An AngularJS testing framework for the rest of us: porting Protractor to Python

schedule Sep 10th 04:50 PM - 05:35 PM place Pavilion East/West

Protractor, the testing framework for Angular built upon WebDriverJS, provides additional WebDriver-like functionality to test Angular based websites. But since it is written in Javascript it has been limited to users of WebDriverJS. In this talk I will outline my efforts as well as the efforts of others to bring Protractor like functionality to Python, Java, and other WebDriver ports.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Protractor

  • What does it give us
  • How is WebDriverJs different than the rest of the WebDriver Ports
  • Asyncronous communication and Promises

Protractor for Python

  • Locators (by binding, by model, by repeaters)
  • Wait For Angular
  • Everybody waits and the work of Richard Huang

Testing the Test (Framework)

  • Using Protractor's internal test website for testing the Python port

Protractor for everyone

  • Paul Hammant's port for Java
  • Al Scott, et al. work with asynchronous javascript testing with selenium (Yes, I know it is not Protractor but it does relate and I will show you how)

Learning Outcome

Attendees will walk away with a high level understanding of AngularJS testing and see what advantages Protractor gives the tester. They will see the work done by myself and others to provide this functionality within other WebDriver ports including Python and Java. They will know how to get started writing tests for their AngularJS sites using Python or Java.

Target Audience

Developers, QA Engineers, Managers

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