Pacific Northwest Software Symposium
September 15 - 17, 2006 - Seattle, WA
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Testing with Selenium
This session describes the use and workings of Selenium, the open source web user interface testing tool.
Selenium is one of the most powerful functional testing frameworks to come from the open source world in a long time. This session covers all aspects of Selenium, starting from its origins as an internal user-acceptance testing tool through testing Ajax applications. This session covers Selenium functionality, syntax of the test scripts (both HTML and the scripting language), keywords, testing techniques, recording tests, creating extensions, and testing Ajax applications. Selenium is the premiere testing tool for Ajax, so I show several examples of the power of Selenium combined with Ajax.
Key Session Points
- Selenium origins and background
- Building tests
- API overview
- The Selenium IDE
- Testing Ajax Applications
- 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 »