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Selenium WebDriver Version 2.40.0 Released

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Selenium WebDriver Version 2.40.0 Released

Like me I’m sure you’re still eagerly awaiting the release of Selenium 3. Until then we have another release 2.40 for all the language bindings to whet our appetites. Selenium Version 2.40.0 for all language binding was announced on 02/19/2014.

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TestTalks – First Episode Live! Learn BDD

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TestTalks a Podcast dedicated to Test Automation

I just wanted to let you all know that the first episode of TestTalks is live. I’m really excited because this was one of my goals for 2014.

Episode 1 is all about BDD


In the first episode Lance Kind talks to us about behavior driven development (BDD). Lance is an agile/BDD consultant with years of experience in development. He breaks down what is BDD, how to get started with it and shares tips and tricks on how to be successful implementing BDD the right way.

Feedback Welcomed

Since this is the first episode, I would love to hear from you. I really want to create useful podcast episodes that you find helpful so I would love your feedback — even if it’s to tell me what you didn’t like.

Want to Talk?

If you have an automation success story you’d like to share on an upcoming episode, let’s talk! Send your suggestions to: feedback@testtalks.com

HP UFT – Critical Patch 1 release for UFT 11.53

HP QTP, Service Test, LoadRunner Patch

HP UFT Critical Patch Release

**UPDATE 2014-Feb-07 – This Critical Warning has been issued by HP.**
- UFT 11.53 Patch 1, UFT_00058, may not install properly.
- Due to these installation issues, the patch has been removed
from distribution and is no longer available for download.  HP
apologizes for any inconvenience and will provide a solution
as soon as possible

Good news for HP UFT testers, today HP released Patch 1 for UFT 11.53.

Also HP released some equivalent patches for:

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REST Testing with Java – Getting Started with Rest-Assured

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Getting Started with Rest-Assured

I’m currently putting together a test automation framework that will handle both UI and APIs for some new development my company is starting.

Rather than start from scratch, I’m leveraging open-source libraries like Thucydides. One of the framework requirements is to be able to verify responses from REST services using Java and BDD.

One of the open-source libraries that I’ve found meets all our needs is REST-Assured.

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Java,Maven, Eclipse – Getting Started with Open Source Automation Tools

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New to open source automation testing

I plan to start putting together some quick videos for common installs that someone new to open source automation testing would have to do to get started.

Although each one on its own may appear overly simple, I’m hoping that in the end I’ll have a bunch of videos that can be strung together and used as a kind of syllabus that I can point newbies to in order to help get them up and running with test automation using open source tools.

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QTP/UFT – Is Google Chrome Frame Supported?

Joe Colantonio Quick Post

UFT support for Google Chrome Frame

I’ve received a few emails over the past years inquiring about if QTP supported Google Chrome Frame. I’m surprised I’ve never created a post specially to address this question. So rather than to continue to answer each one individually, I thought it would be better to frame my reply in the form of a quick post.

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Review – Automated Web Testing with Selenium and C# Video Course

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Automated Web Testing with Selenium and C#

As I wrote in my previous Selenium course review, I’m currently reviewing courses for my company that I think will help other teams learn test automation using Selenium. Since I often receive emails asking for course recommendations, I thought it might also be helpful to share this info with my loyal blog readers. Here is the second course that I have reviewed and recommended.

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Review – Selenium WebDriver Basics with Java Video Course

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Online Training for Selenium Course

I’m currently reviewing courses for my company that I think will help other teams learn test automation using Selenium. Since I often receive emails asking for course recommendations, I thought it would be good to also share this info with my loyal blog readers. Here is the first course that I have reviewed and recommended:

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Test Automation Trends for 2014 – How to Keep Your Skills Up-to-Date

Automation Trends

How to Keep Your Skills Up-to-Date in the New Year

Like most people who are hoping to start the New Year off right, I’m reflecting on what I’ve learned during the past year, as well as identifying what I can (or need to) improve upon.

Also, being a naturally paranoid guy, I’m looking for opportunities to make myself more employable in the event that I find myself laid off. This usually involves me using the following tools to find out which skills are currently in the most demand (and which ones aren’t):

  • Simplyhired keyword trends – I use this to see how often certain test automation words appear within Simply Hired’s job postings. Knowing which words are trending upward helps me decide which skills I should focus on learning during the upcoming year.
  • indeed.com – I use Indeed to check current test automation job listings in my area, as well as to determine what those companies are currently listing as requirements and/or prerequisites.
  • Google trends – I use this to see how many times a certain skill is searched for. This helps me determine whether interest in a particular skill is growing or not.

(NOTE: I don’t claim that this is a scientifically accurate method but rather a quick and dirty way to “guesstimate” what skills I should focus on.)

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UFT API – How to Data Drive Scripts Using ALM Resource

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How do I data drive a UFT script with ALM Resource?

I’m often asked the question “How do I data drive my UFT script using a resource stored in ALM“? I decided to finally create a simple example to explain the steps needed to do this. Hope it helps.

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