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This week, we're delighted to have Jonathan Rasmusson helping to answer questions about the new book The Way of the Web Tester: A Beginner's Guide to Automating Tests.  

The promotion starts Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 and will end on Friday, October 28th, 2016.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, Pragmatic Bookshelf.


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Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing, and should be reserved for welcoming the author. Questions posted in this topic are subject to removal.
 
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You are very welcome, Jonathan
 
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Welcome to the Ranch Jonathan! I hope you enjoy your stay and have fun answering our questions.
 
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Always happy to see the work of new writers!!
 
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Thank you! Very happy to be here.
 
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Greetings, Jonathan, a thank you for your promo. I have a few questions about your book:
1) Chapter  5, Integration  Testing RESTful Web Services - is it the same  as functional testing (testing CRUD actions)?
2)Unit Testing in the Browser with JavaScript  -  is this applicable for most popular frontend JS frameworks only ? And which exactly js frameworks  can be tested?
3)Smoking User Interface Tests - does this topic include information about testing responsive web design (bootstrap)?
4)I'm new to Rails and to web testing - is this book  a good start for me ? My experience is very poor
Thank you for your attention!

 
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Welcome Jonathan, and Good Luck with the book promotion!
 
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Hi Timur,

1) Yes. This is CRUD style testing, but for RESTful web services.
2) It is applicable for pretty much any JS framework. But it doesn't use any particular one. The example we use is just for plain old JavaScript.
3) No sorry - nothing about responsive web design.
4) Yes, I think the book will be a good start for you if you want to get into automated web testing. Rails is just the language. But you don't really need to know it. It's just there because it's tests are easy to read.

Thanks for the question! Good luck.
 
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Timur,

Please start another topic in this forum for your questions. The reasons are two fold ... this topic is reserved for welcoming the author, and posts in this topic is not eligible for the book promotion.

Additionally, I probably would have split this post into another topic for you, but the author already responded.

Henry
 
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