So, ya. This post is kind of overdue, but in any case, a few weeks ago I gave a talk on my Lebowski framework at the San Francisco Selenium Meetup group. The good folks over at Sauce Labs recorded my presentation, which means that even if you weren’t able to attend you can still watch my presentation online. Oh, and also a big thanks to everyone who came out that night! My talk was up against some bad weather and the Giants game, and as I learned, San Franciscans love their Giants. Also thanks to the good folks over at Twitter for hosting the event at their headquarters! The Twitter peeps definitely have an awesome location and one kick-ass eating quarters.
For those of you who either develop web applications using the SproutCore framework or test SproutCore applications using the Lebowski framework, take note that a new SproutCore path picker tool has been released by Josh Holt. The tool is an add-on for the Firefox browser, and it will generate a full property path for any view that you click on, with or without a layer ID. It’s really awesome!
For developers, the SproutCore PathPicker tool will help save you headaches when you want to debug your app and try to track down the right path to the view, say when you use the Firebug console. For testers using the Lebowski framework, this will save you from having to dig through all the code to get the correct property path that you need to supply to the framework in order to get back a corresponding proxy object.
Many thanks to Josh for creating this tool!
On Monday I finally got around to open sourcing my Lebowski framework that I built to perform automated feature and integration testing of applications built on the SproutCore framework. If you’re interested in trying the framework, please check out http://github.com/FrozenCanuck/Lebowski.