Chrome Automation Testing
The application I work on is getting an upgrade in a few months and then supposedly will only be supported by Chrome 31 and newer because my organization can't upgrade from IE8 for a large number of reasons.
Prior to this I've been using Watir and QTP, but it looks like I am out of a job in regards to those. So I've started searching around. For being such a popular browser there doesn't seem to be much support for test automation in Chrome. Is Selenium really going to be my best bet? If it is, then great I guess...I just never really been a fan of it, but is there some thing better that I am missing? Should I just go back to tedious manual testing?
The application is based on Click Commerce starter sites...with a lot of Site Manager add-ons that will hopefully mostly work after the upgrade.
Any advice would be appreciated
Most likely those tools will work in some capacity. And probably will end up supporting it with the next major releases.
Since Google does use Selenium in house for their automation. Selenium will probably be a first class citizen in automating Chrome, Chrome OS, and Android. But other automation tools might use Selenium behind the scenes or access some of the same hooks Chrome/Android makes available to Selenium.
Actually Selenium Webdriver is going to become the Web Standard in automation. Most of the browser vendors will be supporting the Webdriver protocol, then most other automation tools will probably add abstractions on top of it to make it easier to work with.
Yep, Selenium is used by both Chrome and Firefox for internal testing. And Selenium has replaced QTP as the top web automation tool.
What don't you care for about it? Maybe there's something in your approach that could use tweaking. And yes, there are a number of tools out there that use Selenium behind the scenes but give you a gui/ide.
I would agree with everyone's post. I've been using Silk products (Performer / and Silk Test) for years. Now I'm wondering if maintenance costs are worth it, at least for silktest. For a recent project I used Selenium webdriver for all the automated regression and loved it. So yes, I would switch over to Selenium.