Recently I had the requirement to test the behavior of a web application on Chrome, Firefox… and the dreaded Internet Explorer. The team already had automated end-to-end test written in Java using Selenium web driver.
We decided to explore the world of automated cross-browser testing and we were recommended BrowserStack and SauceLabs.
You could have just asked…
But our endeavor was doomed to fail because we were following an anti-pattern. According to the TuTTu mnemonic coined by Mark Winteringham we should ask ourselves whether we are Testing the UI or Testing Through the UI.
In a sentence, I guess we were using the wrong tool for the wrong job. TuTTu #NeverForget