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  • Subinkrishna Gopi 3:40 pm on December 21, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: beginners, , selenium, testing,   

    A selenium blog for beginners 

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    Simple Tech Talks is a very good place for Selenium beginners.The author, Jinesh, well categorized the content in to seven simple posts.

    Part 1: Why Selenium
    Part 2: Why Not Selenium
    Part 3: Selenium Flavors (Components)
    Part 4: How Does Selenium work
    Part 5: Locating the Elements in a Web Page (Objec…
    Part 6: Running The Tests
    Part 7: Beginners How to Start With??

    This is very well written and worth a read for all enthusiasts.

    What is selenium?
    Selenium is a portable software testing framework for web applications. Selenium provides a record/playback tool for authoring tests without learning a test scripting language. Selenium provides a test domain specific language (DSL) to write tests in a number of popular programming languages, including Java, Ruby, Groovy, Python, PHP, and Perl. Test playback is in most modern web browsers. Selenium deploys on Windows, Linux, and Macintosh platforms.

    Source: Wikipedia

  • Subinkrishna Gopi 12:42 pm on December 17, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , tahoma, , windows xp   

    Making Ubuntu look like Windows XP ! 

    Yes. This is a deadly combo πŸ™‚

    I am so used to Windows XP (and in love with it too) for all good reasons that I wanted my Ubuntu installation also look like XP. I started using Ubuntu in 2007 and I loved it too. But the one thing I hated was their usage of fonts! Everything was so huge and lacked the usability of Win XP.

    The only thing we really need to do to make Ubuntu (I’m using Ubuntu 9.04) is to change the system font to Tahoma.

    Step 1: Install core Microsoft truetype fonts

    sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

    But this default set of core fonts does not have Tahoma ! So we need to get an archive of the normal and bold versions of the font.You can download it from http://www.stchman.com/tools/MS_fonts/tahoma.zip. And unzip it to your local directory.

    Step 2: Install Tahoma

     sudo cp /home/username/mydir/*.ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts
    sudo fc-cache -f -v

    fc-cache will rebuild the font cache in the machine to get the new changes reflected.

    Step 3: Change the font settings
    Go to Ubuntu desktop, right click and select “Change Desktop Background” > “Fonts”. Change the font type to Tahoma 8. And that’s it πŸ™‚

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