January 28, 2019

Modern Web Testing: Going Beyond Selenium

Modern Web Testing: Going Beyond Selenium

Short Abstract

Selenium WebDriver has been the traditional testing standard for many years. However, many developers have concerns over test speed, maintenance, and implementation. Fortunately, new, non-Selenium frameworks like TestCafe and Cypress.io rely on Rapid Test Development practices which address common issues teams have with their old test infrastructure.

In this talk, we dive into platform-specific Selenium solutions like Protractor, and discuss non-Selenium frameworks like TestCafe and Cypress.io.

Recording

NDC Minnesota 2019: Dmitry Vinnik - Modern Web Testing: Going Beyond Selenium

Slide Deck

Long Abstract

It is safe to say that Selenium WebDriver is the number one testing tool for many software engineers across the globe. However, as the tech world has been growing rapidly, so has the testing industry. More and more UI testing frameworks besides Selenium are gaining popularity.

These new test frameworks are especially appealing to its users because of the promise to solve speed, maintenance, development and other concerns of WebDriver implementations. These new, non-Selenium frameworks emphasize Rapid Test Development practices, and it has been resonating with the development community.

In this talk, we dive into test solutions evolved from Selenium like Protractor, and talk about non-Selenium frameworks like TestCafe and Cypress.io. We discuss why these new tools are gaining popularity and continue to disrupt the traditional testing standards of Selenium WebDriver. More importantly, we address how to get started and what mistakes to avoid when first implementing TestCafe or Cypress.io in your team.

Takeaways

  • Importance of Selenium WebDriver for Test Industry
  • Platform-specific Selenium Solutions: WebdriverJs and Protractor
  • Non-Selenium frameworks: TestCafe and Cypress.io