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March 11, 2013

A Smattering of Selenium #146

Filed under: Uncategorized — adam goucher @ 1:11 pm UTC

Happy ‘productivity destructive week’ — otherwise known as March break.

March 4, 2013

A Smattering of Selenium #145

Filed under: Uncategorized — adam goucher @ 12:48 pm UTC

Alice Finch builds massive LEGO Hogwarts from 400,000 bricks starts out at awesome and goes somewhere further down the scale when you get to the photo that shows scale.

February 25, 2013

A Smattering of Selenium #144

Filed under: Uncategorized — adam goucher @ 2:06 am UTC

Real Canadians watch curling instead of hockey.

February 14, 2013

A Smattering of Selenium #143

Filed under: Uncategorized — adam goucher @ 3:56 pm UTC

If you had anything interesting last week I should have seen, you’ll have to resend it to me or @seleniumhq — things were a bit crashy.

February 5, 2013

A Smattering of Selenium #142

Filed under: Uncategorized — adam goucher @ 3:35 pm UTC

Its a Wiggle your brain kind of morning…

February 1, 2013

A Smattering of Selenium #141

Filed under: Uncategorized — adam goucher @ 5:23 pm UTC

Its -12 Celsius plus windchill out. Why the heck is the office air conditioning on. Feel like I need a Mr. Rogers cardigan or something.

January 25, 2013

A Smattering of Selenium #140

Filed under: Uncategorized — adam goucher @ 1:00 pm UTC


January 23, 2013

A Smattering of Selenium #139

Filed under: Uncategorized — adam goucher @ 1:00 pm UTC

Posting from the past into the future. Or something… (its a scheduled post).

January 22, 2013

A Plan to Drop Firefox 3.x Support

Filed under: Technical — shs96c @ 4:52 pm UTC
The support policy of the selenium project for Firefox browsers is to support the current and previous stables releases, as well as the current and previous ESR releases. At the time of writing, that means the supported versions are “10″ and “17″ (ESR) and “17″ and “18″ (stable channel). In addition to this, we are currently supporting Firefox 3.x too.
This is an official announcement that we are planning to end support for Firefox 3.x in the near future in RC, WebDriver and Core/IDE, and this is your chance to be involved in that decision. Unless there is a strong reason to do otherwise, I shall shortly be announcing a timeline for the end of the support of 3.x
Once support for Firefox 3.x is removed, the earliest supported Firefox version will be the ESR-1 release (currently Firefox 10).
Firefox 3.x is no longer actively supported by Mozilla, and this has been the case since April 24, 2012. Since this time, 3.x has dropped to under 1% of global Web traffic (0.62% at the time of writing according to StatCounter) Continued focus on supporting an effectively dead browser prevents the selenium team from using features in the newer releases for little benefit to you.
Continued support of Firefox 3.x by the selenium project gives the impression that that particular version is still a valid option used by the population of the Web. This is simply not the case, and it may mean that testers efforts are being spent fixing problems that almost no users will ever see.
What you can do:
If you agree that this is the right choice, then you do not need to do anything. If you disagree strongly and have the numbers to back up your position, particularly if you can help work on Firefox 3.x support, then please reply to the selenium-user google group.
On a personal note, I know that a lot of you may well have firefox 3.x support in your test plans and will be distressed by this plan. Please take the time to look at actual usage logs from your sites and applications to verify that continued support is worth your time and energy before responding. I’d really appreciate that.

Selenium Conf 2013: Call for Papers and Early Bird Tickets

Filed under: Conference — shs96c @ 3:00 pm UTC
This year’s Selenium Conference is slated for June 10 – 12 in beautiful Boston, Massachusetts. The conference will be held at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. Similar to last year, this year’s conference will kick off with a full day of Selenium Workshops, followed by a two day, two track conference. If you’ve always dreamed of speaking at a Selenium Conference there’s still time to submit a talk to us at

As we have done every year, we’re pleased to announce that a batch of early bird tickets to the Conference is on sale now, even before the talks have been finalized. You can get your ticket(s) by visiting There are only 45 early bird tickets available at the special rate of $299, and they are only available until February 4th, so act now! After that the regular price of $350 will be in effect for all tickets. You’ll also notice that tickets to our workshop day are for sale as well. These cost $75 and entitle you to attend a full day of Selenium workshops on Monday June 10th.

More information on the conference is available at, and we are still accepting speaker proposals. We’re looking forward to seeing you in June!

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