Optimizing Selenium for Execution Performance

Selenium team member and Sauce Labs engineer Santiago Suarez Ordoñez will be visiting us and giving a talk on optimizing Selenium for execution performance. His abstract is:

"This talk will cover test writing tips gathered over the years from helping hundreds of Selenium users and engineers make their tests run faster and more reliably, independently of the technology stack used. We’ll be talking about things such data independence, making atomic tests and generating application state. No particular Selenium knowledge is required, aside from knowing what automated testing is and having experience writing and executing tests."

Selenium team member and local Bostonian Leo Laskin will be giving a talk on moving beyond XPath and discovering CSS selectors. This will be a crash course in CSS selectors and how they can clean up & fortify your tests.

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  • Bob Coombs

    The presentation were good advice about making tests reliable. We had a situation just today that stopped a build because of an external dependency. We will work on making it better. Thanks for the meet up and hope to see the Selenium Conference in Boston soon! Are the slides going to be available?

    July 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent info/ suggestions. Thank you!

    July 10, 2012

  • Doug Bond

    Interesting "steps for test automation" from SauceLabs, generic to selenium, per se.
    Main subject "optimizing ... For execution performance", while short, was concise and reviewed a relevant id vs xpath vs css conundrum.

    July 10, 2012

  • William S Hayes

    Very good meetup - two excellent presentations on using Selenium.

    July 10, 2012

  • Ron Martin

    Leo and Santi each gave good presentations. Good practical advice on using CSS selectors to optimize test scripts, and good information on testing practices. I'd love to see a copy of the presentations posted here.

    July 9, 2012

  • Kevin Menard

    FYI, for those driving, there's a surface lot down the street across from the post office. At that hour you're probably looking at $3 to park. There's also the Green St. garage, which will probably cost a bit more and is about a 10 min. walk from the office.

    For those taking the T, get off at Central Square on the red line.

    July 9, 2012

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