West Yorkshire Python User Group

The West Yorkshire Python User Group (WYPy) have been meeting monthly since 2007. Our meetings are free, and usually include at least one talk, as well as a trip to the pub.

We discuss our meetings on the Python Yorkshire and Humberside Google Group and you can also follow us on Twitter at @WYPython.

Geist UI Automation Library

Thursday November 14, 2013

This month Tony Simpson from The Test People (TTP) will be unveiling the Geist UI Automation Library which has been developed by The Test People and is being released under a permissive open source licence.

About the session

Geist is a Python library which provides a simple API for writing code which does visual automation of a user interface, this allows you to write programs or tests which interact with visual interfaces in a way similar to a human user.

TTP has developed Geist to allow them to reduce the time taken to implement functional and performance testing on technologies that are diverse or resistant to UI Object automation approached.

Things that will be covered:

  • The history and future of Geist;
  • The Geist library and how it works;
  • Discussion around applicability and approach.

Who's it for?

This session should be suitable for all. Anyone with an interest in automation or testing may find it particularly interesting.

Date and Time

Thursday 14 November. Talk at 7.30.

If you want to arrive before the talk, The venue will be open from about 6.30. We will be finished at around 9, and we will be going to the pub afterwards.

Location

We will be meeting at the offices of The Test People:

Floor 3
Albion Court
Albion Place
Leeds
West Yorkshire,
LS1 6JL

You will need to call Peter on <removed> for access, as we can't hear the buzzer at the door.

Coming up

Nothing scheduled yet. Please check back soon.

Previous meetings

  1. 2017

    1. April - Python/Django Workshop
    2. March - Becoming Polyglot - Lorna Mitchell
    3. February - February Social
  2. 2016

    1. September - (TBC) PyConUK Warmup
    2. June - Pair Programming Game
    3. May - Pair Programming Game
    4. April - Talisker - a Web Application Runtime
    5. February - February Social
    6. January - Fast Python Implementations: An Opinionated Review
  3. 2015

    1. November - Hypothesis, a QuickCheck style testing library for Python
    2. October - October Social
    3. September - Elephant taming for snake lovers
    4. August - How To Get Your Patch Accepted
    5. July - to pytest or not to pytest
    6. June - June Social
    7. May - Hacking on the WYPy website.
    8. January - Micropython
  4. 2014

    1. August - Simple Selenium Test - A case study
    2. June - Suggestions on designing a flexible framework
    3. May - Monitoring things that aren't computers
    4. April - Monitoring things that aren't computers
    5. March - Lightning talks: A Python editor/IDE show and tell
    6. February - Teaching Python at The Test People
  5. 2013

    1. November - Geist UI Automation Library
    2. September - Encouraging Contributions To Your Open Source Project
    3. July - Coding Session: Turtles All The Way Down
    4. May - Stormy Webber - Tornado for everyone
    5. April - PyCon US Review and social meeting
    6. March - Coding Session - Porting Restish to Python 3
    7. February - Inkscape and Python
  6. 2012

    1. December - Unit testing Django
    2. November - A Python powered media server
    3. October - IPython: tools for interactive computing
    4. June - Go From a Python Programmer's Perspective
    5. May - The Twisted Toolbox
    6. March - Coding Dojo
    7. February - Python Web Framework Comparrison (Part 2)
    8. January - Python Web Framework Comparrison (Part 1)
  7. 2011

    1. December - Coding Dojo
    2. November - Testing in Python
    3. October - Testing in Python and Using the SciPy toolset for interactive analysis
    4. August - Block World - Simon Davy