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David Burns

David is a Lead Test Engineer and has been doing test automation for many years. David is a Selenium Core Committer and has been using the product for over 3 1/2 years so knows all the nuances and issues that go with Selenium. David has also spoken at a number of conferences and has shown how you can use Selenium to record client side stats that was presented at Google Test Automation Conference.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (October 19, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849518300
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849518307
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #201,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I bought this book because it was the only one I could find on the subject. Having read David's earlier book on Selenium 1, I was not expecting much. Sadly, this title suffers from the same frustrating lack of clarity, coherence and detail. For a book that claims to teach beginners how to learn to use Selenium 2 'from scratch', it does not do nearly enough to communicate key concepts to readers. If you're a java programmer looking for a quick introduction to selenium webdriver then you may get some value from this book. However, there is nothing here that you will not find covered in more detail on various websites and blogs. Please, don't waste your money on this.
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While I am an old hand at web development and web programming, I'm just learning Java and automated testing. Finding decent references that walk you through exactly how to set up Selenium Webdriver has been a PITA, and this book claims that it will help you get started. Selenium 2 Testing Tools: Beginner's Guide disappoints on every important front.

My biggest complaint is that while this text has some good info for the rank novice, it's effectively useless to me. Basic information is covered in detail, but the text skims over the parts that I actually need, like installing and configuring Selenium Webdriver on a computer system. The author doesn't even show you how to configure his recommended IDE. He just says, "This is the development tool I like. Install it... Oh, and now go create a new Java project!" Um... some details on what the defaults are and whether additional paths need to be defined would be ever so helpful, and they're not here.

Who the book might be good for:

* People who know little to nothing about automated testing.
* People who have never used Selenium IDE before.
* People who are not familiar with basic programming concepts and/or best practices.

Who should not waste their time with this book:

* IT professionals who are already familiar with basic programming concepts and best practices.
* QA/QC professionals who already are familiar with Selenium IDE.
* People who are already familiar with Java (Not JavaScript! Java. If you don't know the difference, do yourself a favor and Google it.)

I'm not too put out because I purchased the MUCH less expensive Kindle version, but had I bought the print edition I would be screaming for my money back.
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Since there are so few books about Selenium about I chose this. It starts off easy, but it goes quickly downhill from there. There are spelling errors and presentation of code without proper explanations.

The book would really need to be thorougly checked for spelling errors. It should also be updated with more in-depth information and explanations to why the author presents the code. In addition, either the test-site ([...]) or the book needs to be checked so that ID's and names are correct.
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The author covers a good overview of what Selenium 2 is, which includes the differences between Selenium IDE, grid, RC and the WebDriver. It is basically a "cookbook"- with information on how to record tests, setup different tests, test new HTML5 features, test on different platforms, including mobile, and generally giving you the tools to create tests for a variety of situations.
If you are looking to get started with Selenium 2, and looking for a book that contains a good overview, and enough to get you setup, this is a great book. If you are looking to learn Java, this is not the book for you. Selenium is used to create automated tests of websites, so you can quickly test to make sure regular updates/changes haven't broken your website.
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I have used Selenium professionally for the last five years. I have successfully written both Selenium 1 and Selenium 2 (WebDriver) tests extensively.

I was desiring to setup Selenium Grid. To wit: Chapter 8: "Getting Started with Selenium Grid".
Like the rest of the book, he starts to address a topic and then skips over all the specific details. For example, the section "Running tests in parallel". Here's a paragraph: "In this section, we will look at how we can add a thread-count attribute to the <suite> node in our test configuration file. We will also need to add the parallel attribute to the test suite. The value that it takes will be methods or classes..."
"Time for Action"
1. Open your TestNG XML Configuration file.
2. Add parallel-methods to the suite node."

As usual in this book: no example. No sample, no explanation of where it should go. No examples. Nada. You have to go elsewhere to discover what he means. Time after time you get these 30,000-feet descriptions that really do not help you at all.

Sir, if I had wanted to cobble together google searches to answer all the details you omit--why should I bother buying this worthless book? Even the parts of Selenium that I know well--his explanations are fragmentary and useless. In short, a total waste of money. Don't bother. Furthermore, a paragraph after that non-explanation, he spends more column inches crowing in his summary that "In this section we learnt how we can run our test in parallel. We also saw how we can cycle through different browsers usnig the @Parameter annotation." What? Nothing was explained. @Parameter? Not explained AT ALL.
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