How To Add Visual Testing To Your Existing Selenium Tests

Advanced Topics — Published April 22, 2015

In previous write-ups by Selenium expert Dave Haeffner (published here, on the Applitools blog), he covered the basics of automated visual UI testing and how to execute it. Following those posts, many of our readers requested more in-depth information on how automated visual testing fits into existing automated testing practices.

Some of the questions received were: Do you need to write and maintain a separate set of tests? What about your existing Selenium tests? What do you do if there isn’t a sufficient library for the programming language you’re currently using?

In response, Dave Haeffner wrote a post that will put your mind at ease: you can build automated visual testing checks into your existing Selenium tests. 

In his in-depth post: “Adding Automated Visual Testing to Existing Selenium Tests”, Dave demonstrates how, by leveraging a third-party platform such as Applitools Eyes, this is a simple feat. And when coupled with a cross-browser test framework, such as Sauce Labs, you can quickly add coverage for those hard to reach browser, device, and platform combinations.

You can read Dave’s full post: Adding Automated Visual Testing to Existing Selenium Tests, on the Sauce Labs blog.

In addition, if you’re interested in learning more on how Automated Visual Testing can boost your cross-browser coverage and reduce maintenance, we invite you to watch this hands-on webinar we hosted with our friends at Sauce Labs.

To read more about Applitools’ visual UI testing and Application Visual Management (AVM) solutions, check out the resources section on the Applitools website. To get started with Applitools, request a demo or sign up for a free Applitools account.

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