Why NodeJS and Testing is like Driving a Car – Looking Under The Hood

Wim Selles

Sauce Labs

Nowadays a lot of people are using JavaScript based automation frameworks, and why not? They are the closest language to what your developers are using and it’s easy to use. It’s like driving a new car, you just: Buy/lease a (new) car (install NodeJS on your local machine) Unlock and open the door (npm install this-module) Sit behind the wheel (npm install that-module) Adjust mirrors/steering wheel, fasten your seatbelt (script a test-case) Start the engine and drive to your destination (npm run test) and then you’ve reached your destination/you’re done, easy peasy, isn’t it? But what if you want to know…....

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About Me!

Wim Selles is a Lead Solutions Architect at Sauce Labs, based in the Netherlands. During the day, he assists customers with solving automation challenges in their organization. By night, he practices his passion for front-end test automation with Javascript. He likes to create his own Node.js modules to help and support automation engineers, and is also a contributor to multiple open source projects that involve testing, such as WebdriverIO, Appium and many more.

Wim also has extensive experience using Appium for automating Hybrid and (React) Native Apps. He enjoys sharing his automation experience as a speaker at various conferences, on his blog, and during meetups and webinars.

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