How AI can help accelerate testing

AI can beat humans at Chess & Go, drive a car more safely than you, identify cat videos better than any human; soon AI will help test code better than humans too. Working at companies like & Google, Chris has explored the intricacies of building AI to help test dynamic websites and apps that are constantly changing. He will show how these lessons learned are now being brought to the larger community in a plug and play way.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Problem locally and at scale [4min]
  • Using AI to backup selectors [4 min]
  • Using AI to write quick automation [3 min]
  • How it works under the hood [6 min]
  • Q&A [3 min]

Learning Outcome

How to add AI to your automation in 5 minutes.

Target Audience

Selenium Developers

Prerequisites for Attendees

Have experience dealing with broken selectors.

schedule Submitted 10 months ago

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    Diego Molina
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    Have you ever wondered how you can contribute to the Selenium project and become part of the team?

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    Selenium is a set of solutions that enables you to automate all major browsers with WebDriver, scale up and run tests in parallel through the Grid, record and play back user interactions with the IDE, and share all this knowledge though the Selenium website and documentation.

    However, 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 fix or improve something that you can contribute on the same day!

  • Robin Gupta

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    Robin Gupta
    Robin Gupta
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    David Burns - Working in the Shadow (DOM) - How to test Web Components

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  • Puja Chiman Jagani

    Puja Chiman Jagani - Selenium has a new trick up its sleeve to track failures

    Puja Chiman Jagani
    Puja Chiman Jagani
    Team Lead
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    As our systems and tests grow more and more complex we need to make sure that we have the tools to capture the root causes without spending hours or days chasing them down. This is where Observability becomes our best friend. Observability allows us to see what is going on inside a system based on what we think is crucial without trawling through logs! Just like any piece of software should be robust, scalable, maintainable, and reliable, it should also be observable. Observability makes the journey from identifying unexpected problems to identifying the root cause easier.

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    2. Need for observability

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    Chandrakanth Donagar
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    Case Study

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