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Mar
29
comment How to click a link / button implemented as a div or span element with WebDriver
Personally I would raise a div that is implemented as a button as a defect. HTML is supposed to be sematically correct, by subverting the functionality of elements this is no longer true and it will affect people interacting with your site. How will a screen reader know a div is really a button? How will people who have customised css for accessibility purposes know that the div's are supposed to be buttons? How will somebody with JS turned off interact with the site?
Mar
23
comment Problem catching Selenium Webdriver NoSuchElementException
Agree completely, this is the way (or minor variations on this way) it should done.
Mar
23
comment How can I automate Installation, Configurations of our software?
Added some windows specific info
Mar
23
revised How can I automate Installation, Configurations of our software?
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Mar
23
answered How can I automate Installation, Configurations of our software?
Mar
12
answered Handling multiple windows using selenium
Mar
1
comment Performance testing - a way in?
Selenium is not really a performance testing system (although it can be abused as one). If you want to use Selenium as a load testing tool you'll need a hell of a lot of hardware, or you'll need to use somebody like sauce labs (saucelabs.com). I would suggest you are better off going the JMeter route!
Feb
22
comment Click() command in Webdriver API not working
Which Browser? If IE it could be because the physical mouse pointer is over the browser when the test is running (There are issues with IE picking up the physical mouse pointer location and using that instead of the pointer location set by selenium). Is it really a clickable button? Can you show us some HTML, that would help diagnose the issue. Are you expecting a JavaScript event to be fired on click? Possible the event isn't firing when a click occurs. Basically we need more info.
Feb
21
comment When to start testing a solo project
Adding tests after bugs have occured is the same as shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted... You should be adding tests before you write your code, google TDD it's a ball ache at first but the benefits far outweigh the negatives! You will end up with much more stable software and you will waste much less time trying to diagnose hard to find issues later on in the project. TDD results in a slower start, but means you fly along in the middle and at the end whilst others are bogged down trying to work out wtf is going on. TDD = better design!
Feb
21
comment What is the maximum size that a .msi windows installer file can be?
How long is a piece of string...
Feb
20
answered Should automated tests be efficient?
Feb
15
answered Wanted to know common practice for determining which tests to be executed & which to be skipped in TestNG/RC?
Feb
15
comment Cannot locate button with changing ID in Selenium
You need to provide the full page HTML if you want somebody to give you an accurate XPATH. Without knowing the structure of the full page and which id's are static and which are dynamic it is very hard to give an accurate answer. Generally speaking work your way up the dom to a static ID and start your XPATH there.
Feb
10
answered Utilu vs IETester vs Virtual Machines
Feb
9
answered What is Selenium's default timeout for page loading?
Feb
9
comment What is Selenium's default timeout for page loading?
A default timeout of 30 Seconds is the Selenium RC API, not the WebDriver one.
Feb
9
answered Running WebDriver without opening actual browser window
Feb
8
comment What is the sense of having a monkey tester execute your test script?
I disagree, I am talking about the way the vast majority of companies are structured. Testers and support staff have very different skill sets that are not necessarily interchangeable. It sounds like you have deeper ingrained problems than the ones you have shared so far...
Feb
7
comment How to Debug Selenium WebDriver Actions?
Have you got frames/iframes that you haven't switched to?
Feb
7
comment Is the source code required when using Selenium-RC with Grails?
You cannot do whitebox testing with Selenium. Selenium drives a browser to interact with a web page, is has no concept of the code layer behind the website (e.g. PHP, ASP, Ruby, etc).