December 17, 2013
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Chad Brewbaker / @cbrewbs
Literate Functional Exploration with Cucumber and WATIR
The first part will be a talk going over the basics of Cucumber and WATIR, demonstrating how we can write literate functional tests and data extractors using the human friendly Gherkin DSL, Ruby regular expressions, and the page object model for organization.
The second half will consist of breaking off into small groups for a brief code kata to implement a simple web scraper.
Chad Brewbaker has an extensive background in computing with a passion for helping businesses develop scalable and secure web applications.
Chad received his preparatory education at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, graduating in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. He received his Masters in Computer Science from Iowa State University. While in grad school, he was a member of the Complex Adaptive Systems seminar and participated in the High Performance Computing group succesfully porting Ruby 1.8 to the BlueGene/L supercomputer.
Last year Chad successfully developed and deployed the web application for Section 3004 of the Affordable Care Act (Hospice Quality Reporting).
Currently, Chad is contracting through Modis for Nationwide, developing functional test software for their commercial internet quoting system.More…
Last updated Nov 26, 2013