Groupon Test Engineering showcases its mojo!

at March 26th, 2014

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!

Groupon Test Engineering's first Meetup event - Palo Alto

Groupon Test Engineering’s first Meetup event – Palo Alto

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3 thoughts on “Groupon Test Engineering showcases its mojo!

  1. Hi guys I met Danny at the Mobile-Testing-Days in Berlin a few weeks ago. He was talking about Odo and I can´t wait to play with it. Do you guys have any timeplan when you´ll release it? Thanks for a short feedback Andy

    by Andy on June 13, 2014 at 2:00 am
  2. Hey Andy, Thanks for your interest in Odo! We'll have Odo out on our public github site (https://github.com/groupon) as late as next week. So it's right around the corner!! -patrick

    by Patrick Nguyen on June 17, 2014 at 1:05 pm
  3. Good news! Odo is now open sourced. You can find the source/README at https://github.com/groupon/odo and the first Beta release at https://github.com/groupon/odo/releases Please ping us with any feedback you may have.

    by David van der Bokke on June 18, 2014 at 4:20 pm

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