July 17, 2012 by adam goucher
A Smattering of Selenium #102
Apparently my body isn’t quite on left coast time…
- Butter Performance is a nice experience report on making a [big] html table behave. All sorts of headaches this would cause for automation.
- I’m now starting to think more about caching since some of that information is included in HAR files. So if you are automating against a Rails site, Advanced Caching in Rails: Revised could be of values
- Scaling lessons learned at Dropbox, part 1 is another fun experience report including a bit of hints at Dropbox’s own version of Netflix’s Chaos Monkey
- Finding the broken links in a webpage using Selenium is Se-RC, but the idea is sound. Notice how they are not using Se to follow the link. This is why Se-RC and WebDriver is soo much more powerful than Se-IDE.
- Mozilla’s WebQA team launched a new blog, and then immediately posted a flurry of things. Not to see if they can keep up the pace!
- How Many Build Agents Does My Project Need? (a.k.a. “The $16,000 Question”) is Bamboo specific, but the idea is sound and should apply equally to other CI containers
- I can not tell you how much I dislike JS Widgets. Here is how to use WebDriver with DHTMLX ComboBox
- RSpec-2.8 is released! is about 6 months late to be ‘news’, but –order random should be an option on all runners
- Speed Up the Development of Calabash-Android Tests talks about how they extended irb to have a shell which will run things on their device. This seems like an stealable idea; run Se Server in a terminal, execute a script which doesn’t close the browser, run commands against it. Just thinking out loud…
- expecter is now on my shortlist to play with. But what is the soft-assert version of an expect? A hope?