Friday, November 17, 2006

Selenium is a Disruptor

This video will show you Selenium in action and also ACSPropel's methodology for managing test suites.

Selenium is a test tool for web applications. Selenium tests run directly in a browser, just as real users do. And they run in Internet Explorer, Mozilla and Firefox on Windows, Linux, and Macintosh. No other test tool covers such a wide array of platforms.

It used to be that we didn't even do browser-based functional testing.... the tools were way to flakey and cumbersome. Selenium is a jump ahead.

He's missing the point

"Thailand's newly appointed Information and Communications Technology Minister has slammed open source software as useless and full of bugs: "With open source, there is no intellectual property. Anyone can use it and all your ideas become public domain. If nobody can make money from it, there will be no development and open source software quickly becomes outdated... As a programmer, if I can write good code, why should I give it away? Thailand can do good source code without open source." This marks a sharp u-turn in policy from that of the previous government."

The Thai IT Minister is missing the point.... open source is all about CONTROL.