Automated Web Testing with WebDriver and Thucydides (Sydney)
Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 9:00 AM - Friday, 11 April 2014 at 5:00 PM (AEST)
Today's web applications are increasingly rich and sophisticated, and time-to-market pressure is ever increasing. Projects can no longer afford long manual testing cycles for each release. No modern web application project can hope to deliver reliably and rapidly without high quality automated web tests.
But traditional commercial tools based on record-replay or keyword-based strategies are not sufficient. These tools produce test scripts that require heavy and time-consuming maintenance each time the application changes, time that testers could be spending more productively on more advanced and high-value exploratory testing.
High quality automated web tests need to be written using tools and techniques that produce reliable, sustainable and maintainable test suites. The automated tests need to be written collaboratively by both developers and testers, so the whole team can benefit from the test automation more quickly. This requires skill and practice, but the productivity gains that result are huge.
This intensive two-day workshop will teach you how to write solid, reliable, and maintainable automated web tests using the best-of-breed open source technologies like Selenium WebDriver,Thucydides, JBehave and SpecFlow.
The workshop caters for test automation both Java and .NET developers: Java developers will experiment with the more in-depth features of automated web testing with JBehave and Thucydides, whereas .NET developers will learn about test automation in a .NET environment using SpecFlow and Visual Studio. It will teach you how both testers and developers can collaborate to write more effective automated acceptance and regression tests. And you will learn how these automated tests can fit in to the overall development process to help speed up delivery and reduce both cost and time to market.
- Introduction to automated web testing
- Types of automated web testing
- Automated Acceptance Testing
- Automated Regression Testing
- Automated Testing for Legacy applications
- WebDriver fundamentals
- First steps with WebDriver
- Identifying page elements
- The Page Objects pattern
- Working with AJAX
- Writing sustainable web tests
- Writing meaningful tests
- Structuring your web tests for reuse and ease of maintenance
- Thucydides basics
- Thucydides steps
- Configuring Thucydides
- Using Thucydides Page Objects
- Advanced Thucydides web testing
- Fluent selectors
- Fluent matchers
- Testing with tables
- Fluent waits
- Organizing requirements with Thucydides
- Feature Coverage
- Requirements-level reporting
- Release-level reporting
- Integrating with external tools
The course is made up of a large proportion of hands-on lab work. During the second day of the course, students will write comprehensive BDD-style automated web tests for a real-world web application, experimenting with advanced WebDriver techniques, living documentation, and integration with tools like JIRA
To ensure an optimal learning experiences, class sizes are limited. Book early!
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Wakaleo Consulting is a Sydney-based consulting company that provides consulting, training and mentoring services in Agile Development Practices such as Behavior Driven Development Continuous Integration, and Automated Acceptance Testing.