Have you ever wondered how Selenium works under the covers? Do you get frustrated with locators not locating, pages not loading, or browsers behaving inconsistently from one run to the next? Selenium is an attempt to unify thousands of disparate elements across a wide spectrum of challenges into a single, common interface that works seamlessly with all the major browsers - and yet only a handful of volunteers work to maintain this gigantic effort. If you would like to enhance your own Selenium experience while contributing back to the software that has defined so many of our careers, come to this workshop. In it we'll dissect the different elements of Selenium, dive into its internals, learn how it was built and how to make changes to it, and even write a unit test you can contribute on the same day!


Outline/Structure of the Workshop

Join Simon Stewart, the creator of the WebDriver interface, as we:

  • Survey the different parts of the system
  • Learn where the language bindings and browser internals originate
  • See how the source code is structured
  • Learn how to build Selenium on your own desktop
  • Write a unit test and create a pull request to contribute it back
  • Understand how releases get cut
  • Search out the bug database for an issue you can fix during the workshop
  • Ask questions in the presence of several of the core committers
  • Learn what it takes to become one of the core committers. This free, Open Source project always needs more help

Learning Outcome

Deep dive into Selenium Project and hopefully when you leave, you would be able to start contributing to the open source project.

Target Audience

Anyone interested in understanding the internals of Selenium Project

Prerequisites for Attendees

Please make sure you've the latest code checked out and working from https://github.com/SeleniumHQ/selenium and https://github.com/SeleniumHQ/docs

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