Rock-solid Web Development: Testing Web Apps
John Paul Ashenfelter, CTO, TransitionPoint
Track: Web Apps
Date: Tuesday, July 25
Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Portland 256
The main focus will be on using Selenium for functional and regression testing, and Grinder for load and performance testing. These language-agnostic tools provide a means of testing the application from the top-down, emulating the behavior of users -- much like the ad hoc manual "testing" that is familiar to us all. By scripting and automating this testing, developers can focus on writing code, the QA team can focus on writing tests, and the entire team can focus on producing higher-quality software.
Along with the core testing tools, we'll cover how to integrate them into your development workflow using automation tools like Ant, CruiseControl, and Continuum. We'll also touch on supporting tools ranging from database manipulation with DBUnit to integrating (X)HTML validation into your testing process. By the end of the tutorial, you should have everything you need to jump start your own web application testing to help you produce web applications that are more reliable, better performing, and just simply better than they were before.