Stories on a Cloud - Distributed Browser Testing with Selenium

Martin Sadler (CitySafe)
15:20 Wednesday, 3-09-2008
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Location: Salon 4
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Once upon a time there was a browser, now there are many, and as developers we have to ensure our web applications run on them all (well most of them anyway!).

With the advent of rich internet applications, it’s common to have sites which increasingly rely on Javascript. We need a way to ensure our apps run reliably whatever the browser and platform.

In this talk we show how Webrat and RSpec stories can be tied to Selenium and distributed across a cloud of computers using a messaging queue.

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Martin Sadler

CitySafe

Martin has been working in the web development industry for over ten years enabling a wide spectrum of organizations to meet their online goals – from Bluechips and public sector bodies to independents and start-ups. At DSC, Martin created the Working With Rails community site that helps Rails developers connect with one another and find out who is doing what with Rails. He is currently working at CitySafe in London developing mission critical apps in use daily by the Police, Government, and high profile financial and retail institution.

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