A Smattering of Selenium #56
Safari is starting to whinge about how many tabs I have open which means it is time for another post.
Ripple-UI is a cross-platform, mobile web application emulation environment. From RIM. Could be something interesting.
Tips From Our Codebase To Help You Write Reliable Selenium Tests has nothing I don’t violently disagree with. And makes me think we should just add Implicit Waits to the Se Server and be done with it.
WebDriver does not support Sizzle’s extensions to the CSS standard. As it rightfully should not. But it you really want to, you can do something like Creating a Sizzle CSS Selector handler for Selenium2/WebDriver in Java.
One of the things that Sizzle adds is :nth. Instead, we should likely start to think about is :nth-child. Useful :nth-child Recipes
Follow Up to Maintainable Automation ends with A long-term automation strategy isn’t just about writing great tests that help you deliver awesome software, it’s also about keeping your sanity as your software and tests evolve.
On the PageObject Pattern attempts to write up the Page Object Pattern in ‘proper’ Pattern format
CI systems are all about communication. And desktop monitoring apps can assist in that. And if you are using Jenkins then Jenx seems neat
How to use RobotFramework with the Selenium Library is a step-by-step tutorial for getting your first automated specification working.
rsel provides a Slim fixture for running Selenium tests, with step methods written in Ruby.
Slides from the latest SFSE..
The new Testing Pyramid is great.
Reliable tests with Selenium WebDriver
Slides from a webinar I gave yesterday.
I’ve seen a lot of keynotes. Most suck, this one doesn’t.
Improving developers enthusiasm for unit tests, using bubble charts is just cool
Google Chrome joins Simpletest Selenium framework for Drupal
Have a hard time finding unique CSS Selectors? CSSelectify Firefox plugin to help you locate unique CSS Selectors on a page could help
Don’t use IDs in CSS selectors? has some insight into how CSS actually work.
An Experience Report: Feature Toggling — which of course you should be using to turn off all the 3rd party crap that slows down your site during runs.