A Smattering of Selenium #58
And here we go again with more links than I thought I had collected…
- There are a metric tonne of site on the internets which are on how to scam your way through a Se interview. Hiring Selenium QA people provides some fodder on how one could look for and hire Se folk.
- Why I don’t use spork reminds us that pain is [sometimes] a good thing.
- The Jenkins project is having a conference on October 2 in the same hotel that SeConf was held.
- So long, farewell, and thanks for all the automation lessons learned (or: o hai beautiful Page Object Model AMO Selenium tests!) could win the prize for the longest title ever. And has a good lessons learned section at the bottom.
- Selunit lets you run your Selenese inside something like Jenkins
- ATDD is still ‘the next big thing’, but Raconteur seems pretty darn cool. If I worked in C# that is…
- From Agile 2011 we have
Pay close attention to the database section. I’m getting more and more convinced that this is the part that most companies can benefit the most from.
- How to get the args of a function in Python is one of those geeky things that is super helpful and likely a smell that you are trying something you shouldn’t be at the same time.
- Is your test automation actually agile? A Guardian Content API example. is part two of one linked in the last Smattering. And the last paragraph is so full of win.
- Our friends at Watir have released Watir 2.0. Congrats!
- I’ve not tried to run Cucumber in Jenkins, but explains how to do it should you have need
- More people should make logos out of lego.
- Waiting for elements when UI-testing with WebDriver and EPiTest explains a bit about the WebDriverWait class and has The road to UI-testing hell is paved with Thread.Sleep which would get it linked to in any event.
- One thing that keeps getting brought up around WebDriver is ‘how do I get the http code of a request?’. The short answer is you don’t. The long answer is you have to do something like HOWTO: Collect WebDriver HTTP Request and Response Headers
- How Cadence Predicts Process reminds people to look at all parts of the process when speeding things up
- When building frameworks or DSLs it is useful to know how to make things as deprecated. deprecatable is one way to do it in Ruby
- Exploratory Testing in an Agile Context is another session handout from Agile 2011.
- #Selenium Tales from the road part 1 – Artifact Naming and Organization describes one way of organization your Se stuffs. That you need a convention I think is exactly why you should use dynamic suites via tags, but…
- The PyCon US 2012 Call for Proposals is now out.
- Continuous Deployment of iOS Apps with Jenkins and TestFlight describes how to build iOS apps in Jenkins (and if you want, pushing them up to TestFlight)
- Why oh why am I only just discovering requests which makes Python’s urllib2 usable.
- How to be a faster writer isn’t about writing scripts or code, but its ideas are still sound.
- I pretty much refuse to read anything in ACM format, but On the Criteria To Be Used in Decomposing Systems into Modules could be of interest to someone without my biases.
- An Inside Look at the GIL Removal Patch of Lore is the geekiest bit of writing I’ve read all month.
- I had forgot how much I enjoy purpose built sites like Is the internet down?
- I did a webinar on Page Objects the other week for which the video is now available. Its not embeddable, but there is at least a link around the registration wall above the form.