Selenium is mostly used to test JavaScript/HTML applications.  However, several organizations use Java WebDriver bindings to develop their automation.  Our team has learned that WebDriverJS provides a number of benefits over the traditional approach.  Asynchronous constructs in Javascript, such as Promises and Reactive-Extensions (RxJs), help solve many of the challenges faced when developing automated tests for browser based applications. With the increase in popularity of Node.js, JavaScript is being utilized across the entire web development stack.  WebDriverJS complements this trend, by enabling functional tests to be written in the same language as unit tests and production code.


Learn how your team can benefit from the adoption of WebDriverJS and complimentary JavaScript tools and libraries.  We will discuss our motivations, as well as the architectural and design decisions that applied to our use case.  The presentation will conclude with a real-world demo of using WebDriverJS and RxJs to implement the Page Object Model.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  1. Brief overview of WebDriverJS
  2. Why you should consider WebDriverJS
  3. Overview of node.js and reactive concepts
  4. Design and architecture considerations for the automation platform
  5. Demo of modeling page state transitions using WebDriverJS + RxJs
  6. Challenges

Learning Outcome

Identify if WebDriverJS is a good fit for your automation goals.  Using JavaScript’s strengths to better model your web application under test.

Target Audience

Beginner to intermediate Selenium users. Basic understanding of JavaScript will be useful.

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  • Dave Haeffner Test
    By Dave Haeffner Test  ~  1 year ago
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    I like the material, but I think it plays better as a Case Study than a general talk. What I mean is, I think the overall message works better as "Why we considered WebDriverJS" rather than "Why you should consider WebDriverJS".


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