Ask a Selenium Expert: Convert a Selenium IDE Script to Use Webdriver

Posted Apr 9th, 2014

selenium testing & sauceThis is part 1 of  8 in a mini series of follow-up Q&A's from Selenium expert Dave Haeffner. Dave was kind enough to join us for a recent webinar, "Selenium Bootcamp".  Topics included how to build out a well factored, maintainable, resilient, and parallelized suite of tests that will run locally, on a Continuous Integration system, and in the cloud. He's also agreed to respond to 8 of the many follow-up questions we received post-webinar. Below you'll find the first Q&A. Stay tuned next Wednesday for the next question.

1. Is converting my Selenium IDE script to a programming language to start using webdriver sufficient?

You may get some value out of exporting your existing IDE tests, but they will likely require a good amount of clean-up. You're likely to get more value out of identifying a few pieces of core functionality in the application you're testing, and writing new tests for this functionality in a programming language from scratch. -Dave Haeffner, April 9, 2014

Can't wait to see the rest of the Q&A? Read the whole post here.  Get more info on Selenium with Dave's book, The Selenium Guidebook, or follow him on Twitter or Github.

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Bill McGee


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