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Modern Web Testing: Going Beyond Selenium
Submitted by Dmitry Vinnik (@dmitryvinn) on Sunday, 14 October 2018
Technical level: Intermediate
In this talk, we will explore how testing of Modern Web Frameworks requires more than simply using Selenium, and how to choose the right tool for the right problem.
As the marketplace was learning to accept the web as a major delivery platform, Selenium WebDriver became a number one testing tool for many software engineers across the globe. The very success of Agile as a methodology for delivering working software quickly hinges on the use of tools like Selenium WebDriver and other flavors of Selenium like Protractor, Appium, and WebdriverIO. Join Dmitry as he clears away many of the misconceptions and clarifies the differences between variations of Functional and Visual UI Automation libraries. During his session, he will demonstrate the use of a right tool for the right problem. For example, Dmitry will show how Protractor and Selenium fit in scenarios concerning Single Page Application, and when Responsive Design comes into play. The goal of Dmitry’s presentation is for those attending to walk away with a clear understanding of when to use each of the types of Automation Frameworks like Selenium or Protractor. Understanding the pros and cons of the most popular and widely used flavors Selenium allows you to make an educated decision on which tool to use when.
Dmitry Vinnik is a Lead Software Engineer at Salesforce and has been passionate about Software Quality since the very beginning of his career.
He started out as a Quality Engineer, and was able to bring test expertise into his current Software Engineering role to ensure delivery of a high quality product.
Dmitry is also a Scrum Master focused on making his team more efficient and productive.
His background involves studying medicine and bioinformatics in addition to software and quality engineering.