Testμ 2022: Highlights From Day 2


Posted On: August 29, 2022

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Hey! Glad to see you curiously reading this blog to know what happened on Day 2 of the Testμ conference.

We are so excited to share the stories behind and ahead of this larger-than-life event that marked its dent in the world of testers. All’s well that ends well! Day 2 of our conference ended positively, with our audience highly appreciative of the valuable insights shared by our expert team.

Spearheaded by our expert team of professionals, we are excited to share how the day made an effortless impact!

Welcome Note – Mayank Bhola (Co-Founder and Head of Product at LambdaTest)

Mayank Bhola, Co-Founder & Head of Product, LambdaTest, started with a formal introduction of who’s who and what’s what about the objective behind Testμ 2022. Then he explained how Testμ 2022 strives to add value to testers with next-gen technological advancement. He then provided us with the lineup of our amazing speakers from Microsoft, Salesforce, Trivago, and so on.

Once he melted the crowd with his powerful intro, the session moved to the next level, where our speakers took the lead.

Let’s do a Thing and Call it Foo – Maaret Pyhäjärvi (Principal Test Engineer at Vaisala)

Maaret Pyhäjärvi is one of the best exploratory testers the world knows. Being a strong advocate of technology, testing, and programming, she has played the role of a catalyst for constant improvement, speaker, and author. She has won many awards and accolades, including Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person 2016 (MIATPP) and EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award (2020).

In her elaborate speech, she spoke about how the testing world has gone far beyond what it is. To reform it, she suggests the help of Foo, computer-guided software authorship, as the developer can write a comment and implement it. Being a human programmer, accountability would be held for whatever results are taken forward. Hence she spoke about how Foo can help you get the work done right.

While exploring an application, she also conveyed the five oracle layers to choose from. She recounted that accountability had a lot to do with testing the solutions. She further explained the importance of exploratory testing on unit testing.

Key takeaways:

  • Start with turning an invisible bug list visible. This way, you can find a few missing bugs.
  • Identify the gap between computer-assisted software authorship and whatever is needed for the domain.
  • Replenish the results during changes.

You can Listen to Maaret Pyhäjärvi talk on Let’s do a Thing and Call it Foo!

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Reducing Production Failures by Improving Software Quality – Vinayak Hegde (CTO-in-Residence, Microsoft for Startups)

Vinayak Hegde is working as CTO-in-residence at Microsoft to help startups scale up their tech teams, stacks, and products. He has built several products across many domains, such as large-scale data systems and networks and IoT, and acted as an individual contributor and senior tech leader. He has been a part of Inmobi, Akamai, and Zoomcar.

In his talk, he discusses different techniques needed to bring down the risk factors of software failure as a part of the production with processes and technology. He further explained how to apply distributed systems to other software types through several techniques.

Key takeaways:

  • Use techniques like observability, code profiling, code coverage, and static analysis.
  • Perform tests with traces
  • Leverage language features like asserts and design-by-contract.
  • Choose the best language ecosystem to finish your job at hand.

Get a sneak peek into what he has to convey:

SelectorsHub: An Innovation for all the unsolved XPath & Selectors problems – Sanjay Kumar (Founder, SelectorsHub)

With 11+ years of experience, Sanjay Kumar stands prominent among the best testers in the world. He has collaborated with Goibibo, IBM, InMobi, and so on. His free tools in the domain include SelectorsHub, TestCaseHub, TestCase Studio, ChroPath, and so on, used by 500,000+ testers worldwide.

It’s a well-known secret that DevTools doesn’t offer first-hand information on XPath & CSS Selectors. Verifying selectors for nested shadow dom, shadow dom, and nested iframes is challenging. There are plenty of such drawbacks associated with DevTools. With a number of dynamic invisible dropdowns, it might take a long time if you want to inspect it.
Hence he proposes SelectorsHub to mitigate all these problems.

Key takeaways:

  • SelectordHub can help you debug both XPath & CSS Selectors, providing information on what has gone wrong with the selectors.
  • SelectorsHub can help you locate XPath and CSS Selectors, which every tester can leverage as a part of a UI automation strategy.
  • You can save over 80-90% of your precious time on writing locators without compromising learning skills.

Get a sneak peek into what he has to convey:

AMA with Naveen (Founder, Naveen AutomationLabs)

Naveen Khunteta is the founder of Naveen AutomationLabs. He loves to create custom tools to improve the productivity or process improvement of the team. He also aims to build test automation frameworks from scratch and set up the test infrastructure & CI/CD pipelines.
In this AMA session, Naveen answers all the questions our listeners put forward on different testing verticals.

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A Journey Through Open Source With Selenium – Jim Evans (Principal Member Of Technical Staff, Salesforce)

Jim Evans with his 20+ years of experience in the computer domain and with 15 years in software testing, is an all-rounder with a strong background in automation testing. He has come up with in-house frameworks to manage test automation. He has also contributed to several open-source testing tools, including Selenium automation. You can learn more about Jim Evans here.

In this session, he spoke on anything and everything about Selenium. He also shared his recent experience working on an open-source project at Salesforce.

Key takeaways:

  • Issues surrounding Selenium.
  • His starting phase in Selenium.
  • Experience as an open-source standards advocate.
  • Future of Selenium.

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Simplifying Your Test Runs with ‘Make’ – Benjamin Bischoff (Test Automation Engineer, Trivago)

Benjamin Bischoff is a well-known game and application developer with 15+ years of experience. Last year, he switched over to test automation. Currently, he is working as a part of Trivago to help them test web applications impeccably.

Key takeaways:

  • Understanding how every automation tester and engineer can make test runs simpler with ‘make’
  • Looking at the benefits of Makefiles for various use cases.
  • Striking the realization that you can use “old” technology to solve new-gen problems.

Get a sneak peek into what he has to convey:

Why Just Shift-Left When You Want To Make Progress? – Brijesh Deb (Principal Consultant, Infosys)

Brijesh Deb is working as a principal consultant at Infosys. He is a certified scrum master, expert crowd tester, and expert in ideation and innovation.

According to him, when you hire test automation engineers, you need to remember how to include TEST as a part of the process. He strongly advocates that you need different tools, languages, and concepts in your job descriptions to get the expected result.

In this talk, he speaks on the importance of shift-left technology to progress as a tester.

Key takeaways:

  • What is the shift left?
  • Why shift left?
  • Advantages of shift left.

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Panel Discussion: How to Decide What Automation Technology to Use – Joe Colantonio (Founder, TestGuild), Sneha Viswalingam (Director of Quality Engineering, EVERFI), Carlos Kidman (Director of Engineering, Stealth Startup)

Our prominent speakers including Joe Colantonio, Founder, TestGuild, Sneha Viswalingam, Director of Quality Engineering, EVERFI, and Carlos Kidman, Director of Engineering, Stealth Startup, discussed deciding which test automation technology we need to depend upon.

They spoke about prioritizing the tests, knowing how often you need to run the test, how many test cases you need to run, and using different data to understand which automation technology you should depend upon.

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Keynote: Selenium 4.0 and The Future – Manoj Kumar (VP Developer Relations, LambdaTest)

Manoj Kumar, our VP-Developer Relations at LambdaTest, is an open-source enthusiast. His contributions extend to several libraries in the quality ecosystem. Manoj has also contributed to the Selenium project. He has led the project leadership committee for Selenium. He has led digital transformation programs at organizations such as Wipro, Thoughtworks, IAG, etc.

In his talk, he discusses how Selenium 4.0 was initially designed as a ‘drop-in’ replacement for Selenium 3. He spoke about the new additions you need to familiarize yourself with. On a positive note, he added that these features could make the tests quite capable, observable, and flexible.

Key takeaways:

  • The Selenium project collaborates with browser vendors to create the WebDriver BiDirectional Protocol when you want to provide a cross-browser API.
  • The cross-browser API can also use bidirectional functionality, which comes in handy for both browser automation in general and specific tests.
  • The future of Selenium 4.0 is as bright as the sun!

Get a sneak peek into what he has to convey:

Developing End-to-End Tests with Selenium 4 and Java – Boni Garcia (Visiting Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

Boni Garcia holds a Ph.D. in Information and Communications Technology. His area of research includes web engineering, software testing, and cloud computing. He has authored more than 35 research papers.
In this speech, he talks about how to develop end-to-end tests using Selenium 4 and Java. He discusses developing end-to-end tests for web apps using Selenium 4 and Java.

Key takeaways:

  • Review the build tools such as Maven and Gradle, unit testing frameworks like TestNG and JUnit ⅘ and TestNG, and assertion libraries you need to implement elaborate Selenium WebDriver tests.
  • Get details on two helper tools needed for end-to-end tests – WebDriverManager and Selenium-Jupiter.
  • You can use WebDriverManager for automated driver management and Selenium-Jupiter, JUnit 5 extension for Selenium WebDriver.

Get a sneak peek into what he has to convey:

Open e2e Test Initiative with Open MCT – John Hill (Web UI Test Engineer, NASA Ames Research Center)

John Hill is a highly-acclaimed Web UI Test Engineer who works at NASA Ames Research Center. He is a part of the Web-based Mission Control Software of the VIPER Mission. His specializations include Performance Engineering, Test Automation Architecture, and Web Test Automation. In his talk, he spoke about Open MCT (Open Mission Control Technologies), a new world mission control framework for data visualization on mobile and desktop devices. You can use the Open MCT project for writing mission-critical e2e testing. You can learn more about the speaker here.

Key takeaways:

  • Introduction to Open MCT
  • Relating Open Source Development to testing
  • Importance of Open Sourcing the Who, What, Why, and How of Tests
  • Lessons we have learned

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The 10,000 Steps of Open Source Project Health – Dmitry Vinnik (Lead Developer Advocate, Meta)

Dmitry Vinnik, a Lead Developer Advocate at Meta, has been focusing thoroughly on open source and business messaging space projects. With his varied experience in medicine and bioinformatics, his interests go on to understanding the wellness of a developer and promoting work-life balance.

In his talk, he speaks about how the Meta Open Source team can measure the present state of Meta open source projects. He delves into how we can use the metrics to prioritize and narrow the focus.

Key takeaway:

  • Take a look at different metrics to know what step your open source team needs to take next.
  • Just by looking at the information on open source communities, you can concentrate on the project quality, apart from the repository quality you need to make public.

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Wrapping Up of Day 2

It was an information-loaded day for our team, with many impactive speeches by our prominent speakers. We cannot wait to tell you about Day 3 of Testμ 2022.

Happy testing!

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