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Radio Liferay Episode 59: Testing @ Liferay with Kristoffer Onias and Victor Ware

  Yay, another episode, and maybe in time to sweeten your trip to Devcon in Amsterdam. I spoke to Kristoffer Onias and Victor Ware. Both work on testing Liferay with different areas of interest. You'll hear quite a bit about what Liferay does internally on testing.

I actually talked to them quite a while ago, and the episode has been sitting on my disk since then.The numbers that you hear may no longer be accurate, but the overall information definitely is. Sorry for keeping it a secret for so long (there's an even longer kept secret... up next...)

We're talking about these (and more) topics

  • Different levels of Tests:
    • Unittests
    • Integration Tests
    • Functional Tests
  • How SPA influenced frontend testing
  • Selenium, Selenium IDE, Web Driver, Capybara, Docker, and Jenkins
  • How pull requests are tested before they reach their addressee
  • The scale of Liferay's testing infrastructure
  • KC's (at the time) still unnamed project. Watch out for him at the North American Symposium for updates to this. Oh, and: By now his project actually has a name: Testray
  • Maintenance of large test sets - UI locators etc.
  • SevenCogs and its resurrection
  • How to scale testing infrastructure for potentially a lot more servers and environments
  • The Test Pyramid
  • A wild idea: Livestream of test runs
  • Liferay's Testing Whitepaper and a Testing Webinar
  • 50 shades of red and its part 2

Follow @RadioLiferay and me (@olafk) on twitter.

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Radio Liferay Episode 53: Nate Cavanaugh - New frontend features in Liferay 7

  I met repeat guest Nate Cavanaugh, Liferay's Director of UI Engineering, at this year's Devcon and he answered all UI-based questions that we could quickly think about - specifically with regards to Liferay 7.

As we recorded this on site at Devcon, you'll hear more background noise than usual - Auphonic did their best to clean the recording, and they did a great job.

Here are some of the topics that we talked about:

  • UI frameworks get out of style soon. Can I still use AngularJS?
  • Do I have to throw everything away that I have invested already?
  • The YUI story and what its discontinuation means for AlloyUI
  • Will AUI be reimplemented on jQuery? Is jQuery part of Liferay 7? What about different versions of jQuery?
  • metal.js
  • Lexicon, UI-Language, User Interface Guidelines
  • Artifacts and Implementation of Lexicon
  • Bootstrap, Bootstrap components, Atlas, the bootstrap versions in Liferay 6.2 and the components of it that are available.
  • What happens when Bootstrap 4 comes out?
  • Single Page Application, SPA, SennaJS: Go without full page reloads, largely by default.
  • New Theming Tools - You can also use new tools in Liferay 6.2 (AYOR though). No more _diffs folder, pure frontend packages, themelets.
  • What kind of themelets do we wish to have?
  • We probably have forgotten something. Ask your questions in the comment section of this episode to be covered in future episodes.

Follow @RadioLiferay (Nate) and @olafk (me) on twitter.

You'll find this episode - and make sure that you don't miss any of the future episodes - by subscribing to  http://feeds.feedburner.com/RadioLiferay. You can also subscribe on itunes.: Just search for "Radio Liferay" or just "Liferay" in the podcast directory. If you like this, make sure to write a review for the podcast directory of your choice - or find everything about Radio Liferay on liferay.com/radio.

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