Posted 5 years, 9 months ago at 10:53. 2 comments
In the past, testing with Selenium has entailed firing up Firefox 2 because the Selenium IDE had not yet been updated to work with the Firefox 3 betas/release candidates. I was pleasantly surprised yesterday to find a new version 1.0 beta 2 available for download that has been updated to support Firefox 3. Not a moment too soon either!
Aside from minimizing my need to switch between major revs of my favorite browser, the 1.0 betas of the IDE have introduced a wealth of new functionality that make my webdev testing life easier. Of key importance to me are two features:
- Dynamic/automatic addition of test commands to the right-click context menu as I use them. I’m likely to use the same commands again and again based on the way I write tests, and this may not be the same as other people, so not having a static list is great.
- Ability to edit/run test suites directly. No more firing up selenium-core or switching between the IDE and a browser tab. This is a HUGE win for me.