Earlier this month we held our first ever Groupon Test Engineering Meetup at our Palo Alto office. We focused on mobile test automation, which the team has been working on the past few months.
David Willson talked about Odo, a proxy server that allows testers to be able to manipulate HTTP based traffic both via a GUI and REST interface to drive complex testing scenarios while David van der Bokke delved into Robo-Remote, a remote control framework for Robotium/UiAutomator which he open sourced in 2012 as our first open-sourced testing tool! Stay tuned for news on Odo as we work towards open-sourcing that as well.
We had about 45 attendees from Netflix, Bitbar, Google, Bill.com, Yahoo, and more come by while some of our very own Grouponers came for support as well. All in all, it was a great success. There were a few people who reached out for opportunities with us, and a mobile testing start-up talked with us about partnering on Odo development.
At Groupon, we’re not just ensuring our site’s capacity can support extreme bursts in traffic or that our features released on www.groupon.com and mobile apps are delivering great experiences for our consumers and merchants; we’re also firms believers that as testers, we know what other testers need to get the job done. We’ve been solving complex testing problems with innovative testing solutions and we’re working on open-sourcing them to give back to the test community at large.
Check out our Groupon Test Engineering Meetup page for information about the event.
And this is just the beginning!