Posts Tagged - Testing
When I write code, I try to remember that everything is broken until proven otherwise. I’ve been shifting my learning to browser-based platforms that I am working on and with that shift, browser tests have started to be folded into that mindset.
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We are spinning up a new application for some end users to enter data, so we need to build a robust testing system. Unit tests are a must, but those only test to ensure that all the classes, methods, and functions do what we expect. On top of that, we also need to verify that the web app as a whole looks and behaves how we hope it does to have a complete end-to-end testing apparatus. My goal for these first few spikes in the project was to find a tool for system testing and see if we could make it modular and easily automate it to not interfere with our workflow. I believe I found the solution. Selenium is a suite of tools for creating and automating browser tests, and I think it is what I was looking for. Let’s dive in.