February 21, 2011 by adam goucher
A Smattering of Selenium #42
Is this week’s post the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything Selenium?
- Selenium 2 – Get Number of Rows in a Table illustrates what is advertised, though it feels like there has to be a shorter way to do this along the lines of getXpathCount() or getCssCount()
- Atlassian Plugin SDK – how to provide optional selenium tests explains how to wire up Se with the Atlassian toolkit and has a couple task specific tips as well.
- Automated Test for Facebook Canvas Apps – Front-end automation with Selenium is very buzzword compliant: Selenium-WebDriver, Facebook, Canvas. All it needs is to run on a mobile device.
- Sauce Labs have released Se-Builder which is their interpretation of what a next generation record/playback tool might look like.
- I’m sure I had to know about this already, but Jenkins: The Definitive Guide is an open-source book on everyone’s favourite politically embroiled CI server. Speaking of politics, here is an interesting graph.
- Measure Anything, Measure Everything seems pretty cool. Suspect you could do something in your scripts to ping the counter so you could get visualizations of your runs.
- Se-IDE Natural Language Extension is very cool. Now, if only they had gone the extra step to make it a plugin
- Pushing the Boundaries of Test Automation is useful if you too are pushing boundaries — and most people are at least once per application
- Lift Testing has an example of writing Se scripts using ScalaTest. Think that is the first time I’ve seen that.
- Custom C# formatter for Selenium details a bit of the journey and links to a formatter that uses Fluent Assertions.
- The Case for “Longevity/Endurance” (Session-Based Testing) in Selenium partially rebuts the single, small, Se script idea. Or at least provides a counter example.
- I hack runners for fun, so A Unit Testing Framework In 44 Lines Of Ruby has all sorts of geek appeal.
- Hacking Selenium to improve its performance on IE has, well, hacks to improve Se time on IE. These are Se-RC specific, but came up in an Se-WebDriver context.
- Automatiser les tests Selenium avec Maven took over the selenium twitter search for a day or so — which isn’t that interesting except that it is French. Seems there is an under-served market there. Oh, and Google Translate is horrible on pom.xml examples.
- JSHint is another of those things that would be fun to integrate into a Se run