TestFlix 2021 - Jonathan Lipps - The Test Tribe

TestFlix 2021 – Jonathan Lipps

'TestFlix 2021' - Esteemed Speaker​

Jonathan Lipps

Director, Learning and Education Programs at HeadSpin

Atomic Talk Title: Build An Appium 2.0 Plugin In Under 8 Minutes

Part of the mission of Appium 2.0 is to make it easy for anyone to create and distribution their own drivers and plugins. This talk will walk you through the creation of a simple Node.js-based Appium 2.0 plugin in less than 8 minutes! I hope it can be useful to help kickstart your own ideas for building on top of Appium as a platform.


  1. What an Appium 2.0 plugin is
  2. How to scaffold an Appium 2.0 plugin
  3. How to handle a specific WebDriver command in a plugin
  4. Where to go for more information about plugins


Speaker Bio

Jonathan Lipps is an entrepreneurial software developer by career, with an academic background in philosophy, linguistics, and theology. He is the project lead for the Appium mobile automation platform, and helps the world use Appium more effectively for their mobile test automation through my work as Director, Learning and Education Programs at HeadSpin, taking the world’s best test automation training from concept to reality. When he is not doing those things you can find him writing on the philosophy of technology or making music.


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