Stripping down RemoteWebDriver

  • February 29, 2012 · 6:30 PM

Hi everyone! If you've been itching for a code-centric meetup, our next event at Huddler on Feb. 29th at 6:30pm is just the thing for you.

In this highly technical talk directed at intermediate to advanced Selenium users, Santiago Suarez Ordonez, Selenium contributor and Customer Success Engineer at Sauce Labs, will analyze the architecture of RemoteWebDriver, one the most useful drivers. RemoteWebDriver lets you run WebDriver tests remotely and use Selenium Grid or Sauce Labs to scale your testing capabilities.

He'll begin with a brief intro to what RemoteWebDriver is and pros and cons of using it instead of other drivers. Then he will dive in to the codebase to discuss:

  • Architecture design
  • The DesiredCapabilities object
  • The JSONWireProtocol
  • Binding implementations and caveats
  • Making your own bindings

This talk will help you better understand how to use RemoteWebDriver and make you aware of some issues you may run into if you do. We'll end the session with generous time for Q&A.

Thanks to our friends at Huddler for offering up their great meeting space and for supplying the food and drinks. We appreciate it!

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  • Daniel S.

    very informative and useful. appreciate the in depth dive into the techincal aspects of remotewebdriver.

    March 4, 2012

  • Cesar A.

    It was very interesting. Thanks!

    March 1, 2012

  • Santiago Suarez O.

    Thanks Ken, that's definitely useful. I'll make sure I add more info about File Uploads. In case you need an example, the following should be a good start:
    https://gist.github.com/1508946­

    March 1, 2012

  • Sudhakar R.

    It was pretty insightful. Would like to attend many more of such talks.
    keep up the good work.

    March 1, 2012

  • Ken P.

    My one suggestion: spend less time on details of DesiredCapabilities since most of us will use defaults, show an example of file upload working.

    March 1, 2012

  • Ken P.

    Good topic, well presented, informative.

    March 1, 2012

  • Santiago Suarez O.

    For anyone interested in the slides:
    https://docs.google.com/presenta...­

    Also, feel free to send me your thoughts to [masked]. I'll definitely appreciate any feedback that would help improving the content for future presentations!

    March 1, 2012

  • Frisco Del R.

    One of the best SFSE Meetups yet. Timely topic with the right level of technical detail.

    March 1, 2012

  • Syam

    I worked on Selenium only a couple of hours, and I was brought to the meetup by a colleague. Now I'm hooked! The presentation was clear, organized and informative.

    March 1, 2012

  • Michael L.

    Great topic, well executed, well structured content and well explained.

    March 1, 2012

  • Jayesh

    was very well explained. Santiago is a very knowledgeable man. The amount of care he took to introduce us to the niceties of webdriver in the given time slot was awesome. Kudos!

    March 1, 2012

  • Ashley W.

    Great technical meetup by Santiago Suarez Ordonez!

    March 1, 2012

  • Gaurav G.

    Can you please share the presentation at [masked]

    March 1, 2012

  • Ashley W.

    Hi everyone! I mentioned this above in the post, but please come to the side entrance of Huddler that is located above the Chipotle attached to 525 Market St. The front doors lock at 6pm so this will save you some walking around :P

    February 29, 2012

  • Ashley W.

    @suchitra There is metered parking on 1st street near the venue so that's your best bet if you're driving. Otherwise, Muni and Bart are good options. As for an online broadcast, we will not be streaming this live, but we will record it and post it a few days after the meetup.

    February 29, 2012

  • Nina R

    I would prefer online broadcast too

    February 29, 2012

  • Victor

    Wil there be a online broadcast for this meet up?

    February 29, 2012

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