Learn how to craft automated acceptance tests that you and your team can trust.

It's no secret that Selenium has problems

Some of the well known offenders include...
- It's slow
- Tests are brittle
- You get false postives & finnicky results
- It's a real maintenance nightmare

But what most people don't realize is this: Selenium has a bigger problem, and these are just symptoms of it.

The BIG Problem With Selenium

The problem is simple, and yet, a real challenge to solve -- INFORMATION.

Did you know that all of the problems mentioned above are solvable? Well, they are. And most people don't know that. There's either too much information to sift through, not enough for your context, it's out of date, nobody knows about it, or someone solved for it and never shared their experience.

The future is already here, it's just not very evenly distributed.
-William Gibson

Information Overload

Unfortunately there are more resources to dig through than you have time or know what to do with.

With blogs, videos, documentation, forums, meetups, conferences, books, and mailing lists, the signal to noise ratio is all out of whack. This is because none of these resources were designed to help you use Selenium successfully.

They may help you cobble together parts of a solution, solving short term problems. But odds are what you come up with will ultimately turn into something slow and brittle that is rife with false positives that is hard to maintain and untrusted by you and your team.

Wouldn't It Be Nice To Have Reliable Test Results You And Your Team Could Trust?

It's not your fault that this is the end result of your hard work. You were set up for failure before you even started. So let's level the playing field.

In order to use Selenium effectively, here is a list of what you need to do:

How do you stack up? Odds are you have some of these points nailed down. But wouldn't you rest easier knowing you had all of them?

You Can Make This Happen and "The Selenium Guidebook" will teach you how

Write tests that you and your team can trust with the techniques in "The Selenium Guidebook". With them you will be able to release software with confidence, knowing that your application has stable, fast, and working tests that cover everything that matters.

Who This Is For

The Selenium Guidebook, Video Walkthroughs, and Cheat Sheets are all designed with Testers in mind -- primarily focusing on helping you get started on the right foot. But it's also perfect for the Tester who is in the midst of an automation implementation, and likewise, for Developers who are interested in learning about Selenium and how to implement it well.

You Don't Need To Be A Developer To Do This

In order to do automated testing well you don't need to be a Developer, but you do need to write some code. But don't worry, I'll show you the bits you need to know along with some simple examples to help you get comfortable with these concepts and quickly put them into practice.

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About The Author

Hey,

I'm Dave Haeffner. I'm the writer of Elemental Selenium -- a free, once weekly Selenium tip newsletter that's read by thousands of testing professionals. I also the created and maintain ChemistryKit (an open-source Selenium framework) and the-internet (an open-source web application that is perfect for practicing automated web testing against).

I've helped numerous companies successfully implement automated acceptance testing; including The Motley Fool, ManTech International, Sittercity, and Animoto. I'm also a founder/co-organizer of the Selenium Hangout and I've spoken at numerous conferences and meetups about automated acceptance testing.


The Complete Package

Everything you need to become successful with Selenium



Video Walkthroughs

Over 15 videos with 2.5 hours of screencasts, with topics including

  • Getting Started
  • Finding and Verifying Locators
  • Your First Test
  • Writing Maintainable Tests with Page Objects
  • Writing Really Maintainable Tests with a Base Page Object
  • Exception Handling
  • Writing Resilient Tests with Explicit Waits
  • Packaging up your tests into a framework
  • Running your tests on other browsers locally
  • Running your tests in the cloud (with Sauce Labs)
  • Setting the correct name and job status in Sauce Labs
  • Running your tests against private apps behind a firewall
  • Speeding up your test runs with parallel execution
  • Adding a simple command-line wrapper for your tests
  • Test Reporting
  • Flexible test execution with test grouping
  • Automating your test runs with Continuous Integration

Want to see a sample of what you'd get?



Cheat Sheets

Actionable cheat sheets designed to help you save time while writing your Selenium tests day in and day out.

Some of the 14 topics covered:

  1. Local Configuration
  2. Cloud Configuration
  3. Common Actions
  4. Locators
  5. Exception Handling
  6. Waiting

See a sample of the Ruby version or the Java version.

The Selenium Guidebook

A potent 92 page guide that will show you, step-by-step, how to use Selenium successfully

Formats included:

  • PDF
  • EPUB
  • MOBI

You'll get all of them along with the source code from the dozens of examples in the book.



"I've learned so much from Dave's site and book; they've really helped me dive into automating the testing I'm doing. They've saved me hours of time."

-- Jonathan Lane, Customer Support Specialist at Harvest

Cheats Sheets + Book

A smaller package including the book, cheat sheets, and some of the videos



Some of the Video Walkthroughs

5 videos with over half-an-hour of screencasts, with topics including

  • Getting Started
  • Finding and Verifying Locators
  • Your First Test
  • Writing Maintainable Tests with Page Objects
  • Writing Really Maintainable Tests with a Base Page Object

Want to see a sample of what you'd get?



Cheat Sheets

Actionable cheat sheets designed to help you save time while writing your Selenium tests day in and day out.

Some of the 14 topics covered:

  1. Local Configuration
  2. Cloud Configuration
  3. Common Actions
  4. Locators
  5. Exception Handling
  6. Waiting

See a sample of the Ruby version or the Java version.

The Selenium Guidebook

A potent 92 page guide that will show you, step-by-step, how to use Selenium successfully

Formats included:

  • PDF
  • EPUB
  • MOBI

You'll get all of them along with the source code from the dozens of examples in the book.



"I've looked through other books, and tried probably a dozen examples I've found through Google searches. The Selenium Guidebook is the first one to work for my needs, very impressed."

-- Stan Martineau, Software Developer

Just The Book


The Selenium Guidebook

A potent 92 page guide that will show you, step-by-step, how to use Selenium successfully

Formats included:

  • PDF
  • EPUB
  • MOBI

You'll get all of them along with the source code from the dozens of examples in the book.



"The book helped me realize what I am doing right/wrong, and how I can tune up my Selenium tests.

-- Igor Baloš, QA Lead at Wildbit

Frequently Asked Questions


Are there any privacy restrictions on the book, videos, etc.?

Nope! I trust my readers and don't want to cripple the experience for them. If you'd like to share it with others, contact me for details on upgrading to a team license.

Do you offer a discount?

I offer discount pricing for certain countries and/or if you've previously purchased one of my products. Email me for details.

Do you have a return policy?

Yes. I offer a 100% money back guarantee on all of my products. If you aren't completely satisfied, then I'm not comfortable keeping your money. Let me know within 60 days and I'll give you full refund.

What about updates to the book? Do I have to purchase them?

No need to purchase an updated edition. Your purchase will get you lifetime access to the book. When an updated edition of the book you've purchased is released, you'll automatically receive it.

If I purchase one package, can I upgrade to another and pay just the difference?

Absolutely. Just contact me and I will send you a discount link right away.

Is the Getting Started with Appium e-book still available for with my purchase?

No. That was a limited time promotional offer. It's no longer available. But you can find a lot of its content here.

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The Complete Package

  • The Selenium Guidebook
  • Book Code Examples
  • Selenium Cheat Sheets
  • 18 Video Walkthroughs
  • Video Code Examples
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The Book & Cheat Sheets

  • The Selenium Guidebook
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  • 5 Video Walkthroughs
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Any other questions? Let me know. I'm here to chat at dhaeffner@gmail.com.