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Jul 1, 2015 - 2 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog WebDriver

OperaDriver is now officially deprecated in my code

Anyone remember Opera? For a while it had the best developer tools and the best JavaScript debugger. It also had ‘good, not great’ WebDriver support, but an easy to add driver via maven. That stopped when Opera went from version 12.17 and the Opera Driver didn’t work on most recent versions of Opera when they moved to webkit and then blink. But if you still wanted to, you could still use the driver and run tests with the older version of Opera.

Jul 1, 2015 - 1 minute read - Migrating to WebDriver Selenium Simplified Blog Selenium-RC WebDriver

WebDriverBackedSelenium example on github now

I had a small WebDriverBackedSelenium example in my Selenium 2 WebDriver API Course codebase. Since the Selenium API has been deprecated by the main WebDriver project, although it can still be found in the current versions of Selenium WebDriver, I have moved the example to a separate github project. https://github.com/eviltester/webDriverBackedExample It isn’t much. It just shows how to get started with the API. But I’m making the split now, so that:

Jun 30, 2015 - 1 minute read - CompendiumDev Conferences

Test Automation Day 2015 Slides and Notes

I attended the Test Automation Day 2015 in Rotterdam to present a Keynote on “Lessons learned with Automation”. During the research for the talk I delved into the history of automation and was fascinated to discover such a close correlation between the issues and controversies of the 1950s and the concerns and issues with ‘Test Automation” in the present day. You can find my slides and some supporting notes on my conference talk page.

May 12, 2015 - 7 minute read - Evil Tester Exploratory Testing Technical Testing

Lessons Learned Testing QA Mail for Black Ops Testing

On the Black Ops Testing Webinar of 11th May 2015 we tested QA Mail. You can find a write up and watch the webinar replay over on BlackOpsTesting.com This post, expands a little on how I approached the testing and what I learned. A long time ago, on a job far away, my team and I had to test website registrations and emails on various account events. For our interactive testing this was fairly simple, we could use our company accounts or gmail accounts and then reset the environment and then we could re-register again.

May 5, 2015 - 5 minute read - Conferences Selenium Simplified Blog

Successful Test Automation for Managers

Illustration by Herb Lebowitz from the cover of "Automation" by Carl Dreher What questions do Test Managers have regarding automation? What concerns and issues do non-technical managers face with test automation? I presented at the Test Management Summit on the 29th April 2015 to try and find out. I’ve been an automator and a test manager so I’ve experienced both sides of the coin, but I’ve always had the benefit of technical and programming knowledge and experience.

May 5, 2015 - 1 minute read - CompendiumDev Conferences

Successful Test Automation for Managers

Illustration by Herb Lebowitz from the cover of “Automation” by Carl Dreher On the 29th April 2015, I presented “Successful Test Automation for Managers” at the Test Management Summit in London. The focus of this session was a discussion about automation from a management perspective. This would allow me to draw upon the experiences of the managers in the room and create a lively discussion. Partly of the aim of allowing managers with less technical experience draw upon the experiences of those more technical.

Apr 2, 2015 - 1 minute read - CompendiumDev Conferences

Technical Testing from Tabara de Testare on April 1st 2015

I attended the Tabara de Testare testing group on 1st April 2015 to present an introduction to Technical Testing. A little different from a normal conference talk in that the venue was spread over 4 Romanian cities, and I was in the UK. You can read more details and view the slides on the conference page.

Apr 2, 2015 - 2 minute read - Evil Tester Technical Testing

Virtually Live in Romania - Technical Testing Webinar to Tabara De Testare

On 1st April I presented Technical Testing to the Tabara De Testare testing group in Romania. I presented virtually over Google Hangouts. The Tabara De Testare testing group is spread over four cities in Romania, each of which live streamed the webinar to a room filled with their members. I could see the room via the presentation machines web cam. We also had 70+ people watching from the comfort of their own homes and workplaces.