Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Path to Test Automation Success

Back in 2006, I first came across a tool Selenium IDE that saved me a lot of time to do manual boring stuff. I slowly starting doing stuff that not just saved some time for me but also saved a lot of time for the whole team and improved the time to market for our products. That also great improved our output quality. Below is a brief presentation that shows the path I took. It doesn't get into a lot of technical details but is really a mix of process and tools.

Selenium with Sikuli

At Squarespace, I had to write automated tests for a css/js heavy website and that couldn't be done using just Selenium. Once I integrated Sikuli with Selenium, I was able to do get the job done. I had best of both worlds. I hosted a meetup at AOL/Huff Post office in NYC to talk about Sikuli and explain its benefits. The presentation is below:

There are 6 reasons to integrate selenium with sikuli. All about that is explained here.

Feedback received from the folks (40ish) in the room. Before and after the presentation: