Write WebDriver tests using Selenium and Java

Hello Everyone,

Our next meetup will be on Tuesday, January 7th in the Denver Post building in the office of MediaNews Group, interactive 101 West Colfax Ave Suite 900 Denver CO 80202.  When you walk into the Denver Post building, you must enter in the main lobby and tell security that you are attending the Selenium meetup at MediaNews Group, interactive office on the 9th floor. Please make sure you RSVP on the meetup.com site so I can give your name to security so they know you are coming up, they would check your name and escort you to the elevator.  I will be giving Security a list of names based on the RSVP's I find on our meetup.com site. 

Please include your full name in your meetup bio as well.  This will ensure you pass through Denver Post security without any hassles.  Otherwise you may have to call my cell if you are detained downstairs.

Once you get out of the elevator head south, look for the break area and walk straight into MediaNews Group office.  I will post signs along to way.  You will want to find the Executive conference room.  Once you enter the MediaNews group office walk up to the pictures in front of you and then head left and walk past the cubicles.  The Executive conference room is just to the left of the cubicles but not past the double glass doors, there will be a 'Selenium Meetup' sign.  If you get lost of have problems with security, call my cell at[masked]-9175.  

For this meetup we will write basic WebDriver tests using Java code.  If you have a laptop with the Selenium test environment set up and working (Selenium | Java | IDE) please bring it in.  If not don't worry and we can write the tests on my PC and show on the projector.  We can either pick some webpages to automate as a group or pick a pre-built WebDriver test page that has textboxes, select dropdowns, etc.  I want to leave this pretty open so we can demonstrate all the different things to go into writing a simple WebDriver test. 

I'm not going to set up or write any tests beforehand because I want to demonstrate all the little things you need to do to make these tests work.  Ideally we will all learn something at the end of this meetup.  Your homework is to think about what you wish to automate on a webpage.

Here are some things we may want to put in our tests.  These are just examples to get you thinking, if you have others bring them to the meetup and we can give them a try.

-find the xpath of an element on a page

-click on an item in a dropdown

-launch a browser other than the default firefox

Lastly, we can go over how to set up the test environment on a PC if we have time as well.

We are planning on having meetups the 1st Tuesday of each month.  Next one is Tuesday, January 7th. Looking forward to seeing you all.  Please spread the word about this meetup, let anyone who you think may be interested know.

Post on our meetup page if you have any questions.  Or email me at [masked] cell is[masked]-9175.

See you!  Seth Barda

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  • Seth B.

    Hi, Appreciate everyone's comments below! It was great seeing everyone and I appreciate everyone coming out. Will be sending out an invite for next month's meetup soon.
    Take care,

    January 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for putting together this group, and looking forward to future meetings.

    January 8

  • Connie T.

    Good information with examples for WebDriver tests. Lots of good discussion and information on where to learn more about Selenium.

    January 8

  • Antonio C.

    Hey Seth sorry I had to leave in a hurry but It was great to meet you and look forward for the next meetup.
    While I was learning I wrote some notes on installing selenium using Chrome (My preferred browser)
    here are the links to it if anyone need a quick checklist on what to do



    January 7

  • Dalene

    Bright minds make a great resource.

    January 7

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