DAY 2, February 13
14:00 - 14:45

Track B

Gil Tayar
Senior Architect and Developer Advocate


From the olden days of DOS, Gil was, is, and always will be a software developer. He has co-founded WebCollage, survived the bubble collapses, and designed cloudy projects at Wix.

His current passion is figuring out how to test software, a passion which he has turned into his main job as Senior Architect at Applitools, where he develops tests for software that tests software, which is almost one meta layer too many for him.

SPEECH: Visual Testing: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle

Automating functionality testing is important, but until now testing how an application looks was delegated to manual testing. This talk is an overview of visual testing and how it fits in the automation landscape.

In these days of multiple form factors automation is a necessity. But how to test how an application looks? Comparing pixels against a baseline yields too many false positives, and any small change in an application will drown you in failed tests that you need to fix manually.

In this talk, I will discuss why pixel comparison is not enough, some of the challenges of visual testing, and review how the current visual testing tools offer a solution to these challenges.