Continuous Testing - Taking "the suck" out of the project cycle

There's been a great deal of movement over the past years to add unit testing to the core of our favorite CMS systems (e.g. Drupal, WordPress), but unit tests have limited value when it comes to building a specific website. However, the value of testing cannot be denied, and a whole new class of tools are emerging around Behavioral Testing that promise to deliver much much more value to professionals who build websites for a living.

In this session we'll review tools to get you up and running with a continuous testing system quickly, as well as what kind of testing to implement for your next project:

  • Test runners like DIY Jenkins, Travis, Circle, Wercker
  • Techniques for testing: bhat, selenium, visual diff
  • Processes: continous integration, testing, even deployment

This session will give anyone supporting a development team practical next-steps to improve their productivity and reduce stress and friction.

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Sep 12 2014 - 12:00pm-Sep 12 2014 - 12:50pm
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Speaker Bio(s): 
Josh Koenig is Co-Founder and Head of Developer Experience at Pantheon, the professional website platform. He gives a lot of talks and tends to keep it poppin'.