Rocky Mountain Software Symposium
May 4 - 6, 2007 - Denver, CO
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This session discusses advanced Selenium techniques for testing web applications. It discusses techniques for both TestRunner and Remote Control Selenium, including data driven tests, creating branch points, testing Ajax applications, creating flexible tests, integration with continuous integration, and tons more.
By now, just about everyone has heard of Selenium, the revolutionary open source testing tool for web applications. This session takes Selenium to the next level, showing how to handle complex, real world scenarios in Selenium. It discusses Selenium setup for both TestRunner and Remote Control. Mostly, though, this session delves into specific techniques for testing real world kinds of behaviors in web applications. I discuss data driven tests, generated tests, decision points in tests, interactive Remote Control, integration with continuous integration, testing Ajax applications (including applications that only Selenium can test), and future directions. This session will turn up the volume on your testing to "11".
- Generating random values
- Data-driven tests
- Remote control Selenium
- Interactive mode
- Writing and running tests
- Decisions, decisions
- Test Reusability
- Integration with continuous integration
- Documenting tests
- Choosing the right mode for the job
- Extending Selenium
- Testing Ajax applications
- Testing data
- Testing dynamic user interface
- Specialized Selenium
- Future directions
About Neal Ford
Neal is Director, Software Architect, and Meme Wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery.
Before joining ThoughtWorks, Neal was the Chief Technology Officer at The DSW Group, Ltd., a nationally recognized training and development firm. Neal has a degree in Computer Science from Georgia State University specializing in languages and compilers and a minor in mathematics specializing in statistical analysis.
He is also the designer and developer of applications, instructional materials, magazine articles, video presentations, and author of 6 books, including the most recent The Productive Programmer. His language proficiencies include Java, C#/.NET, Ruby, Groovy, functional languages, Scheme, Object Pascal, C++, and C. His primary consulting focus is the design and construction of large-scale enterprise applications. Neal has taught on-site classes nationally and internationally to all phases of the military and to many Fortune 500 companies. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, having spoken at over 100 developer conferences worldwide, delivering more than 600 talks. If you have an insatiable curiosity about Neal, visit his web site at http://www.nealford.com. He welcomes feedback and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.More About Neal »