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:
- Build your Test Automation Framework
- Test Data Management
- 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!
Outline/structure of the Session
- What is a pattern? - 1 min
- Patterns for building a good, robust, scalable, maintainable Test Automation Framework - with examples, Advantages and Disadvantages - 10 min
- Patterns for Test Data Management - with examples, Advantages and Disadvantages - 20 min
- Patterns for Locators / IDs (for finding / interacting with elements in the browser / app) - with examples, Advantages and Disadvantages - 5 min
Q&A all along the way, and in the remaining time
- 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
Developers, Testers, Everyone involved in Test Automation
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