Friday, 19 March 2010

A poor man’s testing Head Up Display

James Whittaker has talked and blogged about Testing HUDs. In this post I will show you how to build a simple HUD for testing web applications. And In true Blue Peter stylee you can find all the things you need, for free, a few clicks away on the internet (Samurize, Fiddler).
A HUD (Heads Up Display) allows us to ‘see at a glance’ important real time information that we might not otherwise have access to. And allows us to increase our perception of ‘reality’. We will build one that gives us a little more insight into web sites we test.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

A simple getCSSCount for use with Selenium-RC

We know that XPath runs slowly in IE, but XPath has the getXPathCount method. And CSS runs quickly but Selenium doesn’t have a corresponding getCSSCount method.
I looked around for a simple way of getting count from a CSS selector.
I found this blog post by Aditya Ivaturi, but since I like to keep my Selenium setup and tests pretty simple, I wanted a much lower maintenance way of implementing the getCSSCount functionality.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Use Firefinder to help you construct Selenium CSS selectors

Looking through the archive of blog posts, I can see that I mentioned various tools for Xpath construction, but none for CSS selectors in Selenium. Let’s change that now… Firefinder helps you test your css selectors and XPath statements before committing them to Selenium code.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Another XPath tool to help out with your automated testing

I use XPather to help me write my automated tests, and other people seem to like XPath Checker. But today I needed something a little harder hitting and something which didn’t sit in the browser to help me write some batch processing xml tests. I found SketchPath, a fantastic free .net written tool.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Selenium as a performance and load test tool with BrowserMob

I recently had the good fortune at work to have tested an Amazon cloud hosted application. And this led to the test team having to investigate alternative performance test tools. We settled on BrowserMob and we have loved it.

I wish BrowserMob had an affiliate program, then I might get some cash if I send you off to their site. But they don’t, and I’m only writing this because I think they have a great tool and want to draw your attention to it.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Hey You. Are you a tester? – the movie

You know the annoying situation when you walk down the street minding your own business when suddenly someone stops you and says “Hey You. Are you a tester?” Well, in this informative public service broadcast I present the verbal and non-verbal techniques you need to know, to cope.

Hey You. Are you a tester?
by: eviltester