Selenium is the 800lb gorilla of open source web application testing. For four years it has been steadily gaining a following and making a difference for corporations large and small. Such tools have always been a trap for adept Agile teams though. Too often teams rely on functional testing and skimp on the much more effective ‘small’ unit tests. Now with JBehave steering Selenium, we’re seeing test scripts emerge that engage formerly perplexed management and business folks. The time has come for this type of tool pairing to be valued for its role in validating Agile in the enterprise
End-to-end tests appear everywhere: test-driven development, story-test-driven development, acceptance testing, functional testing, and system testing. They’re also slow, brittle, and expensive. In this expert-level workshop, we will discuss why end-to-end testing is used, examine where and why it breaks down, and generate more effective solutions. We will spark ideas for participants to explore further on their own.
We will not be debating the premise (that end-to-end tests are problematic). This is an expert-level workshop and attendees will be expected to participate fully.