I am at the point in my career similar to where you were. I have been manually testing for a few years now, found an interest in C# / automation and wrote my company's Selenium scripts that are still used today by myself and other testers.
Some devs in my company are a bit old school in their mindset imo. Recently the discussion of considering github for source control (or atlassian's bitbucket) in place of our current implementation of git. A dev said that a small repo should be used to try it out maybe, I mentioned the selenium repo.
He says "we should consider an actual used repo" or he may have said useful.
I understand it is not as widespread and used as some other same repos but give the codebase some credit. In hindsight I should have spoke up, but frustration got the best of me haha.
Those "old school" guys I referred in my article. There is no empathy for people who are self starter and did something productive. Selenium scripts will always be useful to the team.
I can absolutely relate to your concern . When I wrote selenium code, I used to give the respect of production code and maintain the coding standards it deserves.
I had written a blog about it as well. You can have a look.
Thanks for your response swarup. I will read over your referenced blog post on this as well at some point
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