Use Selenium to Automate Windows with WinAppDriver

If you have ever found yourself in the position that you needed to automate a Windows application as part of your day to day automation testing you might well have come across AutoIt or gone down the CodedUI path. Now however, those good folk at Microsoft have made WinAppDriver which makes use of all the usual Selenium goodies… from the horses mouth: […]

SeConf 2016 Wrap Up

Selenium Conf 2016 closed up last week – this a very short post with my thoughts on it and my main take-aways. It is the first time I have attended the event and all in all I found it very interesting and extremely worth while. Plus points Meeting the Core Committers of the Selenium project Not all of them, but I […]

Measuring Speed and Performance with Sitespeed.io

I recently came across a fantastic open source speed and performance tool called Sitespeed and was pretty amazed by both what it can do and how it presents the results to you. It has its foundations in some other cool stuff you may have heard of like YSlow, PhantomJS and Bootstrap and makes good use of WebPageTest too. It seems […]

SeConf 2016 – London

If you aren’t aware of the Selenium Conference in London in November, head on over to their website and book yourself a ticket. Early bird prices are still available so get them whilst they are cheap and I’ll see you there! Looking forward to sharing ideas and experiences with other testing pros out there. Tickets are here. Check out the website […]

Testing Rest Endpoints with RestSharp and Specflow

In an earlier post I set how to use Specflow to test SOAP endpoints but what about REST API’s? Given the nature of building URLs to interact with them it should be a cinch!… And it was. By leveraging use of the RestSharp library I was easily able to manipulate an example Rest interface over at http://www.thomas-bayer.com/sqlrest/. So lets have a look at […]