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Selenium ui paradigm - DDD North 2

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Selenium ui paradigm - DDD North 2

  1. 1. UI Testing Paradigm SELENIUMnathangloyn@NathanGloynDesign Code Releasenathans.dropbox@gmail.com
  2. 2. Agenda UI testing Why use Selenium? Selenium: Origins Selenium: IDE & Concepts Selenium: WebDriver Selenium: Advanced concepts Summary Questions
  3. 3. What is UI testing? a.k.a System Testing, Functional testing Use UI to drive the system All parts of system exercised Ensure that UI behaves as expected
  4. 4. Testing through the UI Pros  Ensure that system works as a whole  Easy regression testing Cons  Expensive  Time consuming
  5. 5. Why use Selenium Free Open source Supports Java, Ruby, .Net, Python, PHP & Perl Portable Combine with other tools
  6. 6. Origins Thoughtworks Jason Huggins Javascript Java + Http Request Simon Stewart WebDriver
  7. 7. Origins: ProjectsSelenium 2.0 1.0 Web driver Selenium CoreRemote Control IDE Grid
  8. 8. Selenium IDE Firefox addin Record & replay Supports plugins Creates Selenese scripts Can output unit tests in various languages
  9. 9. Selenium IDEDemo
  10. 10. Concepts: Assert vs Verify a.k.a hard or soft assertions Different uses Fail Assert = immediate test failure Fail verify = continue to end of test Use depends on test
  11. 11. Concepts: Commands Actions  Click  keyDown Accessors  Title  Text Assertions  Assert  Verify
  12. 12. Concepts: Locators id Name Tag Name Attribute based Class Name CSS Link Content based Partial link Xpath Structure based
  13. 13. Concepts using Selenium IDEDemo
  14. 14. Selenium IDE: Summary Easy way to get started Able to create suites of tests Very good for quick smoke tests e.g navigation Test can be exported to different languages Limited to FireFox Very data sensitive Not usable from a CI server
  15. 15. Web Driver Has native browser specific drivers No server needed Object Oriented API HtmlUnit support Support for Selenium RC
  16. 16. WebDriverDemo
  17. 17. Brittle tests Data dependent Framework & test code combined Incorrect locators
  18. 18. Data Deterministic vs Non-Deterministic Static vs Dynamic Easier vs Hard
  19. 19. Brittle testsBad Code
  20. 20. Page Object Pattern Popular design pattern in testing Abstracts a page Encapsulates all operations Helps prevent brittle tests Page Object does not assert or verify
  21. 21. Page Object PatternDemo
  22. 22. Domain Specific Language Abstraction Specification Not a “proper” DSL Readable Build it piece at a time Investment
  23. 23. Domain Specific LanguageDemo
  24. 24. Summary Tests the application end to end Very easy to get going with Strategies to avoid brittle tests Free Investment in tests
  25. 25. Questions?

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