Monday, April 25, 2016

Patterns of Test Automation in ATAGTR2016

I spoke about "Patterns in Test Automation Framework" in ATA's Global Testing Retreat 2016, held in Pune. For a change, I did not need to travel out of Pune to speak in a conference :)

Here are some details about the same:


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 Framework2. Test Data Management3. Locators / IDs (for finding / interacting with elements in the browser / app)Using these patterns you will be able to build a good framework, that will help keep your tests running fast, and reliably in your CI / CD setup!



Feedback from attendees

Here is some feedback I received from the attendees:

Few remarks that we received from the attendees:
1.          Learnt business driven page objects
2.       Thoughtful presentation. Sound knowledge
3.       Very clear and concise. Meaningful framework