Beyond Units: End-to-End Web UI Testing

Andrew Knight

Andrew Knight

icon-location R0
icon-language English talk
icon-datetime Day 1 • 11:35-12:05
icon-level Intermediate
icon-category Testing


    Unit tests are great, but they don’t catch all bugs because they don’t test features like a user. However, Web UI tests are complicated and notoriously unreliable. So, how can we write tests well? Never fear! Let’s learn how to write robust, scalable Web UI tests using Python, pytest, and Selenium WebDriver that cover the full stack for any Web app. In this talk, we will write one simple test together that covers DuckDuckGo searching. You’ll learn how to write battle-hardened Web UI tests for any Web app, including Django and Flask apps. I’ll also provide plenty of hands-on tutorials and resources to continue learning after this talk.



    Andrew Knight

    Pandy Knight is the “Automation Panda” - an engineer, consultant, and international speaker who builds solutions for software testing problems. He has designed and built robust test automation projects for web apps, service APIs, and operating systems with thousands of tests running continuously. He is the lead developer for Boa Constrictor, the .NET Screenplay Pattern. He also mentors others in good development, testing, and BDD practices. Andy currently works full-time as the Lead Software Engineer in Test for PrecisionLender at Q2. Read his tech blog at, and follow him on Twitter at @AutomationPanda.