Webinars are an integral part of learning. In this cyber age, we can easily get the desired information right from our fingertips. In this post are the best test automation webinars you need to watch in order to improve your automation testing skills with Selenium Webdriver.

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1) Selenium Conf

Author: Simon Stewart
Topics Learned: Selenium Webdriver

This playlist is pure joy. It has over 30 videos about test automation and Selenium. All free. You need to watch all of these and learn:

Building Trust in Your Continuous Integration Tests

Docker Selenium – Getting Started

2) Page Objects in Test Automation

Author: Nikolay Advolodkin
Topics Learned: Test Automation, Selenium Webdriver, Page Object Pattern

This is a free course on Youtube that will give you a complete understanding of the Page Object Pattern when it comes to test automation. Using Selenium WebDriver, I show you how to create readable functional tests, how to create Page Objects, and how to scale your Page Objects when your automation is beginning to take shape.

3) Selenium Webdriver Keyboard + Mouse Actions

Author: Nikolay Advolodkin
Topics Learned: Test Automation, Selenium Webdriver, User Interactions

This is a free course on Youtube that will give you a complete understanding of how to perform keyboard and mouse interactions using Selenium WebDriver. These skills are useful in order to be able to do things like drag n’ drop, resize, draw, hover, and much more.

4) Flaky Tests in Continuous Integration

Authors: John Micco and Atif Memon
Topics Learned: Test Automation, Flaky Test

Do you know how to determine flaky tests? What makes a test flaky? In this GTAC video, Google reveals how they analyzed hundreds of thousands of tests to determine flakiness. They discovered that the more edges a test has, the more likely it is to be a flake. And so much more. A must watch.

5) Grading the Quality of Selenium Tests

Author: Dave Haeffner
Topics Learned: Test automation grading rubric, Selenium Webdriver, automation best practices

This source is a fantastic webinar by Dave Haeffner that I highly recommend. He tackles a really interesting topic of grading your automation tests based on a rubric he devised that actually helps you to analyze how good your automated tests are. This is one online video you should make sure to watch to seriously improve your automated software testing.

6) “Building an Automation Framework That Scales”

Author: Peter Kim
Topics Learned: Test automation, scalability

This is a great webinar from Telerik by Peter Kim that goes into depth about how to build a test automation framework that scales. He teaches a really interesting technique where he controls all of his objects through an XML file, therefore, making his tests externally configurable without the need to modify code.

Nikolay Advolodkin is a self-driven SDET on a lifelong mission to create profound change in the IT world and ultimately leave a legacy for his loved ones, community, and the world at large. Today, he serves as the CEO and Test Automation Instructor at UltimateQA.com and contributes informative articles to leading test automaton websites like SimpleProgrammer.com and TechBeacon.com

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