Some of our test data needs to be transformed from its original type to something else. For example, we might need to convert a String to a numeric value, or vice versa. Or we might need to generate date values in a certain format. Examples for all of these can be found below.
Using try/catches to handle exceptions has become quite fashionable when writing tests with Java. However, this approach is also a frequent source of having false positives while running tests. Many times when writing the tests people forget to consider both sections of this code block: they forget to write the appropriate code in both sections… Read More
Where does this approach apply? One of the following: if you have a list of elements with identical selectors. The element you are interested in is an element of that list. But it does not always appear in the same place in the list. Sometimes it might be the third element in the list, other… Read More
This is going to be a rather complex post, that will show how to easily check for values of similar UI elements. By similar i mean elements that share some kind of properties: whether they have the same CSS selector, or are part of the same group of elements. Some examples will be shown below.… Read More
When starting to learn Java, one of the first things you are taught is that a class consists of several things, among which are the ‘methods’. A method is nothing more than grouping of several code lines. Since tests are code, the same principle applies to writing your Java based tests. Especially if you are… Read More
This is going to be a follow-up post in regards to the approach i showed at my SeleniumConf talk, on doing Selenium tests by using an Object Oriented approach. I will have a series of such posts, to show more examples and to make it easier to understand how to use it. All the code… Read More
When you are faced with a task that involves using lists, you might want to consider the following question: are the elements in my list ever going to change, or is it enough to just add my elements to the list once and use them across my tests. Is my list a constant? In case… Read More
Some while ago i published an article in a local magazine on the topic of writing Selenium tests in an Object Oriented fashion. As i believe this is a very useful way of reducing the number of asserts tests can include, and to expand to a bigger audience, here is a different approach to writing… Read More