Selenium at STPCon - Dallas 2011
by hugs on Oct 25, 2011
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Selenium is the most popular open-source tool for acceptance testing dynamic web applications. In Selenium 2.0, the Selenium project merged with the WebDriver project. This session will explain the ...
Selenium is the most popular open-source tool for acceptance testing dynamic web applications. In Selenium 2.0, the Selenium project merged with the WebDriver project. This session will explain the benefits of Selenium 2.0's technology and go into detail on what is and is not changing. If you like browser test automation, you'll enjoy what's cooking in Selenium 2.0.
Despite it's widespread industry adoption, the Selenium project is far from done. Selenium's goal is to drive any browser the same way an end user would (e.g. opening pages, clicking buttons, entering text, etc.) with any programming language on any OS platform. It's an ambitious goal, and with a steady stream of new browsers (Chrome), new platforms (Android, iPhone), and new HTML5 technologies (video, canvas, offline storage) to support, just keeping up is an arduous task.
This session will also cover trends in testing and test automation, and how Selenium fits into the bigger project management picture. Specific guidance will be given on how to determine what should be tested with Selenium and how to deal with the problem of brittle, expensive-to-maintain Selenium tests.
Oh, and robots. The talk will have robots.
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