Visual Regression Testing: from a tool to a process

Nikhil Verma (10.May.2017 at 17:00, 25 min)
Talk at jsDay 2017 (English - UK)

Rating: 4 of 5

We work with many Javascript based tools in our day to day lives.
But how do we take those tools from being used by a single person on a machine and integrate it into a team's workflow?
How can we link those tool into chains and go from a tool to a process? :)

In this talk I will discuss how I converted PhantomCSS, a tool for visual regression testing, and integrated it into our workflow. I will also cover the challenges we faced which ranged from integrating the tests into our CI, test execution taking too long, ability to browse the test results and notifying developers about failed regressions.

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Rating: 3 of 5

10.May.2017 at 19:31 by Federico (14 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Looking forward to the small demo the speaker will release soon.
Hope badoo will release more open source software in the future.

Rating: 4 of 5

10.May.2017 at 21:54 by Davide Brognoli (14 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Clear and well explained.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.May.2017 at 01:08 by Luciano Mammino (9 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I really enjoyed Nikhil's talk especially because he brought up tools and techniques that are used every day in a real, mid-sized company. I feel like I got a lot of food for thoughts and a better understanding of pratices that very few people (and companies) actually use and that can be extremely beneficial to embrace for the next project.

Rating: 4 of 5

11.May.2017 at 08:57 by Michele Bertoli (46 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Super useful!
I loved the part where the speaker asked the attendees to find the difference between two pictures in 5 secs.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.May.2017 at 09:45 by Marco Mazzocchi (12 comments)

Funny, interesting, a good talk to close the day

Rating: 4 of 5

11.May.2017 at 12:24 by Mattia Gentilini (13 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very interesting approach to testing! Leaves open issues on how to treat false positives in a clever and scalable way, but totally worth hearing!

Rating: 5 of 5

11.May.2017 at 19:23 by Massimo Artizzu (35 comments) via Web2 LIVE

It's hard to see this kind of tests in the wild, so Nikhil's talk has been a great chance to see how they made things work.

Rating: 4 of 5

12.May.2017 at 09:49 by Samu (27 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Nikhil was great! Very helpful and full of details!

Rating: 4 of 5

12.May.2017 at 19:22 by Miro Svrtan (105 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Really good talk.

Only reason I'm not giving it a 5* is not speakers fault: It's not something easy to set up and it takes a lot of moving parts to do it. If their own tool was opensourced and ready for me to use it tomorrow (one for showing diff on images) I would give it 5* without thinking.

Rating: 4 of 5

14.May.2017 at 00:01 by Enrico Bono (15 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very interesting tool and talk. This is inspiring, thanks.

Rating: 4 of 5

15.May.2017 at 11:40 by agnese (5 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Good talk, clear and interesting.

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