December 12, 2017 — In this lightning session, we showcase the “NC State Accessibility Helper,” a homegrown plugin that uses the tools WordPress gives us to put accessibility testing and learning resources in front of content creators before they hit the “Publish” button. We will demonstrate the user experience and briefly walk through how this simple plugin works under the hood.
December 7, 2017 — If you are a theme, plugin or core developer/designer you need to test your work for accessibility errors, but how to do this and what guidelines to follow (like: what is WCAG 2 AA)?
In this talk I will give you an overview of useful test tools, how to use them and how to integrate testing your development workflow. Also, I will give you tips on additional testing that can’t be automated, like using your site with only keyboard.
October 3, 2017 — Как да правим автоматизирани тестове в WordPress? Има ли почва за unit tests в него? Що е то Behavior Driven Development, Gherkin, Beehat и WordHat?
August 22, 2017 — El testing de plugins y sitios de WordPress no es un tema habitualmente conversado entre diseñadores, usuarios casuales, developers o administradores.
La idea de esta charla es mostrar cuan fácil es usar una serie de poderosas herramientas que facilitan el testeo y mejoran nuestro código y markup.
June 22, 2017 — 1. Basics About Testing and Different Level of Testing Used in WordPress Project
1.1 Beta testing
1.2 User testing
1.3 Automated testing
1.4 Other Testing
2. Scope of Automated Testing
3. Environment for unit testing in WordPress Core
4. Example related to PHPUnit from WordPress Core
5. Example related to QUnit from WordPress Core
April 13, 2017 — If “WordPress is not testable” then why bother about testable code at all?
Because writing testable code is the first step to testing your code, testing your code is the first step to testing ALL your code, testing all your code is the first step to reduce shipping times, reducing shipping times is the first step to fast response to feature requests and bugs that makes clients happy.
And because the first sentence is less true every day.
Let’s find a definition of “testable code” that applies to both WordPress and the current practices of testing; let’s see how we can stop ignoring the elephant in the room and embrace testing with a sane approach that improves code and coders quality without leaving anyone out in the cold.
I will present real-world examples of new and existing code, the tools used to write and maintain testable code and some simple rule-of-thumbs to keep in mind when developing for our beloved CMS.
March 18, 2017 — There are a lot of obvious benefits to using version control for your projects, but there are a lot of non obvious benefits too. In this session, learn how to create an industrial grade version control workflow using Git and automatic testing. Topics that will be covered include:
* How to Use Git Branches – Instead of having all of the developers work on the same “master” branch, you can have developers work on separate branches that can be created per developer, per feature, or even per ticket in your project management system.
* How to Do Performance Testing – Instead of crossing your fingers when you site gets a lot of traffic, be sure that your site can handle the traffic by doing performance testing on each deployment that you do.
* How to Do Cross Browser Testing – Instead of firing up a bunch of Virtual Machines to test different browsers and devices, set up an automatic script so that every time you are looking to do a deploy you get a bunch of screenshots to review.
* How to Do Visual Regression Testing – If you are pushing a change that shouldn’t effect the front end of the site, wouldn’t it be nice to verify that? Learn how to visually compare a “before” and “after” version of your site to see where (if anywhere) visual changes happen.
* How to Notify You Of Deployments – Instead of wondering if code has been deployed, learn how to integrate your workflow with chat solutions like Hipchat/Slack or more traditional solutions like SMS or Email.
If you are a developer or manage developers on web projects, this session will help you learn how to level up your workflow and do a lot of really powerful testing on your project every time you do a commit.
December 21, 2016 — This talk is about the importance of end-to-end testing, and not treating UX as something separate from programming. Promoting the idea that UX problems are fundamentally engineering issues, not design flaws that can be fixed later. This is aimed at a technical audience (plugin devs, designers, site implementors) but is not highly technical – includes examples of UI and error handling failures in general and from WP sites.
December 16, 2016 — By mimicking user flow and interactions, acceptance testing plays a key role in catching any kind regressions in someone’s plugin or theme. In this presentation, I will show how to write acceptance tests using a very simple little framework called Codeception and how someone can automate those tests using a continuous integration server such as Travis CI.
November 18, 2016 — Testing has always been and continues to be something of a “skeleton in the closet” for most developers. It’s rarely required as part of the development process, is often tedious to set up, and, to be effective, needs to become a regular practice both before and after going live. Yet bringing it into our work routines provides numerous benefits in the long run and, if done properly, can save lots of headaches and at times even help avoid a tainted reputation. We will start by looking at the automated testing landscape from the high level – what’s what and where’s best to use each testing methodology. We will then explore testing options available for different parts of the WordPress ecosystem (core, plugins, themes), and go through a couple of practical examples of using selected test frameworks. To finish off, we’ll discuss the habit-forming aspect, which is not necessarily as much about development itself.