What is Selenium?
Selenium automates browsers. That's it.— SeleniumHQ.org Simply put, Selenium will help you make the browser do what you do, on it's own.
This is part one of the series of blog posts that explain the talks I've been giving at conventions and user groups recently. It is also based off the slides I used for the talks. The series will talk about Selenium, and how to use the different tools available to you to get automated testing started in your company. The difficulty becomes increasingly harder based on the part that you are on.
It turns out that I am presenting at the Dallas Drupal Days. It's going to be a very simular presentation to what I'm going to do on the 17th, however, don't let that stop you from coming to that one if you come to this one. I'm thinking of ways to spice up the Drupal Users Group talk with something a little more technical. UPDATED: I have slides but no video. The video didn't take due to a resolution change in the middle of the presentation. Will get you a better one at Dallas Drupal Users Group: Automated Testing with Selenium.
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.
In my work with AllPlayers.com, I have excelled my knowledge of Selenium probably double again. I started with Selenium for all the wrong reasons, but now, I consider myself pretty darn close to an expert. As a result, I was asked to come up with a solution that would implement Selenium on all of our development sandboxes via our configuration management system, Puppet. Now the truth is, I know very little about shell scripting.