Web Application Testing With Selenium

Scottish Developers
Wed, 17 Mar 2010, 19:00 - 21:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
Dundee University , Dundee, GB

The Talk

Testing is a fundamental part of the development process regardless of how you approach it however GUI's have always been trickier to test and web based UI's are some of the hardest. JavaScript, AJAX and browser compatibility are all things that make web UI functionality quite difficult and time consuming to test properly.

Enter Selenium, a web application testing framework which makes the creation and automation of complex web user interface tests a joy. Selenium is comprised of 4 components, Selneium Core, Selenium IDE, Selenium RC and Selenium Grid.

  • Selenium Core is the heart of the framework
  • Selenium IDE provides an easy to use interface for creating and running tests from within Mozilla Firefox
  • Selenium RC allows integration of Selenium into a variety of popular langauges such as .NET, Java and Ruby

This session will introduce you to Selenium and explain the core features of the framework before showing you, through live ASP.NET demonstrations, how it can be harnessed in your own web development.

The Speaker

Andy Gibson is an Information Systems Developer for an international computer games studio with a background in web application development including ASP.NET MVC, PHP and jQuery. He is always on the lookout for new technologies to playwith and loves to learn what he can about things especially in the webdevelopment arena.

Keen to give back to the community, Andy has spoken at a number ofcommunity events including DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper! Scotland and is currently an active committee member for Scottish Developers.

The Venue

We are meeting in the Queen Mother Building at Dundee University. After the meeting we normally retire to the the bar at Laing's

The Agenda

18:45 Doors Open
19:00 Welcome
19:10 The Talk (Part 1)
19:55 Break
20:05 The Talk (Part 2)
20:45 Feedback & Prizes
21:00 Retire to the Pub

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