Peter Thomas

Creator of @KarateDSL

Peter is a Distinguished Engineer at Intuit and the creator of the "Karate" test-automation framework. An avid open-source enthusiast, Peter's first open-source project "CB2XML" was created on SourceForge way back in 2004 and incredibly still sees active releases by the current maintainers. A regular on the tech-conference circuit, Peter has appeared at the Ministry of Testing Dallas, DevConf.IN, Test Talks, Test Automation Guild, GraphQL Asia and Selenium Conf Tokyo. Peter also appears in the TechBeacon list of Test Automation Leaders to follow in 2019.


Talks on Wurreka:

Karate started out as an open-source tool for testing web-services - and has evolved to become the only open-source tool to combine API test-automation, mocks and performance-testing into a single, unified framework.

Just over 2 years old, Karate's success is evident in how regularly it turns up in blog-posts, social-media mentions, job-listings and even in tech-conferences world-wide. And in 2019, it debuted in the reputed ThoughtWorks Tech Radar - which has led to even more adoption.

The performance-testing capability is relatively recent and not many people know that it can integrate seamlessly into even non-HTTP flows because of how easy it is to hook into Java code from Karate. If you are part of a platform team that needs to do performance-testing of any kind, not just web-services, but things such as gRPC or big-data ingestion then this session is for you.

The Karate project has recently achieved an audacious goal - which is to expand into user-interface testing, and compete with the usual suspects in the wide-world of test-automation tools - both open-source and commercial. You will get a sense of Karate's capabilities and how it compares with the competition in this session.

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