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Nov 12, 2012 - 2 minute read - Conferences Selenium Simplified Blog

Selenium Clinic, Best Tutorial, Eurostar 2012

At Eurostar 2012 Simon Stewart (@shs96c, blog) and I presented the “Selenium Clinic” a half day tutorial on WebDriver. We won the award for Best Tutorial. We prepared a shed load of material, just in case no-one asked any questions. Fortunately people did ask questions and the tutorial organised itself around the questions people had. We mostly managed to cover all the material we had. We didn’t get around to covering Page Object models in much depth and I don’t think we really covered domain models.

Nov 12, 2012 - 3 minute read - Conferences Evil Tester

Eurostar 2012 Reflections

And now the reflection: I loved the testing keynotes – not a single duffer and everyone hit the conference theme ( I hope I can include mine in that statement) Alan Page, fully bearded up – any respectable Alan knows he should present himself thusly, encouraged building a web of ideas and seeking out new knowledge, and now that I have his gamer tag I can see when he beats me on Trials HD Simon Stewart, fully bearded up – as any respectable WebDriver speaker knows he should present himself, gave a good overview of the history of Selenium, with parts I didn’t know before.

Nov 12, 2012 - 2 minute read - Conferences Evil Tester

Eurostar 2012 Outputs

I have almost recovered from Eurostar 2012. I expended a lot of effort in the preparation for it, and I think I can count it as investment rather than cost. I present, herein, the obvious, i.e. I can point at these, outputs: I created a webinar in preparation for Eurostar “Thinking Visually in Software Testing” As part of the Eurostar promotion I wrote an article in Professional Tester entitled “Abstraction in Action” dealing with some Test Automation abstraction principles.

Nov 6, 2012 - 2 minute read - Conferences Eurostar Evil Tester

The List' Unconventional Influences - Eurostar 2012

I have written up a model of my “Unconventional Influences” keynote from Eurostar 2012, it has the times when I think I should have mentioned certain things, and it has links to references that I hopefully referred to, at the time when I scheduled the reference. It may not make sense out of context, but if you attended then this may help you follow up on the sources of my influences.

Nov 1, 2012 - 1 minute read - Evil Tester Java Selenium Simplified Training WebDriver

My WebDriver Training Course goes live

I have released my new online training course. You can read the full details on SeleniumSimplified.com, so the summary is: Course Title: “Selenium WebDriver Basics With Java” 11+ hours of video lectures, and about 5-6 hours of your time to complete the exercises 200+ slides, 4000+ lines of example test code visit SeleniumSimplified.com for more details

Nov 1, 2012 - 1 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog WebDriver

Online Selenium WebDriver with Java Course Released

I have just released my “Selenium 2 WebDriver Basics With Java” course. The course offers hours of video instruction, covering the WebDriver API and using Java as the programming language. Completing all the exercises should take you an addition 5-6 hours. After you complete my free online course “Start Using Selenium WebDriver with Java” with IntelliJ then you’ll have your environment setup ready to follow the larger course. Because of the time involved in creating such a large course – over 200 slides and 4000 lines of example test code (as reported by MetricsReloaded), I have to charge for it.

Sep 26, 2012 - 2 minute read - CompendiumDev WebWatch

Links, Tools, Magazines and Stuff from the archives

I trimmed out some deadwood from the blog (it went back to 2001!). Early on in the blog I used to post a lot of links, they were like tweets before twitter. Some are still valid and useful, but the posts are not so I’m collating the stuff I thought useful below: Magazines Free Software Magazine [In]Secure - security magazine Crosstalk Software Test & Performance Methods & Tools Newsletter Useful Links xunit test patterns Peter Alfeld’s handy summary of “How to solve it” by G.

Sep 21, 2012 - 1 minute read - Links Selenium Simplified Blog

Creating your CSS and XPath locators

_I mainly use FirePath to create my CSS and XPATH locators. I also use the built in tools in Opera and Chrome._ I have an out of date and old post over on EvilTester.com “Use firefinder to help you construct Selenium CSS Selectors”. I rarely delete out of date posts, but I don’t use Firefinder any more. In Firefox use FirePath, this also runs as a Firebug addin and allows you to explore and experiment with CSS and XPath locators.

Sep 7, 2012 - 1 minute read - Maven Selenium Simplified Blog

Installing Maven for WebDriver on Windows 7

Just a quick post in case anyone else stumbles into issues configuring Maven on Windows 7 when you really just want to dive into WebDriver. I tried to follow along with the instructions for installing Maven on the maven site. http://maven.apache.org/download.html#Installation The original writer wrote the instructions for Windows 2000 and XP, so I shall assume they work on Windows 2000 and XP. For Windows 7, I found that if I created an M2 variable then, because alphabetically it comes before M2_HOME in a search, that M2_HOME did not expand in the paths.