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July 26, 2010 by adam goucher

A Smattering of Selenium #21

I thought it had been a slow week — until I looked at how many browser windows I had open. I wonder if that was why things were feeling a bit sluggish…

  • Some bits of history from Simon Stewart
  • More history lessons on Cloud Computing Show #35 where Jason recounts the origin of Se (and other stuff)
  • I still maintain that Continuous Deployment to production is near unethical, but a lot of the tricks that companies are using to support it are pretty cool. Continuous Deployment, Code Review and Pre-Tested Commits on Digg4 details some that Digg uses. Only cursory mention of Se, but once you have Se running inside a CI server of some sort, these thoughts become interesting-er.
  • The Kitchen Sink – why not all tests need automating has things like Just because we can automate a test doesn’t mean that we always should. As a consultant, I need to get this point across to clients all the time. Every. Single. Day.
  • At the risk of being too meta, there is now Selendion which looks like it drives Concordian with Se
  • Frank is billing itself as ‘Selenium for iOS’. Except that I believe Se2 already has support for that.
  • Moving on to the second example is part of a series of posts about exploration of Se2 using Ruby. This particular post is the ruby-fication of the second example of the WebDriver tutorial.
  • Debugging XPath and CSS locators with Selenium IDE originated with a question on the RobotFramework-Users mailing list and ended up being a screencast. We should do more of those.
  • Boomerang seems like a project that someone should write a tutorial on integrating with Se
  • Review: TDD Screencasts is a review of Kent Beck’s new TDD Screencast series (I really should buy this). While yes, we typically don’t do TDD using Se for speed reasons, this paragraph resonated and since I do the list, I’m including it.

    A great message I got from the screencasts is that your tests should tell a story. You compose that narrative in steps, so as to not trip yourself up. Many times you are probably required to develop against a backend service or directly with a database. So that’s how the story starts. Hello Mr. Database, are you there? May I put something in you?
  • If you are a PHP developer and using NetBeans, then Testing with PHPUnit and Selenium might be of interest.
  • Integrating Selenium Tests into CruiseControl.Net via NUnit is what it claims
  • Avoiding Brittle Element Selection with Selenium2 tackles a constant topic using Se2 — but it can be applied to Se1 as well
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