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Protractor Testing In Depth

Class length: 2 days (customizable)

Protractor training, fully updated for 2019+ practices:

  • 100% TypeScript
  • ()=> and other concise syntax
  • "async/await"
  • Protractor Expectations library
  • Attention to waitForAngularEnabled(false), which many applications require

Some developers have described Protractor E2E browser automation testing as tedious or fragile, sometimes so often that this is accepted as the common wisdom. While automated browser testing is not without its challenges, this reputation is exaggerated! With the right skills and techniques, Protractor testing is very practical and valuable.

There are numerous resources around the Internet to get started with Protractor, but relatively few oriented toward extensive, advanced use. Furthermore, many older learning resources reflect several years old practices, rather than current optimal practices.

The goal of this class is to be the definitive, detailed, deep explanation of how to use Protractor effectively. Developers learn techniques for concise, quickly developed automated tests - of large or complex applications. This class covers both getting started and reaching the finish line.

Our examples use Angular applications written with the current Angular, but most of the techniques apply back to AngularJS 1.x, and even to other frameworks like React. (Inquiries about applying these techniques to React applications are welcome!)

Comparing Protractor and Cypress?

Many teams are comparing Protractor and Cypress for their E2E testing. In a private engagement, we can address this at the start of class - your team could choose or pivot between these two choices after class has already started.

Who Should Attend?

While the topic area is testing, Protractor and related tools are oriented toward "developers in test" not toward non-developer testers.

Prerequisites / requirements

  • Experience in software development
  • Experience with Angular or a similar (we can offer this as a longer class, for non-Angular developers)
  • Editor and other tools to work on JavaScript source code.
  • A computer - this is a hands-on workshop.
  • Ability to install software, including Node, NPM, and packages.

Proven results

We have trained thousands of developers at hundreds of companies, including numerous global leaders.

Topic outline


Oasis Digital instructors have extensive experience with both Angular and numerous surrounding technologies; here are some of them. The specific instructor(s) assigned to your class will depend on which class or class topics (we customize!) are put together, availability, additional consulting needs, etc.

Training FAQs

Q: Is this taught "in person"?
A: We offer training both in-person and online via remote conferencing.
Q: How does the remote option work?
A: Much like an in-person class, it is conducted by our expert trainers, in real time. The trainers can answer questions, assist with trouble students are having, etc. We strive to offer as much of the in-person experience as possible, online.
Q: Are there open enrollment public classes?
A: We currently only offer an open-enrollment "public" class for our flagship Angular Boot Camp.
Q: How does the recorded class work?
A: In a recorded class, the biggest obstacle is the lack of live question-and-answer To deliver a great result, we practice teaching with live groups before creating the recorded class. In this way, we aim to answer as many of the common (and less common) questions as possible. We also do as much "live coding" as makes sense for the topic, in a recorded class.
Q: Can we schedule a private class any time?
A: Our classes are taught by developers who use the subject technologies in their daily work, so we don't assign "any" available developer/trainer to any particular class, but only to classes with a strong experience and knowledge match. Please contact us to arrange a date.

Two ways to learn

1) Training for your team,
available now

For corporate groups and other organizations, we offer live in-person instruction. These teams typically have advanced needs, so we provide customized, hands-on assistance.

Before each class, our instructors will listen to your needs in depth and add or change the class agenda. We can also follow-up a class with consulting assistance, or combine multiple classes into a longer workshop week.

Contact us about a private class

2) Live-instructor public classes,
coming soon

Want to attend as an individual or small group? We are creating public, open enrollment versions of many of our classes, including this one.

Unlike canned video training, live instructor online classes offer frequent opportunities for detailed Q&A discussion.

This class isn't quite ready yet, but follow us on social media (bottom of the page) or keep an eye on our website for announcements. We will show the schedule of upcoming open enrollment class dates prominently.