Works in (X, Y, Z): Parallel Combination Testing With Selenium, JUnit, and Sauce

Hello, everyone!

Please join us for our next meetup on April 11 at 6:30pm. We'll hear from David Drake, lead Software Development Engineer in Test at Dynacron Group, who will share how to best approach running tests in parallel using JUnit and Selenium. Per usual, we'll be meeting at 6:30 for food and drinks, followed by the talk around 7.

See you then!


6:30: Food, drinks, mingling
7:00: Welcome, announcements
7:15: David Drake's Talk
7:50: Q&A
8:15: Mingling, Wrap up
9:00: Light's out


When a site can be viewed in a range of browsers, languages, and different branded skins (which may have slight variations in layout or business logic), there can be thousands of testable combinations.  How do you describe these combinations, queue them for execution, and link them to test results in your continuous integration server?  How do you design it to be extensible and maintainable?

In this meetup, David Drake will discuss techniques for combinatorial testing with Selenium and JUnit leveraging on-demand resources from Sauce Labs, describing successes and challenges encountered along the way.  In this talk he'll draw from concrete problems encountered in Selenium framework design for Intercontinental Hotel Group and performance testing at Nintendo of America.


David Drake is a lead SDET with nine years of experience in testing and automation, currently working at Dynacron Group, a Seattle consulting company.  He maintains their parallel-webtest library for driving tests through Sauce Labs, and spends most of his time designing and using frameworks for performance and functional regression testing.


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  • Frisco Del R.

    Which company was looking for teachers?

    April 25, 2013

  • Malindu H.

    Much appreciated Tyler. We look forward to it, Thanks

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for another great Meetup!

    April 12, 2013

  • R. Tyler C.

    Thanks to everybody who came by last night. We do have some amount of recorded video, turns out sometime during the presentation the camera stopped recording for some reason.

    I'll try to get it posted to the Lookout Engineering YouTube channel by next week:

    2 · April 12, 2013

  • Malindu H.

    Thanks Ashley. Do u have the recorded video of the presentation? :)

    April 12, 2013

  • Ashley W.

    Here are the slides from last night's excellent talk:

    April 12, 2013

  • Parthy

    The meet up was great and presentation was awesome. Thanks for organizing this.

    1 · April 11, 2013

  • Jeff

    I realize tonight's talk with be focused on Java/JUnit, but if anyone wants to chat about WebDriverJs track me down at the event.

    April 11, 2013

  • Marvin V.

    I wish this could be streamed......

    April 11, 2013

  • Osama S.

    Not sure about the guess - might have a guest.

    April 10, 2013

  • Garth J.

    Have a scheduling conflict. :(

    April 9, 2013

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  • Udara R.

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    April 8, 2013

  • basha

    he is my collegue

    March 25, 2013

  • Chuck F.

    Looking forward to more great presentations. Thanks for setting it up, Ashley.

    March 22, 2013

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    March 21, 2013

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