Using the Page Object Model Pattern for Selenium Tests

Recently I have been researching better ways to write my Selenium tests as they have become rather hard to maintain. One pattern that I have found immensely useful is the Page Object Model (POM). In this blog post I will talk about what makes the POM a good pattern and show a simple framework I put […]

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New Testing Framework Release

After much work, I have finally gotten a new release out of the STF. Now we’re up to version 1.4.0. The full project is now available on github, but if you are just looking to update your jar from the previous version, you can find that here. The file structure has changed some to better […]

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Run Headless Selenium Tests From Jenkins

In a previous blog I went over how to set up headless tests on a centos machine; in this blog, I will be going over how to introduce this machine into a continuous integration environment via Jenkins. The first thing that we need to do is install the Xvfb plugin on the Jenkins instance, which […]

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Completing your CD Pipeline for your PHP Project

On my last two posts I went through setting up CI for your PHP project. As promised, this post will walk through the CD pipeline that I setup for the project. The Continuous Integration jobs were a good start, but I wanted to throw in additional testing, on architecture that better mimics production. I created two additional […]

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Compatibility Testing – Local Simulation Tricks For Mobile Web Applications

Introduction After giving a talk last week with Sauce Labs about compatibility testing for mobile web apps, I got several questions about simulation using Selenium Webdriver. I had written back in June about compatibility testing using Selenium IDE, but the talk expanded on this concept, allowing tests run in client languages to perform similar actions. […]

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Compatibility Testing Webinar

Introduction A few months, I wrote a blog post about performing compatibility testing for mobile web apps. Since that time, I have been talking with Sauce Labs about putting together a webinar focusing on locally debugging and executing compatibility testing that will eventually be run in the cloud. And that time is finally almost upon us! You […]

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Compatibility For Mobile Web Apps

Introduction One major problem with writing a good mobile web app, is that it needs to run over ALL of the devices out there. While there a plenty of hacks to get your mobile site to only load/respond on certain device, it’s generally frowned upon, and not best practice. There are multiple ways to set […]

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Getting Recorded Selenium Scripts Running In Sauce

Introduction As mobile native app testing tools continue to advance at a slow pace, mobile web app testing tools are advancing much quicker. There are several out there, including Sauce Labs and Testing Bot. These tools are great at taking browser based tests, and running them on emulated mobile devices, or even different desktop OS […]

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