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Apr 17, 2013 - 1 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog Training Courses WebDriver

Selenium 2 WebDriver Java API Cheat Sheets

I have released the cheat sheets that I provide during WebDriver training courses. These act as reminders of the WebDriver API, basic synchronisation, Hamcrest, JUnit, some tips for IntelliJ and CSS and XPath Selectors. Slides slides shared on google docs slideshare.net/eviltester/webdriver-cheatsheets-summary-slides Handouts handouts shared on google docs slideshare.net/eviltester/webdriver-cheatsheets-summary Feel free to print them out and keep them beside you when you work with Selenium 2 WebDriver to help you increase your familiarity with the WebDriver API.

Apr 17, 2013 - 2 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog WebDriver

OperaDriver 1.2 With Selenium 2.32.0 on Windows 8

“Hmm, why aren’t my tests on Opera working any more?” For those of you that want to skip to the chase and see my hack then I did this, just before I created a new OperaDriver(); System.setProperty("os.name","windows"); driver = new OperaDriver(); And thanks to you for sticking around to see the investigation process… Caused by: org.openqa.selenium.WebDriverException: Could not find a platform that supports bundled launchers, please set it manually Build info: version: '2.

Apr 14, 2013 - 3 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog Training Courses

Selenium 2 WebDriver Online Course Reviews

First, a big thank you to everyone who takes the time to post reviews on my online courses. Particularly when they also take the time to leave a comment. As it really helps explain to other people why they enjoy the course. I also appreciate all the feedback that I receive on the course, even when it doesn’t make its way into a review. The course changes based on the suggestions I received.

Apr 12, 2013 - 6 minute read - Entertainment Evil Tester

"I was a zombie tester" a true story

I was a testing zombie. And I confirm that the details herein conform to the truth as I recall it. Well a revenant actually This is a still from the 2002 film “Mad Dogs”, specifically 1 hour, 23 minutes and 44 seconds into the film. And that’s me on the left. In full zombie mode. And you can’t tell from the film still, but all of us in this picture are actually covered in fake blood and dirt.

Apr 10, 2013 - 2 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog Training Courses

Online Selenium WebDriver Course amendments

I’m giving my Online Selenium WebDriver Training courses a bit of minor overhaul. All volume updates have been completed now. I’m in the process of increasing the volume across the “Selenium 2 WebDriver API” course. I’m working backwards through the lectures so that the volume increase becomes a pleasant surprise rather than experiencing a decrease. I try to do a section a day, and I’m currently down to section 19, so I’ll do section 18 tomorrow.

Mar 28, 2013 - 2 minute read - Conferences Evil Tester

Think of a Word - a 99 Second Talk

I’ve said in various talks that I don’t enjoy creating, justifying, or applying, definitions. I think creating your own definition does work well as an exercise, because you can explore your vocabulary and try and create an encompassing statement of intent to cover what you mean when you use a word. And there exist, people who do the ‘definition’ thing really well. James Bach and Michael Bolton act as exemplars of this approach and freely share, discuss and debate their definitions via blogs and twitter.

Mar 25, 2013 - 2 minute read - Conferences Evil Tester

99 Seconds at TestBash 2.0

I presented a 99 second talk at the TestBash 2.0 I went to the TestBash with a different talk prepared, but it didn’t feel right for the TestBash so I created something else when I was there. As a result I forgot 1⁄4 of it, so I only hit about 70 seconds. I don’t think anyone noticed, but I’ll link to the recorded video should it ever find its way online.

Mar 6, 2013 - 4 minute read - Evil Tester Exploratory Testing Technical Testing Techniques Tools Training

What does a technical exploratory test session look like?

As part of “Technical Web Testing 101” I wanted to provide an example of what an exploratory test session with additional “Technical” focus might look like, at the same time demonstrating some of the capabilities of modern browsers whilst comparing them to proxy servers. Phew, a bit of a mouthful, and you can see the resulting video below. I uploaded the video to Youtube, as well as it forming part of the course, because I think it has interesting elements that can stand alone.

Mar 5, 2013 - 1 minute read - Evil Tester Techniques Tools Training

Technical Web Testing

![]http://compendiumdev.co.uk/images/courses/technical_web_testing_75pc.jpg) I have put “Technical Testing” at the top of my agenda this year and have just released a new course - Technical Web Testing 101. You can suggest things you want me to cover by filling in this 2 question survey. I pretty much ‘officially’ started this last year with “The Evil Tester’s Guide to Technical Testing” webinar for Eurostar. I followed this up in February at the Test Management Summit by hosting a session on “Managing Technical Testers”.