GitLab is the first single application for the entire DevOps cycle. Only GitLab enables Concurrent DevOps, unlocking organizations from the constraints of the toolchain. GitLab provides unmatched visibility, higher levels of efficiency, and comprehensive governance. This makes the software lifecycle 200% faster, radically improving the speed of business.

Taking into account the fast growth of GitLab in recent years and it’s prominent advantages, you might be required to start running Selenium tests in GitLab or even migrate your end2end tests from your previous CI tool to GitLab.

Step by step guide will provide you the main challenges, key configurations, pitfalls in order to integrate and successfully run Selenium tests in GitLab CI. The wrapper around the Selenium to be presented is going to be Protractor with a built-in Jasmine test runner.

The presentation will also showcase some main tips and tricks we’ve faced during this integration at our fast-growing startup in Munich, Germany.


Outline/Structure of the Demonstration

  • A short intro to GitLab
  • Pros and cons of moving into the GitLab ecosystem
  • A short intro to Protractor (if needed)
  • Big picture from what to start with "GitLab + Selenium" integration
  • GitLabCi.yml file, it's structure and syntax
  • Dockerfile to be used by GitLab
  • Protractor config file (if needed)
  • Saving and passing variables into the test
  • Reusing created images in other projects in GitLab
  • Saving test artifacts (screenshots, etc)
  • Nightly builds and schedules in GitLab
  • Main issues, limitations, and pitfalls (not mentioned at the official GitLab website)
  • Improvements to be made fo this integration to make it even more holistic
  • Q & A

Learning Outcome

Step by step guide will provide you:

  • GitLab pricing plans and comparison with other CICD solutions in the market
  • the main CICD challenges to be considered
  • main requirements to be asked prior to the integration with GitLab
  • key configurations of GitLab project and Selenium tests to deploy fewer bugs to Production
  • main pitfalls in order to integrate and successfully run Selenium tests in GitLab CI

Target Audience

SDET, QAOps, QA Automation Engineers who work with Selenium (e.g. Protractor tests) and who might be working with GitLab CI in the future

Prerequisites for Attendees

  • how CICD works in general
  • what is a Selenium test
  • at least some basic knowledge in Docker



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