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Mar
28
comment Selenium 2.0 Webdriver file structure for automation testing
@ChawarongSongserm I'm considering developing my solution as an open-source project. I've implemented the system twice now, and I think the next incarnation will be suitable for broad use. Did you want to help out? If so, email me at mrstevegross@gmail.com.
Feb
27
comment Which language gives better career options: TCL or PERL?
I share your concern about focus on a particular language; however, keep in mind the job listings tend to prioritize particular tech skills. And you often have to get past the HR drone hurdle to be considered for a job; this entails having just enough experience to convince them you "know" this-or-that language.
Feb
22
comment Click() command in Webdriver API not working
There are unfortunately LOTS of reasons a click can fail to work. IE is particularly problematic in that respect. Let us know which browser and we can help...
Jan
26
comment Failed automated tests: how to distinguish known and newly introduced bugs?
Our test framework specifically allows for three test execution statuses: PASSED, FAILED, and KNOWN_ISSUE. KNOWN_ISSUE means that a test failed as expected. To accomplish this, we tie known issues to test execution steps. (Since it's all in C#, we can dynamically look up known issues to query their state).
Nov
29
comment Some Selenium tests fail on server but pass locally
If the server in question is a Windows machine, you could remote-desktop into it to see what it's up to.
Nov
28
comment Testing automated tests in Hyper-V virtual machines
The quick answer is: Yep, there are lots of tools out there for that. However, it will take a lot of setup, so be prepared to become an amateur sysadmin to make it all work.
Nov
28
comment Is Eggplant any good for image capture and image recognition?
It's really important to clarify that automated GUI testing does NOT necessarily involve image capture/recognition. Can you clarify why you think you need that functionality?
Nov
23
comment How to Debug Selenium WebDriver Actions?
Can you post a code snippet to show us how you are using WebDriver?
Nov
21
comment What are the good free mouse and keyboard automation programs?
BTW, apparently Watir/Selenium will have better interoperability in the near future. So you'll get the benefit of Selenium's webdriver and Watir's natural language syntax.
Nov
18
comment What testing procedures/software would you recommend?
Agreed. Rather than jump to the "automate everything!" solution, you should spend some time analyzing your problem. Maybe there are other incremental ways you can improve the development lifecycle.
Nov
18
comment What testing procedures/software would you recommend?
@Webnet Selenium is an API for developing automated tests for browser-delivered applications. Unless you're already a developer with knowledge of how to install and leverage an API, Selenium is going to be very confusing for you.
Nov
16
comment Watir, Selenium::WebDriver for Chrome?
I ran into a similar problem with chromedriver on Windows. I was able to dig into the stacktrace, which showed me where in the Webdriver code it was failing. Turned out the chromedriver wasn't placed in a directory in the PATH. I recommend you dig into the stacktrace--if available--and see if there's more info in there. Post what you find and we'll help out.
Nov
16
comment Using FitNesse with .Net across multiple servers
@PeterK. In our case, we use Local, Dev, QA, and Production. Local is indeed possible, but obviously you have to configure it correctly.
Nov
10
comment Upgrade SilkTest automation scripts to work with IE9
You could use this opportunity to switch to Selenium. It's a more robust framework and can run against most versions of most browsers. I realize that switching your automation tool is a big deal. But it's worth it!
Nov
9
comment Can't click this checkbox using WebDriver / Selenium — ElementNotVisibleException
Yeah, but the cool factor is high. Isn't that reason enough to do it? :)
Nov
8
comment Whether to choose Selenium over Watir or Lightweight Test Automation when testing web applications created using c sharp?
+1 for your remarks on record/playback. I really wish vendor salespeople would keep their mouths shut on that front. They're tricking IT managers into thinking it's a sustainable solution :(
Nov
8
comment Is there a commonly used functional test runner/reporter that is lightweight/simple?
Yeah, based on the requirements in the question it will probably be just as much work configuring an OTS solution as inventing an in-house one.
Nov
8
comment Running WatiN Tests in TFS Build
Can you clarify: How do you normally invoke your Watin tests? And which TFS project are they in?
Nov
8
comment What test management tool to manage Cucumber tests?
If I've understood right, you can use Cucumber to run your Gherkin tests. So I guess it's just a question of how you go about invoking Cucumber. If you've got your CI server working, it shouldn't be too hard to add a "build" step that will execute your Gherkin tests.
Nov
8
comment Using FitNesse with .Net across multiple servers
What's your general deployment strategy? Do you have Dev, QA, and production environments? And yes, deployment to IIS is complicated. But it IS doable, via msbuild. Google around for msbuild/iis deployment options and you'll find info on how to do it.