January 31, 2011 by adam goucher
A Smattering of Selenium #39
Hey look! All caught up — only took a month…
- My opinions on Continuous Deployment are pretty widely known, but the IMVU folks certainly have a lot of neat tricks to ‘borrow’. Such as Buildbot and Intermittent Tests
- Dealing with an API that returns XML? Your scripts don’t care about the readibility, but it helps you as the human if it is formatted pretty. xml formatter is a glorious time save in that case.
- Who would have predicted this… Perl stuff
- Modern Perl is a free Creative Commons book on Perl (with a dead-tree version also available)
- I had thought the Se-RC style bindings had been abandoned, but heard second hand, they are alive and well.
- Webdriver Remote Driver is the start of work on a Se2 driver. Now to get the two projects working together.
- And the reason for the Perl stuff is Hudson and Selenium
- Since Se is using Sizzle now for locators, comes a tip – never do things like $(‘form *’). This is crazy costly, because Sizzle works from right to left. Will grab all elems first.. Not sure of the accuracy, but it makes sense.
- Part of the debate when doing BDD and TDD is the overlap that [naturally] occurs; Duplication between BDD and Unit tests addresses it, partly be reframing the question.
- webkitdriver is a project that aims to provide a WebDriver implementation for a light-weight in memory Web Browser
- This week’s Selenium killer is PhantomJS
- Achievement parodies are always amusing; here is on for Visual Studio — what would the Selenium ones look like?
- Koans are a trendy way to learn / practice a language. Here is a Koan-a-copia of them
- Want onto the speaking circuit? The 2011 Verify/ATI Conference is asking for presentations