WebdriverIO was created to allow users to automate any application written with modern web frameworks, as well as native mobile applications for Android and iOS. WebdriverIO is a Project hosted at the OpenJS Foundation.
Members of the WebdriverIO team recently joined the OpenJS Foundation for a live Q and A on YouTube. This aimed to give insight into how WebdriverIO works as well as where it expects to go in the future. This was moderated by Christian Bromann, and included insights from Kevin Lamping, Erwin Heitzman, and Wim Selles. Users were able to ask questions via Twitter and live YouTube chat.
Questions ranged from how users can participate in the WebdriverIO project with no technical background to best practices for storing credentials and variables.
The full AMA is available here: OpenJS Foundation AMA – Webdriver
0:00 Brief Introduction
0:59 Moderator Introduction
6:30 Donation Announcement
14:00 Why doesn’t Web.io support JEST?
17:40 Can I contribute with no background knowledge?
22:45 Could you mock responses through selenium grid?
24:14 Web.io for mobile apps?
29:58 best way to categorize test suite
30:55 How to achieve a good test environment?
34:08 Best practice for variables
35:28 Where to store credentials
36:00 Testing Accessibility with WDIO
41:26 Could we ever see WebdriverIO use AI?
43:30 Sync Mode
48:38 Layer Automation
50:50 Who owns WDIO?
54:00 Where do you see Webdriver in 5 years?
To learn more about Webdriver and how you can get involved, please visit their website here.