49: Nate Taylor: Create Robot Users with Protractor

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Protractor is an automated testing framework for testing AngularJS applications in the browser. In this episode you'll discover all the benefits of using Protractor to test your AngularJs application as we speak with Nate Taylor, author of the PluralSight course's Introduction to Protractor and TDD as a Design Tool.

About Nate Taylor


Nate has been a professional software developer and has also been programming for fun for almost thirty years. Nate has worked on C++ Windows applications and C# WinForm applications, as well as with .Net on the web. He has recently been doing some NodeJS work as well as Backbone/Marionette and AngularJS.

Nate is a big proponent of TDD.

Nate is also a speaker at many dev/tech conferences and is a Pluralsight author – and if anyone he works with is writing buggy code, watch out – Nate also practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and competes in at least four tournaments a year.

Nate can be found chilling out in the Midwest, and for some reason enjoys living there (he actually chooses to live where temperatures can range from 100+ degrees to below 0).

Quotes & Insights from this Test Talk

  • In TDD the tests are secondary – what I get out of TDD is a cleaner, more maintainable software

  • I can come home and be sure that the code I wrote that day is working like I told it because I wrote test that verify it.

  • Protractor will wait for Angular automatically without having to add explicit waits.

  • Find out what Jasmine is

  • Protractor is an tool that falls somewhere in the middle of unit testing and end-to-end test tool

  • Can be used by both Developers and QA testers

  • If you're lazy automation is perfect for you
  • Much, much more!


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