintenance of an automated test suite. Whilst test engineers are arguably competent at non-technical testing tasks, they may not be as competent or even as motivated as people who come from a manual testing background. Furthermore, in the context of most systems, especially web-based systems, automated testing would also benefit from people with primary skills outside of testing. These include developers, information architects, business analysts, customers and so on.This talk explores ways of harnessing the experience and skills of people with different backgrounds and channeling them towards the effective test automation of web-based systems.keep looking »