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Dec 20

SeleniumConf 2016 Recap

By on December 20, 2016 7:03 am

Selenium is the leading tool for browser and mobile app automation and functional testing. Each year the Selenium community gets together to talk about emerging trends with Selenium and testing best practices in general. This year’s event was held in London at the Mermaid Theatre along the Thames. The conference provided an excellent opportunity to meet the key members of the Selenium team and other people and companies focused on testing. Here are some highlights from this year’s conference.

Dec 15

Intern Visual Regression Plugin

By on December 15, 2016 7:31 am

Thanks to a generous Mozilla Open Source Support program grant, Intern has expanded its testing ecosystem to include new and robust sets of tools. Engineers can now easily write tests to benchmark sections of code, test for accessibility (a11y) support, and test for visual differences. Today we’ll show you how to use Intern’s Visual Regression plugin to test for visual changes using a simple web page.

Dec 8

Intern 3.4 Released

By on December 8, 2016 3:31 pm

Today we’re pleased to announce the release of Intern 3.4. This release brings usability enhancements and bugfixes, including a new benchmarking mode! We’ve outlined some of the features below, but as always, visit the release notes for more details.

A number of contributors made this release possible. Thanks to all of them for their code and issue submissions. We’d especially like to thank Mozilla Open Source Support for their sponsorship of the performance benchmarking functionality.

Nov 16

Web Summit Recap

By on November 16, 2016 1:23 pm

Now in its 7th year, Web Summit is the world’s largest web conference, with more than 50,000 people in attendance. The conference possibly draws inspiration from SXSW Interactive, with a European twist. Each year it brings an impressive agenda of speakers and attendees from around the world. It has become an event that attracts startups and established companies, making it a hot spot to meet many people in the tech industry.

Nov 8

SitePen Podcast Episode 021

By on November 8, 2016 1:29 pm

Is it a dongle? The Apple event happened and the team shares their thoughts on the future of the Mac. They discuss what they like and don’t like, and what they think of the future of their favorite development platform. Also, the gang discusses Intern and the new features coming down the pipeline.

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Show Notes

That’s a wrap! If you’d like to be a guest on the SitePen Podcast or just think we’d be fun to hang out with for an hour, let us know!

Nov 1

Connect.Tech 2016 recap

By on November 1, 2016 6:54 am

I was back in Atlanta a couple weeks ago for Connect.Tech, the largest JavaScript focused conference in the southeast with nearly 1,000 attendees and 11 concurrent sessions. Connect.Tech is a community conference and covers a wide variety of topics over two days. This year I was invited to speak on the topics Composition vs. Inheritance and Testing ES6 and TypeScript Code with Intern.

Oct 27

SitePen Podcast Episode 020

By on October 27, 2016 8:12 am

Torrey is out this week, but we have a very special guest, Dylan Schiemann! We start off by talking about the new features in TypeScript 2.0 and then Neil describes his woes using TypeScript for rapid prototyping. Additionally, we talk about Yarn – the new npm CLI tool, and the announcement of the JS Foundation!

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Show Notes

That’s a wrap! If you’d like to be a guest on the SitePen Podcast or just think we’d be fun to hang out with for an hour, let us know!