YUI Theater — Reid Burke: “Yeti: YUI’s Easy Testing Interface” (43 min.)

By YUI TeamDecember 7th, 2010

YUI engineer Reid Burke speaks at YUIConf 2010 at Yahoo! HQ in Sunnyvale, CA.

Testing cross-browser web applications has been too difficult for too long: You’re either manually reloading browsers or struggling with complicated automation software. In this session from YUIConf 2010, YUI engineer Reid Burke (@reid) talks about how YUI’s Yeti project helps to address these problems. Reid discusses when you should use automated testing for your frontend code, how Yeti works with YUI Test, how to setup cross-browser testing in minutes and how the YUI team uses Yeti to ship a better product. (A useful and related session from YUIConf 2010 is Nicholas C. Zakas’s presentation on the new YUI Test.)

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