The Selenium GuideBook
Dave Haeffner, the author of the new book The Selenium GuideBook: How to Use Selenium , successfully – shares with us his experience on how to succeed with test automation.
About Dave Haeffner
Dave is the writer of Elemental Selenium — a free, once weekly Selenium tip newsletter that is read by hundreds of testing professionals. He is also the creator and maintainer of ChemistryKit (an open-source Selenium framework). He has helped numerous companies successfully implement automated acceptance testing; including The Motley Fool, ManTech International, Sittercity, and Animoto. He is a founder and co-organizer of the Selenium Hangout and has spoken at numerous conferences and meetups about acceptance testing.
Quotes & Insights from this Test Talk
- How technology can help us achieve more by leveraging computers to do what they’re best at; freeing up humans to do what they’re best at.
- Learning Selenium is not a technical problem; it’s an information problem.
- Figure out who will own the automation framework in order to decide what programming language to use for Selenium automation. Remember: a programming language is simply a means to solve a problem when it comes to full stack testing; it’s not as though one is better suited than another.
- There are really only four key elements to create a rock solid framework:
- Test Parallelization,
- Simple command line wrapper,
- Cloud execution.
- Use page objects!
- Write atomic tests to setup and teardown data.
- Create shallow test and deep test to help create quick feedback loop in your CI environment.
- Automation for automation sake with 100% code coverage is a farce because its probably not going to give you what you think.
Java for Testers – Alan Richardson
Selenium 2 Testing Tools: Beginner's Guide – David Burns
Bridging the Communication Gap: Specification by Example and Agile Acceptance Testing –Gojko Adzic
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