Jan 01, 2019

Modern Web Testing: Going Beyond Selenium


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In this talk, we dive into platform-specific Selenium solutions like Protractor, and discuss non-Selenium frameworks like TestCafe and Cypress.io.


It is safe to say that Selenium WebDriver is the number one testing tool for many software engineers across the globe. However, as the tech world has been growing rapidly, so has the testing industry. More and more UI testing frameworks besides Selenium are gaining popularity.

These new test frameworks are especially appealing to their users because of the promise to solve speed, maintenance, development and other concerns of WebDriver implementations. These new, non-Selenium frameworks emphasize Rapid Test Development practices, and it has been resonating with the development community.

In this talk, we dive into test solutions evolved from Selenium like Protractor, and talk about non-Selenium frameworks like TestCafe and Cypress.io. We discuss why these new tools are gaining popularity and continue to disrupt the traditional testing standards of Selenium WebDriver. More importantly, we address how to get started and what mistakes to avoid when first implementing TestCafe or Cypress.io in your team.


  1. Importance of Selenium WebDriver for Test Industry
  2. Platform-specific Selenium Solutions: WebdriverJs and Protractor
  3. Non-Selenium frameworks: TestCafe and Cypress.io


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