BDD in Action: Advanced BDD Test Automation

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Join John Ferguson Smart in Madrid this June at Expo:QA and learn the finer points of Advanced BDD Test Automation practices In this workshop with John Smart, author of BDD in Action, you will be introduced to the principles and practices of applying software engineering design practices to test automation, looking at concepts such as…

Cukenfest london – Open space and workshops

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Gherkin Refactoring Patterns Good Gherkin is easy to read but hard to write. And while there are many tips and tricks for writing good Gherkin, often teams still struggle to keep their scenarios clean, informative and readable. In this talk, we will take a practical look at some real-world Gherkin scenarios, and see why they…

National Software Testing Conference

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John Ferguson Smart is an international speaker, consultant, author and trainer well known in the Agile community for his many books, articles and presentations, particularly in areas such as BDD, TDD, test automation, software craftsmanship and team collaboration. John is the author of the best-selling BDD in Action, as well as Jenkins: The Definitive Guide…

Condottieri e Artisti – Mercenaries and Artists in the IT industry

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It was the time of Da Vinci and Michelangelo. It was also the time of Machiavelli and the Medici. Artists working on timeless masterpieces crossed paths with mercenary captains, contracted to do a very specific job. In this keynote talk, John Smart will address important questions with deep implications for any IT team, or any…

Getting started with REST API testing with Serenity and Cucumber

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This tutorial show you how to get started with REST-API testing using Serenity and Cucumber 4. Get the code Git: git clone https://github.com/serenity-bdd/serenity-rest-starter.git cd serenity-rest-starter Or simply download a zip file. The starter project The best place to start with Serenity and Cucumber is to clone or download the starter project on Github (https://github.com/serenity-bdd/serenity-rest-starter). This project…

Getting started with Serenity BDD and Cucumber 4

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Serenity BDD is a library that makes it easier to write high quality automated acceptance tests, with powerful reporting and living documentation features. It has strong support for both web testing with Selenium, and API testing using RestAssured. Serenity strongly encourages good test automation design, and supports several design patterns, including classic Page Objects, the…

Page Objects that Suck Less – Tips for writing more maintainable Page Objects

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Page Objects are one of the most widely used test automation design patterns around. Most QA engineers have used a variation of Page Objects at some point. However, it is often misunderstood and used poorly, which can result in test automation code that is fragile and hard to maintain. In this article, we will look…

Reporting Manual Test Results in Serenity BDD

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Serenity is primarily designed to report the results of automated acceptance tests. However, there are times when some tests need to be done manually. And it is useful to report these tests in the overall test reports, to get a broader picture of test coverage. To make this easier, Serenity with Cucumber provides some support…

The Serenity Dojo courses just became a whole lot more job-worthy!

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In 2019, the Serenity Dojo will be integrating with Accredible. Accredible is one of the most widely recognised digital credentialing platforms. From January 2019 onwards, when you complete one of the Serenity Dojo courses, you will receive a digital certificate that you can download and use as evidence of your training. You can even post…

Environment-specific configuration in Serenity BDD

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When we write acceptance tests, we often need to run them against different environments. Managing the URLs for each environment by hand can be cumbersome, especially when there are not just web pages, but also REST end points, databases etc to think about. Fortunately, Serenity BDD provides a lot of flexibility in configuring environment-specific options….

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