After the first meetup (which was great) I thought the second one could be only worse. But to my great surprise, it was even better than the first one!
About ten of us appeared. Pizza was already there, so we started talking informally while eating pizza. (We even had a snack and refreshment sponsor, Calyx.)
Karlo brought a few books, I brought a few and we organized a little library. I think I got a pretty good deal, I borrowed a few good books:
- Perfect Software: And Other Illusions about Testing by Gerald M. Weinberg
- Lessons Learned in Software Testing by Cem Kaner, James Bach and Bret Pettichord
- Testing Computer Software, 2nd Edition by Cem Kaner, Jack Falk and Hung Q. Nguyen
(Book reviews coming soon.)
While we were still eating pizza, Karlo had a talk about The Grinder, a Java Load Testing Framework. After that I talked about Watir (automated testing that doesn’t hurt), Cucumber (making BDD fun) and Sikuli (automate anything you see) and how I use them together.
A really important part of every meetup are informal conversations in pairs or small groups, and we also had plenty of those.
A really good meetup. If you have a chance to attend the next one, I would highly recommend it.