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  • Test Automation Bazaar! Call for presenters.

    Written by: bpettichord on December 29, 2011

    The call for presenters for the Test Automation Bazaar is now live.
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  • watir-webdriver 0.4.1

    Written by: bpettichord on December 13, 2011

    watir-webdriver 0.4.1 has been released.
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  • Taza 0.9.1.1

    Written by: bpettichord on November 15, 2011

    It is with great pleasure that we announce Taza 0.9.1.1 has been released. We hope you find this release stable, and that you like the small improvements we made. We added support to software we think are the way you should go when it comes to automating tests in Ruby. If you haven’t tried it, I encourage you to give it a shot.
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  • watir-webdriver 0.3.9

    Written by: bpettichord on November 14, 2011

    watir-webdriver 0.3.9 has been released.
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  • watir-webdriver 0.3.8

    Written by: bpettichord on November 4, 2011

    Time flies when you’re having fun! It feels like I blogged about watir-webdriver 0.3.6 release yesterday. watir-webdriver 0.3.8 has been released.
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  • watir-webdriver 0.3.6

    Written by: bpettichord on November 3, 2011

    watir-webdriver 0.3.6 has been released.
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  • Watir 2.0.4 Released

    Written by: bpettichord on October 31, 2011

    Hi! Watir 2.0.4 has been released.
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  • Test Automation Conference in Austin in March 2012

    Written by: bpettichord on October 28, 2011

    From Austin We are planning a test automation conference in Austin in February March 23-24.
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  • Watir Team News

    Written by: bpettichord on October 25, 2011

    I would like to welcome Chuck van der Linden to the Watir Team. He is very active recently on both Stack Overflow and Watir General and he has agreed to wear Watir support sheriff star. If you were looking for Watir support recently, you probably got (at least one) answer from him. He should probably add this to his e-mail signature: Sir Mix Write-a-Lot. :)
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  • Watir 2.0.3 Released

    Written by: bpettichord on October 24, 2011

    Hi! Watir 2.0.3 has been released.
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  • Watir Code Analysis

    Written by: bpettichord on October 13, 2011

    I have read Commit Volume and Commit Highlights blog post from the Ohloh Blog.
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  • watirwebdriver.com

    Written by: bpettichord on October 7, 2011

    * Alister Scott has created a site dedicated to Watir WebDriver, the most elegant way to use webdriver with ruby. You will find anything you need to know about watir-webdriver gem there. *Pictures represent (left to right): water, web, driver.
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  • watir-webdriver 0.3.5 and watir 2.0.2

    Written by: bpettichord on October 6, 2011

    Just a quick note that we have released 0.3.5 version of watir-webdriver gem. List of changes is available at github.com/jarib/watir-webdriver/commits/master. Also, we forgot to announce release of 2.0.2 version of watir gem (on September 10, 2011). List of changes is available at github.com/bret/watir/blob/master/CHANGES and github.com/bret/watir/commits/master.
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  • Facebook, Watir And Testing

    Written by: Jarmo Pertman on October 5, 2011


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  • About Watir – An Introduction

    Written by: bpettichord on September 30, 2011

    Nice people from The Testing Planet have published my article About Watir – An Introduction. It is an extract from a book I am writing on Watir. More articles about Watir should appear at The Testing Planet soon. Crossposted at zeljkofilipin.com.
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  • Watir Podcast

    Written by: bpettichord on September 27, 2011

    Željko Filipin talks with Jarmo Pertman about the recent release of Watir 2.0. Show notes: Watir Podcast #46: Jarmo Pertman on Watir 2.0
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  • Watir 2.0

    Written by: bpettichord on August 11, 2011

    Watir 2.0 Recently, Watir 2.0 got released! This post will try to explain all the important changes what this version brought to the automated testing world.
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  • A Ninja Strike to the Brain

    Written by: bpettichord on May 15, 2011

    Last month, I gave a keynote address at the Selenium conference, and the video has just been posted to Youtube. The talk is about many things, including the persistent attraction of test recorders even though no one ever really believes in them. Although I used to speak at conferences a lot, I haven’t done much for the last several years, and this is really my first talk on Youtube. So I am interested in seeing what kind of reception it gets from people who weren’t at the conference.
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  • Watir and Selenium in San Francisco

    Written by: bpettichord on April 16, 2011

    I’ve been back home for a week after a very busy week in San Francisco. I hosted a one-day Watir conference and then attended a three-day Selenium conference where I gave a keynote talk. After the conference was over we parked our car in a sketchy part of town for dinner, and me and three others had our laptops stolen out of our rental van. Some one broke the window and snatched our bags.. I also spent a day in Convio’s Berkeley office where I got a chance to catch up with several of my colleagues there. This week I’ve been catching up on my day job and replacing the things that were stolen.
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  • Watir Day 2011 Questionnaire Results

    Written by: bpettichord on April 6, 2011

    Watir Day 2011 went well on Sunday in San Francisco. We had about 60 attendees from various places, and 10 sponsors.
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  • Watir Day 2011 is less than a week away!

    Written by: bpettichord on March 29, 2011

    That’s right, it’s this Sunday. You can get your last minute ticket online for $72 + booking fee.
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  • Watir Day 2011 Sponsors so far!

    Written by: bpettichord on March 11, 2011

    I am pleased to announce the following sponsors for Watir Day 2011 (listed in alphabetical order):
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  • Watir Day 2011 Speakers Announced!

    Written by: bpettichord on March 8, 2011

    I am pleased to announce the speakers list for Watir Day 2011 in San Francisco on April 3rd 2011.
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  • Donate to Watir project via Flattr

    Written by: bpettichord on March 7, 2011

    Andreas Tolf Tolfsen (of OperaWatir fame) suggested that we add Flattr donations to our web site.
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  • Poll - what Ruby/Watir versions do you use?

    Written by: bpettichord on February 28, 2011

    The Watir Team is trying to work out which versions of Ruby and which versions of Watir to support, and it was suggested we run a poll to see.
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  • Watir Day 2011 Tickets now available for $50

    Written by: bpettichord on February 23, 2011

    Tickets to Watir Day 2011 on Sunday 3rd April 2011 in San Francisco are now on sale for $50 each.
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  • Watir Day 2011 - Propose a talk, be a sponsor, buy a ticket

    Written by: bpettichord on February 19, 2011

    The planning for the Watir Day 2011 in San Francisco on Sunday April 3rd is progressing well.
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  • Watir Day is happening in San Francisco - Sunday 3rd April 2011

    Written by: bpettichord on February 6, 2011

    See the Watir Day page for full details: http://watir.com/watir-day/
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  • What Editor / IDE do you use for Developing / Testing in Watir?

    Written by: Tim Koopmans on February 2, 2011


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  • A simple Cucumber + Watir page object pattern framework

    Written by: Alister Scott on January 22, 2011


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  • Testing webpages with JavaScript popups correctly

    Written by: Jarmo Pertman on January 14, 2011

    Originally posted at itreallymatters.net by Jarmo Pertman.
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  • Watir team is all over the world

    Written by: bpettichord on January 8, 2011

    A couple of years ago, Zeljko Filipin was trying to get me to start a Watir podcast. He was telling me how to do it and why it is so important. I asked him why he didn’t he do it himself? He said he didn’t speak good enough English. Nonsense. At that time I had never met Zeljko but had spoken with him over Skype several times.
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  • The Selenium Conference is happening April 4-6, 2011

    Written by: bpettichord on January 4, 2011

    The Selenium Conference Is Happening And we want you to be part of it. Join members of the growing Selenium community for 3 jam-packed days of talks, workshops, lightning talks, and hack sessions. Hear speakers from around the world talk about the present and future of automated testing, share ideas with fellow Selenium developers, including Core Committers, and take part in shaping the future success of the Selenium project.
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  • Leadership Changes on the Watir Project

    Written by: bpettichord on January 4, 2011

    Charley Baker and I have decided on some changes in how we will be leading the Watir project. For many years, we have shared this responsibility and have shared the “Lead Developer” title. At my request, Charley has agreed to take over as Lead Developer. As such he will be responsible for the day-to-day technical decisions and managing the various contributions. He has actually already taken on most of the responsibility so this is really a reflection of reality.
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