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Joe Mathes Presents ... FakeSelenium

Come join us on Wednesday, May 21 to hear Joe Mathes discuss FakeSelenium. We'll be hosting the meetup at Sauce Labs swanky new HQ in SOMA! 

Pizza, salads and drinks beginning at 6:30pm, a few announcements at 7pm and the presentation will start shortly thereafter.


Companies often find that Selenium, while irreplaceable, is not always the best tool for the job. Headless browsers and even lower level testing tools are often better for less rigorous, more specific website tests. Having these tests and Selenium tests both in a test suite is a pain, because they do functionally similar things, but with painfully different APIs. FakeSelenium is tool that bridges this gap, extending Selenium's browser support to headless browsers and pseudo-browsers.


Joe Mathes moved to the Bay Area in 2007 when IMVU offered him a job (that's the place where continuous integration started). He was the website release manager there, which means Joe oversaw the continuous integration system, where he helped create a bunch of best practices that are now standard. Joe later worked at Sauce Labs, where his job title was flying circus, and most recently as an engineer at Polyvore.

Joe loves computer games and movies, runs the lightning talks at SHDH and founded hack the future.

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  • David

    Any slides to share?

    December 7, 2014

  • David B.

    Wasn't really a useful tool for JR browser testing and there are other tools for headless testing. Not much use for me.

    May 21, 2014

  • Matt B.

    Will this be live broadcast?

    2 · April 30, 2014

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