Testing, testing... Is this thing on?
We wouldn't know without good tests. Join us for a night of presentations and discussion around testing: what tools to use, how to think about writing your tests and designing your test suite, and the difference between unit and integration testing.
The meetup will be held at Bocoup, at 201 South St (entrance around the back).
Amal will cover best practices and patterns for clean rock solid client and server-side unit tests. She will also dive into the tooling landscape to compare and highlight the advantages and disadvantages of various libraries as well as their intergration and interoperability. Her code samples will focus on ES6/ES7 features such as async/await, generators, ES6 classes etc. Amal loves unit testing, and hopes you will walk away with a new/renewed love of unit tests.
Unit testing is hard and time consuming; and worse - the users and the customers do not care! They only want the features working in the production system, everything else is development overhead. If this is the case, how do we improve the web application quality? How do we catch the bugs early?How can we test the deployed system effectively? And finally, how do we get rid of Selenium? This presentation tries to answer many of these questions in a web framework agnostic way.
Testing in a Serverless world, with James Sturtevant (@Aspenwilder)
Amal Hussein (@nomadTechie)
Amal is a biomedical engineer turned software engineer that has a passion for creating delightful applications that make a difference. She is hyper technical and enjoys having a deep understanding of optimizations and the ‘whys’ behind best practices and patterns. Amal loves to travel and has been to over 30 countries, and speaks four languages. She is also a co-host on the Web Platform Podcast, and a co-organizer of Boston's Google Developer Group.
Gleb Bahmutov (@bahmutov)
James Sturtevant (@Aspenwilder)
James works for Microsoft where he partners with developers to explore the latest technologies for the web and IoT. Prior to Microsoft, he worked in the web development space for 10+ years working with startups and enterprises to improve the way they do business through technology. James is a regular speaker at local and national conferences and blogs at jamessturtevant.com. When he isn’t practicing his software craft James can be found running through the woods, climbing mountains, or hiking with his daughters.
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