Enter JS Unit testing: Cross Browser, reliable, fast and developer friendly

Ever been frustrated by slow, unreliable Selenium tests that won't work in all browsers? Chances are you're doing it wrong.

Selenium is an excellent tool, but as all tools, should only be used for the right purpose.

In this talk I want to walk the audience through current approaches, frameworks, tools and the advantages or using Javascript Unit Tests to get extensive client-side coverage, reliable and millisecond-speed results.

Leverage client-side unit testing as a complement to a more focussed and stable set of functional Selenium tests. Use the power of Sauce Labs' Javascript API to run these across all browsers with very little effort.

 

 

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • Common problems of extensive Selenium test suites
  • Advantages of moving most of the client-side testing into JS Unit Tests
  • Tools available for JS Unit Testing
  • Conclusion

Learning Outcome

You'll leave with a better understanding of when to use JS Unit Tests to increase test coverage and reduce falkeyness in your builds. You'll know about the tools available out there to both write and run these tests.

Target Audience

Web Developers and Automated Test Engineers looking for expanding their tesing toolkit

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  • Dave Haeffner
    By Dave Haeffner  ~  2 years ago
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    Agreed -- a strong leaning in favor of one tool makes this feel a bit heavy handed.  Providing a set of questions for the audience to ask themselves/their team to help them determine when to use Selenium vs JS testing would be a more effective approach.

  • Anand Bagmar
    By Anand Bagmar  ~  2 years ago
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    JS testing does help a lot ... however is this the 'next' silver bullet in test automation? Does it work in all cases? Or which cases are better automated via the browser?


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