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November 1, 2010

A Smattering of Selenium #30

Filed under: Uncategorized — adam goucher @ 2:04 pm GMT+0000

I’ve missed a couple weeks due to travel and a complete system lock which meant I lost all the links I had open but not saved. So these are the ones I have recovered.

Oh, and both 2.0a6 and 2.0a7 have been released. We’re getting closer to the ‘API freeze’ which will mark the end of ‘alpha’ and the start of bug fixing (beta) for the final release.


  1. While Selenesse is cool, it doesn’t really help you understand the nuts and bolts of making Selenium and Fitnesse work together, or if you’re going to do something custom, which radomir’s blog does a nice job of.

    Comment by Aaron — November 1, 2010 @ 8:25 pm GMT+0000 | Reply

  2. This probably isn’t the place to make this comment/request, but I’ve been trying to figure out how to address the headers with webrat/selenium, specifically add in an additional header, and I’ve had no luck. First, is this possible in the currently stable version, and if not, will it be available in this newer 2.x version?

    Comment by Craig — November 2, 2010 @ 8:38 pm GMT+0000 | Reply

  3. Hi, just found this link to my blog and I thought I’d take the opportunity to respond.

    i) I can understand there might be contexts where point 2 (“Users should not need coding knowledge to add tests”) may not be applicable, however in my last two roles the teams skills have been relevant to the product and the interfaces of it and not necessarily to the technology being used to drive the automation. I’ve found by allowing the testers to define tests in a format that they understand which then drives the test harnesses can allow testers without programming knowledge to be highly producting in creating and maintaining automated tests.

    ii) I’m sorry if the last point comes across as employer promotion. In hindsight I should not have named the system explicitly as in my last two roles I have worked on data storage and analysis systems and in both roles I used those systems to store my test results. I appreciate that my work context may present a unique opportunity to kill two birds with one stone in this, however if this were not the case I would still store my test results in a database system, and I would still look to use my own application internally within my organisation if this was feasible.

    Thanks for taking the time to read the post.


    Comment by Adam Knight — March 20, 2011 @ 10:52 pm GMT+0000 | Reply

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