Amex Londroid

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 18:30
The London Android Group - Londroid

The first event of 2019 is here!

This month we have Londroid sponsored by Amex where we get together for a couple of talks, food and drink, and a chance to network and socialize with fellow engineers.

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION: You will need to register on Eventbrite to gain entrance to this FREE event. Registration will open on the 10th January at 10am.

Tweet us @Londroid on the night and you will go into a raffle draw to win an Android Things kit.

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Evening schedule

6:30 Open for arrival
6:50 Welcome to Londroid
7:00 Talk one
7:30 Q&A
7:40 Talk two
8:10 Q&A
8:20 Social, food and drinks


Talk one: Getting the Most Out of Your Beta Tests: Common Mistakes You Should Avoid

Beta Testing is an effective tactic that can help you squash bugs and gather feedback to iterate faster and build better apps. In this talk we will discover some common beta testing mistakes, their effect on your test, and how to avoid them.

Speaker: Sherief Abdul-Ezz

Sherief is a content creator at Instabug who specializes in researching and producing material to help mobile developers and Instabug users build better apps through beta testing best practices and tips

Talk two: Get the flake out

Automated UI tests play an important part in the development of our mobile apps. Espresso is a broadly used testing framework on the Android platform, but running it on a continuous integration system for a large project with a substantial number of tests requires solid configuration. We often focus on the architecture of our applications, but do we think as much about the architecture of our tests? In this talk we will explain how our UI tests are organised, their architecture, libraries, configuration and execution.
When working with Espresso, we may also face an issue of test flakiness. We will walk through the solutions we introduced to significantly reduce the number of flaky tests.


Jarek Ankowski is an Android engineer working at American Express on the main Amex app. In Android world since Eclair. Addicted to gigs and peanut butter.

Sandeep Nair is an Android developer in American Express, currently working on enhancing the Amex Mobile app. He started mobile apps development with Symbian and Qt before moving to Android.

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