Learn fundamental techniques for automated player testing at Berlin Video Tech Meetup

Thasso Griebel is our Technical Lead for Mobile Development and he’ll be speaking at the Berlin Video Tech Meetup: Round 5 about the fundamental techniques for automated player testing.

Automated player testing

Automated tests are common practice and a widely used technique to ensure software quality and increase resilience to regressions. While frameworks and techniques for various areas of development exist, testing video playback can be hard. Testing players across platforms, a multitude of network environments, various content types, and encodings make the problem even harder.

At castLabs, we’ve been building streaming video players for various platforms since 2011. During various development cycles we discovered again and again how useful it can be to maintain a solid suite of automated tests around our video player SDKs. We also learned the hard way that it’s not easy to develop a set of tools that are stable and reluctant to random failures when testing video playback. One could think of various very sophisticated ways to ensure that a certain frame is rendered at a given time, however, in this talk we aren’t going to explore fancy solutions. Instead we’ll focus on some fundamental techniques to establish a solid test suite around video playback.

Thasso will be also open to chat about all things players, upcoming features, and things our team has been working on.

Thasso Griebel

Thasso Griebel
Technical Lead for Mobile Development

Speaker: Thasso Griebel

When: Monday, December 9, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (program starts at 6:30 PM)

Where: Berliner Philharmonie, Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1, 10785 Berlin


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