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December Recap




December Recap

In an effort to be more consistent with publishing articles, I’m posting monthly summaries of the things I’ve done. I did a lot of Selenium documentation work in addition to writing code this month.



November Recap




November Recap

I’m bad at writing articles for this site. I have dozens of posts from the past several years that are in various stages of progress, none of which are quite “good enough” to publish. Someone recently gave me a great suggestion that I just write what I’ve been up to professionally for the month and not worry about creating the code examples and getting everything perfect. So, I’m giving it a try…



Optimizing Page Factory




Optimizing Page Factory

While you should know by now that you should not be using the Selenium PageFactory class, it is by far the most common Page Object implementation in Java. If you are starting from scratch there are much better solutions; but if you are using PageFactory and you want to improve it without rewriting everything, here is a simple way to get better performance without sacrificing reliability.



The Valley of Success




The Valley of Success

In general, I dislike analogies when it comes to testing. Anything that starts with “testing is like…” Specifically, I hate mountain climbing analogies. They are always used to represent achievement in the face of something daunting, and there’s always a chasm of some kind that you have to cross along the way. The analogy always breaks down because testing is a continuous activity; there is no “top,” no ultimate achievement that can’t be undone by something released tomorrow. I think this analogy is the opposite of how we should think about testing, so I’ve come up with an analogy that is both more apt and more generalizable: The Valley of Success.