Migrating from Selenium 1 to Selenium 2 a worked example case study
You can download in releases
You can download the generated pdf and the Selenium 1 and Selenium 2 code in the:
About this book
This book was written in 2011 and updated in 2014 to support migration from Selenium 1 to Selenium 2.
You can find more information about Selenium 1 in my book Selenium Simplified (open sourced)
This book was the text for a workshop I conducted on Migrating from Selenium 1 to Selenium 2.
It was supported by a subversion repo.
For the purposes of open sourcing this text and releasing it in June 2018 I have:
- only edited the text of this book to allow it to generate a pdf
- amended the source code to be slightly better formatted by using
- added the images that were missing from the original doc
- line wrapped the source code so it doesn't fall off the page when generated as a pdf
- I have deleted the svn repo but in the repo for this book you will find:
\initial-code. - revision 2 of the svn repo
\migrated-code- final revision of the svn repo after making the changes in this book
\workshop\code_versions_step_by_stepcontains separate folders for each of the revisions so you can see the micro code changes from each release to the next - (bonus, I thought I'd lost this)
This was my first attempt at creating a 'case study book'. My most recent case study book is:
The current text you are reading has the issue that source code snippets were copy and pasted into the text making the entire process more labour intensive and error-prone. I didn't spend much time formatting them, and there are many inline code snippets that would benefit from some
code formatting but I haven't spent the time doing that.
I'm releasing this as a 'historical' artifact. It might still have some value - not in terms of migrating from Selenium1 to Selenium 2 (or 3 at the time of writing). But more in terms of the thought processes used to migrate and refactor code.
You might also gain some value from the page object refactorings that I have used.
I no longer use Ant, I try to avoid annotations when I code so I avoid the Page object annotations from Selenium.
The code will not build as I have not added the dependencies into the repo. I recommend reading the code, rather than running the code - it is very old after all.
I haven't read the text to review its accuracy, I've left the contents pretty much as they were when I last committed in 2014.
- I suspect that most of the URLs listed will not work.
This was originally written to release as a leanpub document, so might act as an example of a book formatted for that platform. This current pdf was not generated through leanpub it was generated using:
No warranty provided - treat as a historical artifact. Alan Richardson , June 2018