Author: kristinjackvony

Setting up Maven

In order to use Webdriver, you will need to have Maven installed and set up.  Fortunately, the helpful people at Apache Software have created an excellent tutorial about how to set up Maven: http://maven.apache.org/guides/getting-started/maven-in-five-minutes.html It probably won’t take you five minutes as advertised, but it will take you less than a day.  Don’t worry too […]

Setting Up Your Java Environment

In order to write your automated tests in Java, you will need the Java Development Kit, or JDK.  Here are instructions for downloading and installing the JDK: 1. Navigate to http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html 2. Click on the download button for the JDK 3. Click the radio button that signifies that you have accepted the license agreement 4. […]

Why Automate?

For many of you, your initial answer to the question “Why automate?” may be “Because management wants me to.”  This is, of course, a valid reason.  But after you have a few automated tests written, you will discover other, more important reasons: It saves you time. At first it will seem as if automation is […]

Welcome!

This blog is aimed at Software QA Engineers who know nothing about test automation.  I was just like you six months ago.  After much trial and error, I have successfully automated many tests, and I would like to share what I learned with you and hopefully save you some time and trouble! In the next […]