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Apr 17, 2013 - 2 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog WebDriver

OperaDriver 1.2 With Selenium 2.32.0 on Windows 8

“Hmm, why aren’t my tests on Opera working any more?” For those of you that want to skip to the chase and see my hack then I did this, just before I created a new OperaDriver(); System.setProperty("os.name","windows"); driver = new OperaDriver(); And thanks to you for sticking around to see the investigation process… Caused by: org.openqa.selenium.WebDriverException: Could not find a platform that supports bundled launchers, please set it manually Build info: version: '2.

Apr 14, 2013 - 3 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog Training Courses

Selenium 2 WebDriver Online Course Reviews

First, a big thank you to everyone who takes the time to post reviews on my online courses. Particularly when they also take the time to leave a comment. As it really helps explain to other people why they enjoy the course. I also appreciate all the feedback that I receive on the course, even when it doesn’t make its way into a review. The course changes based on the suggestions I received.

Apr 10, 2013 - 2 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog Training Courses

Online Selenium WebDriver Course amendments

I’m giving my Online Selenium WebDriver Training courses a bit of minor overhaul. All volume updates have been completed now. I’m in the process of increasing the volume across the “Selenium 2 WebDriver API” course. I’m working backwards through the lectures so that the volume increase becomes a pleasant surprise rather than experiencing a decrease. I try to do a section a day, and I’m currently down to section 19, so I’ll do section 18 tomorrow.

Mar 4, 2013 - 1 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog WebDriver

Click on "html" to make User Interactions more reliable

I have been lucky over the years that when I put out some information into the world, and I get to learn from the people who consume that information. I received a lot of good feedback from readers of “Selenium Simplified” about what they found easy to understand, and what they didn’t, and that all helped with future editions and when I was constructing the online course. And I get to learn from the people on the course itself.

Feb 28, 2013 - 2 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog WebDriver Webinars

Second Selenium WebDriver Webinar released to Youtube

The second in our ‘live coding’ webinars has been released to YouTube. You can find the embed below. Slides have been uploaded to SlideShare Sourcode is under svn with xp-dev: https://xp-dev.com/svn/webdriverwebinars The second webinar follows on directly from the first Webinar. Which, if you haven’t seen it, you can find details on this very blog. In the first webinar I create a basic test after investigating the application under test. In the second I refactor this into page objects.

Feb 13, 2013 - 8 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog Webinars

Patterns for Automation - Some Twitter Feedback

I received feedback, via twitter, on webinar #1 from Roy de Kleijn (@TheWebTester) I don’t really like twitter as a conversation tool. I lose a lot of nuance and the ability to elaborate. The basic twitter conversation read: Roy: "It's a pity that there are no design patterns in the source. Any reason for this?" Alan: "Yes. I don't start with patterns. I code for value, then generalise as needed.

Feb 13, 2013 - 2 minute read - FAQ Links Selenium Simplified Blog WebDriver

How to practice Selenium WebDriver FAQs

I receive a fair few emails from people asking if they can have the code to the web pages in my training and what other sites they can use to practice on. So consider this an FAQ post. Question 1: Can you have my code? Yes, I released it as open source https://github.com/eviltester/seleniumTestPages/ Please don’t use it to train people, but for personal use and practice. Knock yourself out.

Feb 12, 2013 - 1 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog WebDriver Webinars

Webinar Scheduled for 22nd Feb 2013

I have scheduled another Webinar for 22nd Feb 2013 at 14:00 GMT This follows on from the previous Webinar of 8th Feb and I will continue where I left off: Refactoring login test Create Page Object and other supporting classes Synchronisation for page evaluation Additional Tests We’ll see what else crops up in the session when we are coding live and responding to any questions. You can sign up for the meeting using this link.

Feb 12, 2013 - 1 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog WebDriver Webinars

First WebDriver Webinar Recording Available

The recording for my first Selenium Simplified WebDriver Webinar held on 8th Feb 2013 is available on youtube. This is the recording made by MeetingBurner’s software, which isn’t quite as good quality as a local recording but for a webinar seems fine. I’ll re-edit them from my local recordings at some point in the future. I didn’t record the questions people asked so it is just the ‘live coding’ replay with the thought processes.