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Hanselminutes Podcast 257 - Selenium for Web Automation Testing with Jim Evans

March 21, 2011 Comment on this post [3] Posted in ASP.NET | Podcast | Tools
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image Scott chats with Jim Evans from the Selenium team about how to get into Web Automation Testing. What's new in Selenium v2? Can you use Selenium with any browser? How does .NET fit into the process? All this and more in this Web Testing Episode.

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June 01, 2011 18:04
Hi Scott,
isn't it so that Microsoft is somewhat promoting WatiN?
It integrates with MSTest and works locally with IE.
In comparison: to test in IE with Selenium I need to install a Java Server.
One more headache for a Microsoft Shop as we are.

<a href"" title="'Behavior-Driven Development with SpecFlow and WatiN' in MSDN Magazine 12/2010 ">MSDN Magazine 12/2010</a> printed a BDD-Primer with this combination of SpecFlow with WatiN. Its author Brandon Satrom (msft Developer Evangelist) has also posted a Video Webcast: Using ASP.NET MVC With Community Tools teaching in detail 1:1 his above findings.
It seems best to go along with WatiN in our enterprise development around basically Microsoft tecnologies. What do You think?
June 01, 2011 18:09
Something is going odd with the html-tags here, the above did NOT resolve to a href as in the comment preview:
<a href"" title="'Behavior-Driven Development with SpecFlow and WatiN' in MSDN Magazine 12/2010 ">MSDN Magazine 12/2010</a>
June 06, 2011 23:35
Sure, I promote whatever is cool. Watin and Selenium ARE cool.

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