Eli Sarver

Someone already did it

Scalatest is neat.

It turns out that the things I was trying to do with Selophane are already implemented in several libraries. I'm not mad; my solution to the issue of PageFactory is still somewhat cool. It is still one of the few Java based libraries to attempt a PageFactory hack, and it's definitely on the right track.

The problem is that other . . .

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December 18, 2012

Wrapping WebElement 2

Automating the Wrappers

In the previous post, I outlined a basic WebElement wrapper called Element. Element as a WebElement wrapper
can only go so far in guaranteeing behavior. For starts the structure to wrap a WebElement is cumbersome:

Checkbox cb = new CheckBox(checkBoxWebElement); 

In this article I'll explain how we push WebDriver into generating pages . . .

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December 10, 2012

Improving TestNG Reporting

Recently, the test suite I maintain kept crashing in the reporting phase. After some digging, and a number of report-free runs, I found the problem.

There's a bug in TestNG's reporter that is a known issue with using a StringBuffer to generate large amounts of html. This is simple to fix. We just have to disable the html reporter.

The . . .

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December 09, 2012

Wrapping WebElement 1

Basic Wrapping

I'm starting a series called "Wrapping WebElement" that takes you through my process of creating selophane,
a library that wraps WebElements with functionality. Work on the library is ongoing, with the codebase opening up by New Year's Day. But documentation and testing must come before a public release.

We start with the . . .

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December 08, 2012

Enabling Quiet Exceptions

From Selenium 2.23 and beyond, you can save a bit of bandwidth on failure by enabling the following feature in capabilities:

capObj.setCapability("webdriver.remote.quietExceptions", true); 

This disables the default behavior of taking a screen-shot, UUEncoding it, and sending it back to the host machine. In the minimum it will save . . .

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December 04, 2012


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