Friday, March 18, 2016

Patterns in Test Automation presented at Agile India 2016

I spoke about Patterns of a “good” Test Automation Framework, Locators & Data! in Agile India 2016 in front of a packed room of Developers, Testers, BAs and POs.

Below is the abstract, slides & video of the talk.

Patterns of a “good” Test Automation Framework, Locators & Data!

Building a Test Automation Framework is easy - there are so many resources / guides / blogs / etc. available to help you get started and help solve the issues you get along the journey.
However, building a "good" Test Automation Framework is not very easy. There are a lot of principles and practices you need to use, in the right context, with a good set of skills required to make the Test Automation Framework maintainable, scalable and reusable.
Design Patterns play a big role in helping achieve this goal of building a good and robust framework. 
In this talk, we will talk about, and see examples of various types of patterns you can use for:
  1. Build your Test Automation Framework
  2. Test Data Management
  3. Locators / IDs (for finding / interacting with elements in the browser / app)

Learning Outcome

  • Patterns for building Test Automation Framework
  • Patterns for Test Data Management, with pros and cons of each
  • Patterns for managing locators / IDs for interaction with UI


Slides are available here:


(My attempt of capturing the) video is available here:

Official video will be linked when it gets available.

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