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  • Belfast, Northern Ireland - Get Directions
  • Jan 11, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Bad Code and Anti-patterns - a few examples of how to not write test code

Hi everyone,

Announcing this meetup to give you something to look forward to in the new year! Venue and sponsors to follow


Tell me does this sound familiar to you?

"Test Code is not production quality code and we don't need to hire experts who know how to write code to do automation."

What about this:

"I don't have time to review your test code. It is not important, anything can go there."

"The automation is unreliable. We don't care that those tests are failing they are always failing."

Test code is often ignored second class citizen where it is quite commonly believed that anyone can write it.

At the next Belfast Selenium meetup, I will show you a few examples of what is going to happen if these beliefs will run unchallenged for too long. We will look at a few code examples and discuss how those projects performed.

About the speaker - Maciej Wyrodek

„I am part of that power which eternally wills evil and eternally works good”

Software Development Engineer in Test with about six years of experience. Most of his career spent working for companies from the different part of the world. His curiosity led him to move to Ireland in 2016 where he worked first for Dell and now works for Rakuten Kobo.

He became tester because outside becoming demolition expert it was only available option to get paid for breaking stuff. Even though he specializes in Test Automation, his first love was Manual Testing. He loves experimenting seeing new things and how they affect his world. In free time writing his blog ( Where he aims to discuss different code smells in test automation. He also likes to share their various testing inspirations.

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