Atât avem de spus: Tabăra de Testare’16 începe în 2 zile!

Salut!

Mai e puțin timp până începe Tabăra de Toamnă’16! Suntem foarte entuziasmați să avem 2 zile pline cu ateliere interesante, socializare cu testeri entuziaști și doritori de învățare! Atmosferă informală, sport și distracție, asta o să fie pe lângă exercițiile intense de la ateliere.

Afișul descrie foarte bine ce va urma. De abia așteptăm!

Cei care s-au inregistrat, gasesc programul aici.

Afis Tabara de Toamna 2016

Autumn Camp 6-8.Sept.2013 – Tabara de Testare Cluj

Tabara de Testare > 6-8 septembrie 2013 > Muntele Baisoara, Romania
#TdTCamp #TabaraDeTestare #TdTCluj #TdT #SoftwareTestingCamp

Cand am sarbatorit un an de meetup-uri la Cluj, am scris o poezie:

A year has passed, can’t say ‘gone by’.
We’ve learned, we’ve changed, stayed side by side.
Through sunny days and winter snow
We fought for our right to grow.
QA, software, gadgets, we like,
Made Cluj & Silicon Valley alike.

Si am facut o promisiune de a organiza o adevarata tabara de testare.
Am vrut sa fie o surpriza pentru toata lumea si prin angajamentul public sa nu mai avem cale de-ntoarcere.
Eniko Csokasi m-a sunat intr-o seara si printre ideile pentru tortul aniversar mi-a pus si intrebarea: ‘Iuliana, organizam tabara de testare?’
Si uite asa a inceput totul.

Unde-s doi puterea creste?  Unde-s cinci totu-nfloreste!

TdTCamp@Cluj

It’s time for a real Testing camp!

Impreuna cu Ru Cindrea, Oana Casapu si Alex Rotaru am muncit pentru acest eveniment.

Cred ca am avut toti concedii foarte interesante anul acesta; care mai de care cautand o unda de semnal pentru inca un telefon, inca un e-mail 🙂

 

MacBook @ the country side

Vacation time is study time

Am descoperit ce bine se incadreaza in peisajul de la tara un MacBook si ca poate imparti aceeasi masa cu un Android.

Viata la tara … cu Xcode si Instruments
I’d do it again!

Multumesc Oana si Alex pentru MacBook!

Ru a venit din Finlanda nu doar la atelierul din 6-8 septembrie, ci si la unele intalniri organizatorice.

In the end, we’ve all mixed business with pleasure (i.e. holiday time)

Participantii au fost si ei ingaduitori si rabdatori si le multumesc din nou pentru cooperare, rabdare si atitudinea pozitiva!

Si acum, cateva cuvinte despre cum a fost in tabara:

A fost un weekend foarte frumos! O noua confirmare a faptului ca impreuna putem realiza mai usor ceea ce ne propunem, un anume scop comun, chiar daca are mai multe nuante.

Startul in forta cu setup-ul a fost un energizant super. Atatea cabluri, laptop-uri, Mac-uri, miniMac-uri, parole, conturi, intrebari si solutii (plus un meci de fotbal) pe mp ne-a mobilizat si incantat.

Munca in echipa a fost atat de naturala! Din curiozitate sau din placerea de a ajuta.
Fiecare succes elibera o parere care se transforma in solutie pentru altcineva.
Fiind atatea device-uri, unele detalii trebuiau adaptate. Astfel, am intrevazut deja ce dimensiune are mobile testing (&development) pentru ca mai tarziu sa aflam si de Android fragmentation.

Cu ajutorul lui Ru Cindrea, am scris si teste pentru Android si am aflat de bug-uri interesante in legatura cu detalii carora le acordam o prioritate scazuta incat uneori uitam de ele complet. Oare cate astfel de detalii am putea descoperi in ceea ce facem zi de zi? Ce ni se pare ceva atat de banal incat sa poata fi trecut cu vederea?

Eniko Csokasi ne-a provocat sa invatam cum putem lucra cu Instruments si script-uri JavaScript pentru iOS si ce presupune development-ul pentru produse Apple.

Ne-am prins urechile in modificarea testelor pentru iOS, dar asta nu ne-a facut decat sa comunicam si mai mult.
Si daca nu au fost intrebari de la unii, au fost de la altii si mereu aparea cel putin o provocare din vecini.

Am descoperit si Firefox OS prin intermediul lui Ioana Chiorean si Florin Strugariu.
Informatiile despre comunitatea si proiectele Mozilla au oferit baza unor posibile oportunitati de dezvoltare pentru noi intr-un cadru international.

Am invatat si ne-am reamintit o abordare pentru crearea unui test strategy.
Pentru implementare am folosit principiul Mind Maps si tool-ul XMind. Si am descoperit cat potential are aceasta abordare si pentru proiecte inafara testarii software.

Oana Casapu ne-a fotografiat in ipostazele noastre creative si a fost coordonatorul administrativ ceea ce a insemnat enorm pentru desfasurarea activitatilor noastre ‘testaresti’. Ne-a provocat la debriefing, un exercitiu foarte util, doar ca mie nu imi place sa il fac ‘live’. (Tocmai de aceia e un exercitiu bun pentru mine? 🙂 )

Alex Rotaru a avut, ca de obicei, o prezenta foarte energica, cu intrebari si alternative si voie buna.
Ajuns devreme la locul evenimentului s-a si ‘luptat’ cu amenajarea salii.
Ajunsi mai repede la fata locului au fost si Ru (venita tocmai din Finlanda pentru aceste workshop-uri), Costin Ion si Marius Ioana (veniti tocmai din Bucuresti) care i-au dat o mana de ajutor lui Alex.

Am primit toti tricouri ‘Tabara de Testare’ cu sprijinul Altom Consulting. Eu cu siguranta am sa il port si cu alte ocazii.

Sper sa ii revad pe participantii din aceasta tabara si la alte evenimente #TdT organizate de @Tabara de Testare. M-am bucurat sa cunosc alti testeri din Cluj si Bucuresti si sa descopar oameni cu diverse interese si idei. As putea spune si din Iasi, dar Simina Rendler tocmai s-a mutat la Cluj 🙂

Ne-am tinut cuvantul si am facut si sport dimineata de la 7:30.

Sambata dimineata am alergat aproximativ 3.5km, iar duminica am avut un antrenament variat pe terenul de sport al pensiunii.
Setul de activitati sportive propuse de Eniko ne-a cam lucrat toti muschii.
Ma bucur ca am facut aceasta activitate, deci se poate si ce-ar fi sa ne continuam diminetile asa? (chiar daca nu impreuna:)

Weekend-ul a fost foarte incarcat, nu prea a fost timp de relaxare, dar tot ne-am gasit energia sa si petrecem sambata noaptea.
Eu n-am mai dansat de foarte mult timp, asa ca a fost super!
Ada Coste m-a invatat o noua miscare de dans – trebuie s-o mai exersez.

Jocul de biliard este cam solicitant cand de abia putem distinge culorile bilelor… We need a re-match, Dorel Natea! 🙂

Sper ca in viitor sa fiu si mai cooperanta, mai relaxata, mai pozitiva si mai vorbareata la debriefing, sa ascult mai mult si sa ii cunosc pe ceilalti mai bine.

Cu drag,

.Iuliana Silvasan

Cateva poze:

Setup - how it's done @ Tabara de Testare

Setup – how it’s done!
Tabara de Testare Cluj > Autumn Camp > 6-8.sept.2013

Work in Progress @ Tabara de Testare

Work in Progress @ Tabara de Testare Cluj > Autumn Camp > 6-8.sept.2013

Setup = How it's done

Setup – how it’s done @ Tabara de Testare – Autumn Camp > 6-8.sept.2013

Networking @ Tabara de Testare

Networking @ Tabara de Testare Cluj – Autumn Camp > 6-8.sept.2013

Team Spirit

The team @ Tabara de Testare Cluj – Autumn Camp 6-8.sept.2013
(photo by Denis Rendler)

TdT Cluj – Workshop #1 – Webdriver and Python with mozillawebqa

We had the first longer workshop organised by TdT Cluj, and it was really fun and useful! 27 people (3 instructors, 1 person responsible that we had all we needed, 1 PR  and 22 students) spent more than 6 hours to learn how to write tests with Selenium Webdriver and Python for a Mozilla website, and I personally would have continued if the time we had reserved the room for hadn’t been limited.

People started to arrive around 11:30 and we had some tea and coffee until 12:00 when Alex Lakatos started with a short presentation of the mozillawebqa team. Then, Bebe (aka Florin Strugariu) took control of the event :-).

The workshop had three phases:

  • The setup of the test environment. Something that should have been like a walk in the park, as we already had installed some of the tools, turned out to be a real software project :). We had lots of configurations – Win 7 and Win 8 (one even on a tablet – you should see the picture with the Windows tablet and the Apple keyboard and mouse! As Ioana said, could it have got more hipsterish than that? :-D), MacBooks and Linux machines, different IDEs (Aptana of pyCharm) and even someone with a custom version of Firefox – which revealed many problems. After more than one hour and a half everybody had the setup running:
    • github client installed
    • github project forked and cloned: https://github.com/mozilla/remo-tests/
    • python virtual environment created and working – I personally struggled with this as I had too many versions of python installed on my laptop, the default being 3.1, and the virtual environment didn’t like that too much
    • python dependences installed in the virtual environment – that turned out to be quite challenging too as the internet connection wasn’t ready for so many people downloading all at once
    • IDEs configured
    • we were able to run the two existing tests from the repository.

During this period Bebe, Alex and Alin – our instructors 😀 – moved from one person to the other to solve everybody’s problems. I think they handled this really well, especially as there were so many of us, and only three of them.

  • The next step for Bebe was to show us how they write tests at Mozilla. He was writing the tests and sharing his screen on the projector, and the rest of us followed along. Together with Alin (and Alex) they answered questions, helped people debug if something didn’t work or presented us some of the practices used by their team. We implemented two tests:
    • one for going to the Events page of the website, and looking for an element on the page
    • one for searching an event (entering “test” in the search field) and verifying the number of results returned (in our case we had 1 result).

Eniko had a really nice comment on the meetup page, that it was great to see us working as teams: people were talking and helping each other, debugging failures and trying to understand why something wasn’t working. It was so nice, that we didn’t even feel when time flew. If it wasn’t for the pizza and a small incident in one of the other rooms, most probably we wouldn’t have stopped until the end.

  • Once the new tests were running, we moved to the next phase of the workshop: writing tests for the tickets opened on github. Unfortunately it was already late, and we had less than an hour for that, so I guess only few were able to finish theirs.

My takeaways from this workshop are:

  • we start to be a real community! People feel comfortable asking for help, and offering help even if they meet for the first time
  • open source projects are a great opportunity for people to learn new things and do that in a way that others can benefit from their work
  • we should have a follow-up for this workshop; now that many of us have the setup running, and know the basics on how it works, we should spend more time on writing tests
  • Windows 8 tablets are real computers, if one can install the setup for test automation and run tests from one! 😀

Alex

P.S. you can check the photos and follow-up comments for this meetup here: http://www.meetup.com/Tabara-de-Testare-Cluj/events/107519592/

P.P.S. thanks to Ioana, our PR :-D, more photos can be found here: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/webqa-selenium-workshop/