Brain fried from PyCon Canada 2013 and ‘some’ browser tab is misbehaving which means its time to start closing some of these.
Note from Adam: This is a guest post from Dave Haeffner who, along with David Burns hatched this idea at SeConf2013.
Selenium Meetups are great, but…
Have you ever wanted to attend a Selenium Meetup but there’s not one near you? Or maybe there is but something’s come up and you can’t make it out that night? Or maybe the meetup near you struggles to get good speakers and have a consistent schedule? [Note from Adam; like, say, the Toronto one…]
We can do better
Well, what if there were a way to attend a meetup regardless of location?
And what if each meetup you attended was lined with core maintainers of the Selenium project?
And if you missed it, what if the whole thing was recorded and available for you to review at your leisure?
Well, now you can.
The World’s Best Selenium Meetup
Introducing Selenium Hangout — the world’s best and most accessible Selenium meetup. An entirely online meetup that leverages Google Hangouts and live streaming to YouTube. All meetups will be recorded and posted online afterwards.
Each meetup will contain a small panel of people from the Selenium Community (e.g. core committers, automation practitioners, etc.) and they will discuss various topics (TBD).
How to attend
Simply follow the SeleniumHangout Twitter account to find out more.
A ‘should be scripting, but brain stuck in neutral so closing some tabs’ edition of the Smattering.
Apparently today’s ‘wait for an email’ task is to whittle down the smattering queue some more.
- I won’t even pretend that FOAAS has to do with automation, but makes me laugh. Also, depending on how crappy your place of work is, it might not be SFW
- PHP RFC: Importing namespaced functions is interesting if you are writing your scripts in a Functional manner. In PHP. In a future where it gets accepted and implemented.
- Measuring Web Page Load Times using JMeter — and read the response articles too for clarification / elaboration
- I kinda like that Se suites are making their way into large projects such as Moodle’s functional-test-suite repo. But at the same time it worries me when it hasn’t had a commit in 10 months. Suites should likely change even more than the app code it exercises
- jasmine tactics screencast — on the long list of tools I should learn
- Introducing the Mogotest Jenkins Plugin – hurray for more pipeline integration points
- The DOM isn’t slow, you are. — set the phasers on snark, and then read it anyways.
- Cross-Browser, Event-based, Element Resize Detection – edges are sharp.
- There is No ROI in Social Media Marketing – read this, and now read it again swapping in Functional Automation everywhere
- Now Available: Pocket Guide to Colour Accessibility could, in theory, be translated into a set of ‘rules’ to validate pages against since we can the colour of elements and their computed css values.
A Sunday Smattering? Sure!
40-ish minutes until midnight eastern so that counts as two days in a row, right? Right?
Almost a month after the last one. Though it did nice to have it at 150 when people go to the blog … but a greater number is nicer.
Yup, this smattering has very little to do with Selenium, but… 150!
Gotta start this up again…
The Evil Tester Guide To HTTP Proxies appears to be more for using proxies for manual testing, but you should be running your automation through one as well so it helps to understand the magic that takes place.
New BrowserMob Proxy release. Bindings should all be updated for the newly exposed methods in a couple days.
5 Things You Should Stop Doing With jQuery – Not sure whats better, the content, or the Saved By The Bell theme
testtools is the latest hotness in the world of Python runners?
Boris looks pretty useful for the PHP folks
Google’s Scaled Trunk Based Development – even if you are not Google, you should be doing this. Or as much as you can (again, you are likely not Google)
Reliably Testing Asynchronous UI W/ RSpec and Capybara isn’t new, but the wait_for_dom thing is new [to me]
In defense of <canvas> – canvas worries me
One Does Not Simply Set Profile for Remote Chrome is Watir, but links to the pure WebDriver in SO article. I don’t think any of the other bindings deliver chrome profiles over the wire…
The Moodle Functional Test Automation Harness – always fun to peek into other’s suites