Testing with Selenium

Inigo talked about testing with Selenium in our developer meeting.

The detail is in the slides – but the high-level overview is that Selenium is a useful tool for producing automated tests for web application behaviour, but it can be hard to write solid tests that aren’t flakey and dependent on timing. It helps a lot to use an API approach – writing a class for each page in the web application and the operations it exposes, and then separately writing the tests to exercise that API. This leads to much cleaner and easier to maintain code than if you just write tests directly against the pages.

Dev meeting Selenium slides