Test Automation Summit Planning Meeting

Well 0.7 has released, and we have been busy laying the ground work for the Test Automation Summit. We’re ready to expose some of these preparations and plans and get to work on the documentation that we’ll need in order to do the Summit.

In order to review the plans and to parcel out the work, we’re going to discuss this at the next two QA Chat IRC meetings. These meetings occur at 17:30 UTC (click to find the time in your zone). The next one will be tomorrow, November 15. And the following one will be November 22.

Several great folks have stepped forward to help out, and we’re looking forward to making this a success. If you are waiting for to get involved, then wait no longer! We will have lots of tasks from writing code samples, to writing documentation, to doing publicity.

I imagine that for most people out there, talking and learning about test automation doesn’t sound like much fun. We’re going to talk more about this when we start doing the big publicity for this event, but I’ll let you in on a secret. We’re going to be working on XPCShell tests, which are written in JavaScript. We’re going to be teaching you what you need to know about JavaScript to be effective.

JavaScript is the heart of anything built on the Mozilla platform. That means that if you’ve always wanted to learn how to write a patch or an extension for Firefox, Thunderbird, Sunbird, Songbird, Seamonkey etc, then you will need to know JavaScript. This event (and learning by helping us prepare for the event) will help you get some hands on practice with the basics of JavaScript and start you on your way.

So, keep that in mind, we’ll be talking about it more in the coming weeks. I hope to see you at the QA Chat in #calendar-qa.

Happy Testing!


  1. Spend a lot of time planning projects etc in my job and something like sunbird is ideal. I am also trying word perfect X3 as an alternative to microsoft 2007! Ouch we can only wait and see. Any chance of beta testing your sunbird? Presently trying firefox 3 on Vista Ultimate But loads of problems.
    Les Perry