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Visual Testing With Applitools and Sauce Labs
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Guest Blog PostsSeleniumSoftware Development & Testing

Today, Applitools is enabling teams to validate user interface (UI) components by creating automated tests with visual checkpoints through testing frameworks like Selenium, Appium, Espresso, and more. Software testers once took visual validation for granted when manually testing apps. As teams moved forward with automated testing, the visual validation of UI components quickly faded away in the [...]

SeConf UK 2016 - A Recap of What’s on the Horizon for Selenium
Posted by Dan Cuellar in Guest Blog PostsSeleniumSelenium Resources

So, I made it out to the London Selenium Conference last week and I thought I'd share with you a quick recap of some of the bits I found interesting, several of which reveal what may be coming next in the world of Selenium automation. Moving Beyond the Page Object Model Whenever I've used page objects in the past I've always felt that while they have many benefits, but also that they were only [...]

Selenium 3 is Coming!
Posted by Simon Stewart in Guest Blog PostsSeleniumSelenium Resources

Selenium 3 is coming! I’m here to tell you about what’s changed, and what impact this will have on your testing. TL;DR: WebDriver users will just find bug fixes and a drop-in replacement for 2.x. Selenium Grid users will also find bug fixes and a simple update. The WebDriver APIs are now the only APIs actively supported by the Selenium project. The Selenium RC APIs have been moved to [...]

Options for Validating HTTP Codes in Selenium
Posted by Alex Entrekin in AutomationGuest Blog PostsSelenium

There is no way to directly get HTTP status codes in the WebDriver API (see the lengthy discussion in issue #141). But that doesn’t mean you have to leave Selenium or go without any status codes in your test scripts. In fact, some of the supported methods - proxies and tightly coupled headless browsers - should make you feel at home if you’ve transitioned from [...]

Recap: Moving From a Selenium Grid to the Cloud - A Real Life Story (Webinar)

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our recent webinar, "Moving From a Selenium Grid to the Cloud - A Real Life Story", featuring Anshul Sharma, Senior QA Engineer at Emmi Solutions. During her presentation, Anshul discussed how Emmi Solutions made the move from testing on an in-house Selenium Grid to the Cloud, while also expanding test coverage and moving toward a full [...]

A Brief History of the Selenium Testing Framework
Posted by Chris Tozzi in Guest Blog PostsSeleniumSoftware Development & Testing

Ever wonder where Selenium (the testing framework, not the mineral you get from eating clams) came from? Here’s a short history of the technology, from its origins more than a decade ago as a proprietary tool through the present era of Webdriver. ThoughtWorks and The Origins of Selenium Selenium originated in elder days - by which I mean 2004 - as a tool for testing web [...]

Recap: Selenium and Appium Training Courses from Sauce Labs (Webinar)

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our recent webinar, “Selenium and Appium Training Courses from Sauce Labs“, featuring Sauce Labs’ Director of Product Marketing, Ken Drachnik, and Automation Specialist Kevin Berg. In this webinar, Ken and Kevin announced the availability of our three new technical training programs - Selenium 101, Appium 101, and Sauce Labs [...]

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