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Feb 12, 2013 - 1 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog WebDriver Webinars

First WebDriver Webinar Recording Available

The recording for my first Selenium Simplified WebDriver Webinar held on 8th Feb 2013 is available on youtube. This is the recording made by MeetingBurner’s software, which isn’t quite as good quality as a local recording but for a webinar seems fine. I’ll re-edit them from my local recordings at some point in the future. I didn’t record the questions people asked so it is just the ‘live coding’ replay with the thought processes.

Feb 11, 2013 - 4 minute read - Evil Tester Rants

V-Model Reclaimed

Let’s assume that the people who created the V-Model weren’t completely mental. Lets assume they had some secret mystical wisdom that over the ages has been corrupted and obscured by layers of rules. This video and post will not help you with any exam or ISTQB or anything that other people want you to parrot at them. I really only care about the practical application of models in testing. Not a universal definition.

Feb 11, 2013 - 1 minute read - Book Reviews CompendiumDev

I deleted some book reviews

I tidied up a few of the book reviews. Some of them I just deleted. And that might explain how you ended up on this page through a redirection. I deleted some reviews because they didn’t add value. Some were a weak summary of the book itself and offered no insight. I deleted some reviews because they were negative, and the review itself didn’t add value. i.e. the review itself didn’t educate or have any useful information, it basically just said ‘don’t read this book’.

Feb 1, 2013 - 2 minute read - Conferences Evil Tester Rants

You should submit to Conferences

Last post I said you ‘can’ submit to conferences. Now I say you ‘should’ submit. For a while I didn’t submit to conferences and I let other people set the agenda for software testing. But sometimes I didn’t fully agree with them, and sometimes I disagreed. And I didn’t see anyone making quite the point I wanted to see made. Fail: But I didn’t think that I had anything to offer, even though I had a different perspective on things.

Jan 31, 2013 - 1 minute read - CompendiumDev Conferences

Tutorial: Lessons Learned With BDD

At the January 2013 “Test Management Summit” I presented a half day tutorial entitled “Lessons Learned with BDD” Subtitled: Thinking and automating with Domain Specific Languages. This was an opinionated overview of BDD where the underlying theme was that BDD involves the creation of a DSL. Slides: Lessons learned with Bdd: a tutorial (slides)

Jan 28, 2013 - 3 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog Webinars

WebDriver Webinar - Testing a Live App - Friday 8th February at 14:00 GMT

Previously, I described the basic Webinar aims. Now the details. I plan to do the first Webinar on Friday 8th February at 14:00 GMT You can register for the webinar here. You need flash to tune in and watch the webinar live. You can join the email Webinar Mailing list by clicking here. I will not cover the setup of the various tools, because I’ve covered that in the free getting started course.

Jan 28, 2013 - 2 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog Webinars

Answered: What FREE Selenium WebDriver Webinars would you like to watch?

I uploaded a survey a month or so ago, asking what people wanted to see in some webinars. Thanks to all the people who responded: in the survey, via email, and via blog comments. A summary of the feedback follows: Some people want general Java stuff That is not really what these webinars will be about, although I will try and explain the Java as I go, because unless I say in advance that I’m targetting advanced users, I’ll be making these as accessible as I can.

Jan 17, 2013 - 1 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog WebDriver

A few free Selenium WebDriver videos

When I created my Full Online WebDriver course I made a few of the videos free. I’m slowly releasing them on to YouTube to increase their reach. Yes, they act as teasers and advertising for the course, but I tried to pull out videos that help explain the basics in a simple overview way. The list for the non-fussy and eager among you: Historical Overview of Selenium WebDriver Introduction to Maven for Selenium 2 WebDriver Training Summary of Why Maven How is Maven getting the dependencies The first set of videos are a History of Selenium.

Jan 7, 2013 - 3 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog WebDriver

Are you using dependency management yet?

When I wrote “Selenium Simplified” I was not using dependency management much. At work we were slowly migrating over to Maven but many of the libraries we were using had to be referenced either locally from the Maven pom or into a local repository manager like Artifactory or Nexus. I didn’t really want the hassle of explaining local references, as well as Maven, as well as setting up a local repo manager in a beginner’s book like “Selenium Simplified” so I stuck to Ant, with libraries managed in the version control system.

Dec 13, 2012 - 4 minute read - Conferences Evil Tester

You can submit to EuroStar 2013

Eurostar Conferences have published “The EuroStar 2013 call for submissions”. You should answer that call and submit a presentation. Note: Do not read this as an official EuroStar conference blog post, consider this a communication just between you and me. I form part of the programme committee. So everything I write here comes from my perspective, and since we have a committee, my perspective will receive the balancing influences of Bart Broekman, Rikard Edgren, Maaret Pyhäjärvi and Michael Bolton.