Protractor Testing In Depth

Protractor training, fully updated for 2018+ 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!)

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

Instructors

Oasis Digital instructors have extensive experience with both Angular and numerous surrounding technologies. Here are some of them; for private classes, the specific instructor(s) for your class will be selected based on your organization's specific needs and tweaks to our outline above.

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) Online, recorded video course

Coming soon

For some classes, we are working on an online course offering. It will have numerous short video segments, teaching each topic in detail, plus longer segments in which we demonstrate the techniques in the use.

This format makes it possible for us to provide great depth of content, while as a viewer you can carefully study the portions of interest, and skip those of less interest; or rewatch the live coding example segments to pick up more nuances.

This content is still in development - if you're interested please contact us (using the form, or contact information at the bottom of the page).

2) Private workshop

Available now!

For corporate groups and other organizations, we offer live, in-person instruction. These teams typically have advanced needs and are looking for hands-on assistance, so for larger groups we send two expert instructors. Each private class is preceded by a technical discussion so that we can understand your needs and customize the content to deliver maximum value.

Contact us about this class