[Israel.pm] TelFOSS Soliciting a Talk about Automated Software Testing

Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
Wed Oct 20 12:53:21 PDT 2010


Hi all,

On Sunday 19 September 2010 12:01:02 Shlomi Fish wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> following on Sawyer's talk about version control, I've been thinking of
> doing another talk about a different software best practice: automated
> software testing:
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test_automation
> 
> Since I'm a big practitioner and advocate of writing automated tests and
> test- driven development, the topic is close to my heart and I can prove
> of some assistance in researching and preparing the material for the
> presentation. But I'm not a good speaker so I'm looking for someone to
> actually deliver the talk.
> 
> Would anyone stand forward and can give a talk about it?
> 

I've written this E-mail a month ago, and no one returned to me. Does noone 
care enough about TelFOSS to give such a presentation? Am I the only one who 
cares? Do you want the Tel Aviv Open Source club to end in the dead Israeli 
FOSS clubs graveyard?

If you can step forward and give a presentation about this topic or any other 
one that would be of interest to the club, please do so.

Regards,

	Shlomi Fish

> Some useful items to cover:
> 
> 1. The motivation for automated tests - providing a spec for the program,
> making sure bugs not resurface, preventing bugs, avoiding over-engineering,
> having confidence in the code, etc.
> 
> 2. Short introduction to automated tests by writing tests for the classic
> "add two numbers" demo.
> 
> 3. Overview of various approaches for testing frameworks - TestUnit, BDD
> (rSpec, etc.), Ruby's cucumber, perl's TAP, testml, etc.
> 
> 4. Testing various kinds of domains:
> 	- Testing APIs.
> 	- Testing Command line apps.
> 	- Testing terminal (curses, etc.) applications.
> 	- Testing websites.
> 	- Testing GUI programs.
> 
> 5. Various kinds of tests:
> 	- Unit tests.
> 	- Integration tests.
> 	- System tests.
> 
> 6. Test coverage and beyond (see
> http://www.mail-archive.com/boston-pm@mail.pm.org/msg04588.html ).
> 	- Should you aspire for full test coverage?
> 
> -----------------------
> 
> If you'd like to volunteer for that, please let us know at
> taux at cs.tau.ac.il .
> 
> Regards,
> 
> 	Shlomi Fish

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