[clug] PSIG meeting - Thursday 10th October
grail at goldweb.com.au
Mon Oct 7 15:28:20 MDT 2013
It turns out this presentation will be mainly about using Selenium through Python, and the Selenium IDE for Firefox.
There are so many things that can go wrong, and so much conversion that needs to be done, that by the end of it most people will be wondering why put in the effort (including me!). I'm hoping that by highlighting the problems someone with the appropriate skill set might be able to look at the Selenium/Firefox interaction and figure out what's wrong.
The payoff, of course, is a set of regression tests that allow you to fearlessly refactor your code, knowing that you have the safety net of testing at many levels to warn you when you've broken something. No longer do you have to guess (or simply cross your fingers and invoke FSM).
On 8 Oct 2013, at 07:42, Paul Wayper <paulway at mabula.net> wrote:
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> Hi all,
> The reminder hasn't gone out, for reasons I haven't yet established, but the
> Programming SIG meeting is on this week.
> This Thursday we have Alex Satrapa walking people through the process of
> converting a legacy PHP site to use Django, using Selenium and unit testing
> to ensure a smooth transition. This will take his usual form of
> presentation/workshop: "This is as far as I have come, can anyone show me a
> better way?"
> Coming up in two week's time we have Jamie Carl giving his talk about
> Hazaar, his own MVC web framework for rapid website development written in
> (of all things) PHP.
> The meeting starts at 7PM at the ANU CSIT building, room N101. See the CLUG
> website at http://www.clug.org.au for more details on how to get there.
> See you soon,
> P.S. If anyone's interested in giving talks for either meeting in November,
> please be in touch with me :-)
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