2013 Retrospective: a year’s reflection

Just a couple of day and the year 2013 comes to its end. It’s time to look back and reflect what I have done this year. Quite a lot of things came across my path: daily work, sales meeting, testing conferences, writing articles, training people and my promotion. Yes, you read it well, I have been promoted to a different business unit: consultancy 🙂 ! (this means that I will do a bigger variety of assignments across the Netherlands) I worked for the following customers in 2013:

SpilGames Implementation of an automated testing framework using the open source stack.

Dimpact Implementation of performance testscripts to measure the server-side performance (Jmeter) as well as the client-side performance(WebDriver).

Steinweg Tool selection for a new testautomation implementation for their entire landscape. (ongoing)

Sanoma Implementation of performance testscripts to measure the server-side performance (Jmeter) as well as the client-side performance(WebDriver). (ongoing)

Hema Test Automation POC using C# / WebDriver.

Postcode loterij Test Automation implementation using Java / WebDriver.

Richard Oosterhof PHP Selenium Automation. (ongoing)

Below a list of articles I wrote in 2013:

May 2013: “Implementeren van Behaviour Driven Development” in the Spring Special of TestNet Nieuws (TestNet Nieuws 2013 – 1, page 14)

June 2013: “Behave yourself – BDD for testers” in Professional Tester (Issue 21)

June 2013: “The benefits of BDD” in Professional Tester (Volume 5: Issue 3)

September 2013: “Implement Maintainable Test Scripts by applying Design Patterns” in Software Developer”s Journal (Selenium 2 WebDriver)

Below a list of conferences I visited in 2013:

May 2013: “Het overbruggen van de communicatiekloof met Behavior Driven Development/Testing (BDD/T)” at the Spring event of TestNet (Event)

June 2013: “Structured functional automated web service testing” at Test Automation Day in Rotterdam (Event | slides)

July 2013: “Aan de slag met Selenium WebDriver” at TestNet Summerschool (Event | slides – “Aan de slag met Selenium”)

November 2013: “Getting started with Selenium WebDriver” at Software QS Tag in Nürnberg (Event)

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