Dallas Drupal Users Group: Automated Testing with Selenium

Submitted by allan on Sat, 08/18/2012 - 22:39
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Everyone, Make sure to join me as I speak to the local Dallas Drupal Users Group and give them a quick lesson on Selenium. If you miss it, worry not, as I will have a recorded copy of the talk as well as the slides on slide share all posted right here for your viewing pleasure. RSVP and let us know you are coming! UPDATED: I've got the slides up. Again, I forgot to record, but probably for the better. I'm going to write a series of blog posts on the subject though. Three in fact. Also checkout the HTML version of the slides.
Selenium: What is it good for? Absolutely Something! Common symptoms of the need for automated testing are:
  • Missed Deadlines
  • Grumpy and overworked QA
  • Large support Queues
Automated testing with Selenium is the first step to start relieving those symptoms and is relatively easy to get going with the most basic tests requiring just a quick run through the websites most used features with Selenium IDE. Allan Chappell, Web Developer and Selenium Expert from AllPlayers.com will present an overview of several solutions using combinations of Selenium, PHPunit, and continuous integration software such as Hudson, to show that automated Selenium Testing can be achieved by any team, no matter how big or small. Selenium:
  • Selenium IDE: A comprehensive walkthrough of the misunderstood IDE
  • Storing Tests: A guide to Automated Testing at its most basic level
  • Overview: The features used by the Default Selenium Test Driver.
  • Test Translation: The first steps to using PHPUnit to manage and run your tests
  • Continuous Integration: What does it mean to be continuously integrated?
  • Getting SetUp: A quick tutorial to get you set up to run selenium tests on code rollout