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Germanium Abstract Selectors

Hi, this is Christopher. My first blog, ever, I promise. We will show the present state of the Selenium Page Object Pattern (in Java) and then tear it apart with a simpler Germanium approach that is equivalent but far superior. Tighten your belts: we have work to do.


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Writing Simple Selectors

We all got tired at some point of finding element by XPath, since it's error prone and hard to maintain. A naive approach might be using string constants, but is there another way?


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Integration Testing Beyond The Surface

When thinking about integration tests, a lot of people think only about the source code of the tests. Of course, seeing tests like that is not only wrong, but also might prove fatal for your testing infrastructure. Let's see why...


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Managing IFrames With Germanium

IFrames are a feature that is widely used when implementing complex web applications, but it can cause serious problems and confusion when developing automated tests for such an application. Fortunately, Germanium makes also this part easy.


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Changes in Germanium 2.0.1 and 2.0.2

Version 2.0.1 and 2.0.2 list of changes.


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Writing Your First Selenium+Germanium Java Test

Let's see how we can easily write a Java Selenium test, without a PhD in WebDriver.


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Creating a Selenium Grid with Germanium

Setting up the infrastructure is simpler with the Selenium Grid that is provisioned by Germanium, and available in Docker. All the regression tests are running against the grid now.


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Germanium Offers Now Edge Support (Beta)

Version 1.10.0 offers now Edge support. In order to access it you just need to update Germanium (pip install -U germanium), and call open_browser('edge').


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Germanium 1.9.8 Changes Since Last Release

Quite a few changes happened since our last blog post announcing the availability of Germanium 1.9.3.


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Writing Your First Selenium-Germanium Test

Let's assume someone finally convinced you it would be a good idea to have some integration tests using Selenium/Germanium. Where do you go from here?


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