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Selenium Design Patterns and Best Practices by Dima Kovalenko

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Chapter 5. Stabilizing the Tests

 

"And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock."

 
 --Matthew 7:25, King James Version

When the test suite becomes large enough, our job becomes less about the fixing every flaky test. In fact, it centers on engineering a solution that will prevent all similar flaky behavior from happening.

In this chapter, we will give our tests a good solid foundation that will prevent a lot of instability in the long run. We waited until this chapter to start fixing the behavior that drives anyone who writes web tests insane, because we had to first build up a foundation of good data management and coding skills. These skills are crucial ...

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