Today’s article can be seen as a survey reflecting our thoughts on web test automation in general. It basically lists personal experiences that we were able to gain in customer projects or conclusions that we arrived at in recent discussions on this topic.
Feel free to use these ideas and thoughts as input for your own discourse on test automation, whether it is about starting it, keeping it running, or just questioning it every once in a while.
Continue reading Test Automation – Here are our Thoughts on it
Are you familiar with someone asking you to do things such as putting all of your clients into the new CRM or inserting 80 new users in a software product x? If so and if your software has no import feature, you probably found yourself copying and pasting all day long. A simple way to save you from this torture is using a UI automation tool like Sikuli Script.
What is Sikuli?
Sikuli automates UI functionalities like mouse, keyboard, and clipboard actions. It works with UI recognition to identify UI components such as buttons, input fields, or menus. To use this kind of recognition, Sikuli compares the actual screen with screenshots from the user.
Continue reading Simplify Your Life With a Little UI Automation
Another must read for the performance-aware programmer and tester. A nice slide deck about CSS performance issues at GitHub. Includes solutions as well.
A talk on some problems solved related to CSS Performance at GitHub. The talk was given at CSS Dev Conference in Honolulu, HI 2012. I recorded the presentation from my laptop and posted it here https://vimeo.com/54990931
Enjoy and keep in mind that performance matters.
We received a lot of positive feedback on introducing our sample test automation suite for Demandware SiteGenesis. Have a look at the original post containing a video tutorial and all information you will need to get started.
It’s our intention to keep the test automation suite up-to-date, so it covers new and additional features of SiteGenesis. The latest update for version 13.3 of SiteGenesis contains the following improvements:
- Support of the new multi-ship feature of SiteGenesis
- Better independence of SiteGenesis product data
- Stability improvements to make the test suite much more stable with reference to timing issues
- Support for testing in Chrome and Firefox remotely without Script Developer
- Introducing of ANT support for easier integration into build automation
You can download the test suite here: Test Automation for Demandware SiteGenesis 13.3.
P.S. We do not provide instances of SiteGenesis for testing. You have to be a signed up partner or customer of Demandware to get your own test instance.
The Department of Industrial Engineering of the Ernst Abbe University of Applied Sciences Jena, Germany, invites applications for an endowed full professorship in E-Commerce / E-Business commencing March 1st 2014.
Xceptance supports the university’s bachelor’s degree program that is to comprise classes such as shop management, social media, or online marketing. We believe that education and innovation are major essentials for both personal and national development and therefore want to contribute to this program by providing both financial resources and professional knowledge.
Detailed information can be obtained from the website of the Ernst Abbe University, Jena in English and German.
Steve Souders summarizes his HTML5 Developer Conference keynote in a nice blog post.
I enjoy evangelizing web performance because I enjoy things that are fast (and efficient). Apparently, I’m not the only one. …
… Vendors are pitching a faster web. Consumers are expecting a faster web. Businesses succeed with a faster web. But is the Web getting faster? Let’s take a look.
So hop over and keep reading: How fast are we going now?