Appium or No Appium? Tales of Test Automation Failure
Automation is everywhere and mobile app automation using Appium is a boon for many. This talk is about the multiple times' people have burned their fingers trying to automate without proper planning beforehand. Instead of diving deep into writing automated checks, it is a good idea to crosscheck against few guidelines. A realistic plan would help everyone and save cost, increase value and reduce the risk. A simple mistake multiple testers do is to pick a tool first and then figure out what to automate. The reason to automate could be driven by management, development teams or peer pressure. When we think of automation, it actually amplifies, enables, extends and maximizes our intended tasks.
If we choose the right tasks to automate, we would save time, money and effort. At the same time, give the tool garbage and we get more garbage quicker at a higher cost. This is simple to understand, yet a majority of teams fail to understand the basic philosophy behind what and when to automate.
Let us look at common tales of test automation failure and how teams can recover from them. We will discuss a few tough questions related to adding automation to test plan and how to derive value from automation efforts.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
- Benefits of test automation
- Common failures in mobile app automation
- Checklist for good foundations in test automation
- Key skills complementary to automation skills
- Know when, what and how to automate
- Use the power of automation across the life cycle
- Understand the foundations of good automation
Testers getting started in automation, Team leaders who manage automation teams.
Prerequisites for Attendees
There is no prerequisite for the attendees. This is a session for the beginner in test automation.
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