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Selenium SSL/HTTPs support

Today we've added SSL support to our Selenium grid, you can now test HTTPs pages without problems. Self-signed and regular SSL certificates should be automatically accepted on our browsers.

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Creating a Selenium test from scratch

In this blogpost we'll talk about creating your first Selenium test, running the test on your own computer and then later run it on several browsers at once. It shouldn't be too hard to follow along, but if you have any questions or remarks, please leave a comment.


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NodeJS support for Selenium testing on TestingBot

Today we've added support for NodeJS Selenium testing on our Selenium grid. Installation of our plugin is easy by using NPM (Node Package Manager).

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Taking screenshots with Selenium

As mentioned before on this blog, we use a homemade utility to take screenshots of browser windows. Our tool, built in C#, will take a screenshot of any browser window on Windows.

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TestingBot updates

It's been a busy week on TestingBot, here's what we did this week:

Updated our grid from Selenium 2.15 to 2.16, the changelog reads:
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Capture Network Traffic with Selenium

Today we're examining the captureNetworkTraffic selenium command, a little known gem in Selenium's command list.

Selenium offers a feature, captureNetworkTraffic, which allows you to intercept the network traffic as seen by the browser running your test. The response includes headers, status codes, timings and AJAX requests. It's especially useful if you're debugging requests in your browser.
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Record video of your Selenium Tests

We have just finished optimizing the video recording in our Selenium grid. Implementing this was harder than we thought, so here are some tips on how we implemented this.

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We run your Selenium tests super fast

After some more optimisations in our code and infrastructure we've now reached the point where the average simple test takes 9 seconds.

Compared with competitors, we're 2 to 3 times faster in running your test.

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We upgraded to Selenium v2.15.0

We've just finished upgrading our Selenium grid (the hub and all its RC nodes) to Selenium v2.15.0 This upgrade should provide improved stability.

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How does a Selenium test work?

Selenium is the industry standard for automatically testing websites in browsers. A selenium test is a set of instructions that will be sent to a browser of your choice.

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