Selenium Test Suite


I. Who am I? // 2 mins
II. About the presentation. // 2 mins
III. Selenium. Introduction.
1. What is Selenium? // 5 minutes
2. Brief history. // 5 minutes
3. Selenium family. // 10 minutes
4. Support: platforms, browsers. // 5 minutes
IV. Selenium WebDriver.
1. The WebDriver (W3C standard). // 5 minutes
2. How it works (from start to stop). // 5 minutes
3. What can I do with it (commands)? // 5 minutes
4. Limitations (flash, java). // 5 minutes
V. Why should I use it?
1. Who uses it and why? // 10 minutes
2. Why exactly the Selenium? // 10 minutes
3. My use case. // 10 minutes
VI. Speed it up!
1. Selenium Grid. // 5 minutes
2. PhantomJS, SlimerJS, HTMLUnit // 5 minutes
3. Cloud services and wrappers. // 2 minutes
VII. Test case, demo. // 20-30 minutes
VIII. Questions and answers.

What is Selenium?

Selenium automates browsers. That’s it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well.

Selenium has the support of some of the largest browser vendors who have taken (or are taking) steps to make Selenium a native part of their browser. It is also the core technology in countless other browser automation tools, APIs and frameworks.

Which part of Selenium is appropriate for me?

• Selenium WebDriver

If you want to

• create robust, browser-based regression automation suites and tests

• scale and distribute scripts across many environments

Selenium WebDriver is the successor of Selenium Remote Control which has been officially deprecated. The Selenium Server (used by both WebDriver and Remote Control) now also includes built-in grid capabilities.

• Selenium IDE

If you want to

• create quick bug reproduction scripts

• create scripts to aid in automation-aided exploratory testing

Author: Jeroen Derks

Jeroen is the founder of the Alicante Tech meetup group. His current day job is to mostly build all kinds of applications, ranging from IoT to educational to corporate.