Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Kscope Monday

The Monday started off with the general session. The most awaited announcement was: Where will Kscope have it's residence in 2015? The answer can be found on www.kscope15.com (in short: in an awesome resort in Florida).
After that, the selection begins ... which session should I attend... I picked two interesting sessions about the APEX Listener / Oracle Rest Data Service. This product is growing fast in functionality and will get more important in the Oracle infrastructure soon!
My favorite session of the day was the one from John Scott, called "Removing the boring from testing". A maybe slightly misleading title, as he was covering utterly cool "headless browsers". Apart from NodeJs, which is a headless server, you can also have an headless browser: a browser without a screen output. Using these tools you can programmatically - using JavaScript - call webpages and examine the result. So using this technique you can write test scripts - in an easy and familiar language - that can run without a browser. But it seems they can do way more than that. So it's time to check out and play around with SlimerJS, TrifleJS, PhantomJS and / or  CasperJS!
Later the traditional APEX Open Mic Night was a blast - as usual. The two hours where easily filled with 5-minute-no-Powerpoint-only-demo presentations. I think we could had gone on for one or two hours more ...
Another successful day in the books!
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