Introduction to Selenium Web Driver - Dave Whalen

Title:  Introduction to Selenium Web Driver


Automated functional testing skills are in high demand.  While there a number of automated test tools available, most carry a pretty hefty price tag.  But that doesn’t have to be the case.  One of the more powerful and flexible automated tests tools available doesn’t cost a dime – Selenium Web Driver.

As an open-source tool, Web Driver is freely available.  Of course nothing is really free.  The cost – you’re going to have to know or learn some basic coding.  I assure you, nothing difficult.  I you’re like the average tester, the thought of doing any coding scares the $%^& out of you.  It did me.  Let’s take baby steps.  First, we need to make Web Driver our friend.  So let’s take the journey together.  The heavy lifting has already been done for you. 

Presentation Outline:

What is Selenium Web Driver Tools you need Java Eclipse TestNG Web Driver Jar Files Test Scenario Launch a Web Browser Navigate to a Test URL Basic Assertions

  i.  Page URL

  ii.  Page Title

Accessing/Manipulating Web Elements Submitting the Page


Dave Whalen has over 25 years experience in both hardware and software testing.  He has served in various testing roles to include tester, test instructor, test lead, test manager, and finally, test consultant.  He has worked for both federal and state government agencies and various private and public organizations.  He is currently an independent test trainer and consultant.

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  • Thom M.

    There were a number of jobs that were announced in the meeting. Is there a list of these openings somewhere?

    February 12, 2014

  • Dan S.

    I learned a lot about Selenium tonight. Great speaker!

    February 11, 2014

  • Ross P.

    Very good. The follow on discussion had good participation as well.

    February 11, 2014

  • Ron R.

    Hi Dave - will you be demoing the Python API and methods, or just Java? If Java, how transferable is the presentation to Python? Thanks.

    February 11, 2014

  • kim f.

    when does the presentation start? I won't be there at 4pm, possibly 430 or 445

    February 11, 2014

  • Kathleen

    Does it matter if we have Maven / IntelliJ instead of Eclipse?

    February 10, 2014

  • Jan L.

    I'd love to go, but I have another commitment. I'd be interested in the links and notes as well.

    February 8, 2014

  • Peemin C.

    I have scheduling conflict and can't make it. Would it be possible for you to post any recommended links for self learning of Selenium. I've just started using the Selenium IDE. My goal is to learn to use the Selenium Webdriver for testing in cross browsers.

    February 4, 2014

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