West Yorkshire Python User Group

The West Yorkshire Python User Group (WYPy) have been meeting monthly since 2007. Our meetings are free, and usually include at least one talk, as well as a trip to the pub.

We discuss our meetings on the Python Yorkshire and Humberside Google Group and you can also follow us on Twitter at @WYPython.

Simple Selenium Test - A case study

Thursday August 14, 2014

Simple Selenium Test (SST, http://testutils.org/sst/ ) is an open source Python framework for writing automated tests for web applications. SST tests use Selenium Webdriver to drive real web browsers around the system under test.

  • The Test People recently used SST for the first time in a large project for a client. In this talk I'll cover:
  • How SST compares with other approaches to writing automated functional tests for webapps.
  • Why we thought SST was an appropriate choice for this project
  • What changes we needed to make to the framework to support our needs
  • What changes I'd like to see in the future
  • Whether SST lived up to its promise

Peter Russell is a Senior Consultant working at The Test People.

Who's it for?

This talk should be suitable for people of all levels of Python experience. It may be of particular interest to people involved in testing or web development.

Date and Time

Thursday 14 August. Talk at 7.30.

If you want to arrive before the talk, The venue will be open from about 6.30. We will be finished at around 9, and we will be going to the pub afterwards.

Location

We will be meeting at the offices of The Test People:

Floor 3
Albion Court
Albion Place
Leeds
West Yorkshire,
LS1 6JL

You will need to call Peter on <removed> for access, as we can't hear the buzzer at the door.

Coming up

Nothing scheduled yet. Please check back soon.

Previous meetings

  1. 2017

    1. May - Talisker - One Year On
    2. April - Python/Django Workshop
    3. March - Becoming Polyglot - Lorna Mitchell
    4. February - February Social
  2. 2016

    1. September - (TBC) PyConUK Warmup
    2. June - Pair Programming Game
    3. May - Pair Programming Game
    4. April - Talisker - a Web Application Runtime
    5. February - February Social
    6. January - Fast Python Implementations: An Opinionated Review
  3. 2015

    1. November - Hypothesis, a QuickCheck style testing library for Python
    2. October - October Social
    3. September - Elephant taming for snake lovers
    4. August - How To Get Your Patch Accepted
    5. July - to pytest or not to pytest
    6. June - June Social
    7. May - Hacking on the WYPy website.
    8. January - Micropython
  4. 2014

    1. August - Simple Selenium Test - A case study
    2. June - Suggestions on designing a flexible framework
    3. May - Monitoring things that aren't computers
    4. April - Monitoring things that aren't computers
    5. March - Lightning talks: A Python editor/IDE show and tell
    6. February - Teaching Python at The Test People
  5. 2013

    1. November - Geist UI Automation Library
    2. September - Encouraging Contributions To Your Open Source Project
    3. July - Coding Session: Turtles All The Way Down
    4. May - Stormy Webber - Tornado for everyone
    5. April - PyCon US Review and social meeting
    6. March - Coding Session - Porting Restish to Python 3
    7. February - Inkscape and Python
  6. 2012

    1. December - Unit testing Django
    2. November - A Python powered media server
    3. October - IPython: tools for interactive computing
    4. June - Go From a Python Programmer's Perspective
    5. May - The Twisted Toolbox
    6. March - Coding Dojo
    7. February - Python Web Framework Comparrison (Part 2)
    8. January - Python Web Framework Comparrison (Part 1)
  7. 2011

    1. December - Coding Dojo
    2. November - Testing in Python
    3. October - Testing in Python and Using the SciPy toolset for interactive analysis
    4. August - Block World - Simon Davy