Continuous Testing: Stepping beyond Automation Testing!

Today businesses are changing rapidly and they need to support rapid innovations and changes. Agility in responding to change is the key to success for every business. IT industries are adapting agile software delivery approach and one of the recent and most acknowledged such practice is DevOps. DevOps helps accelerate the TTM, reduce risks and provides continuous feedback. Continuous Testing is the most important and crucial aspect of DevOps which emphasises continuous process improvement.


Today we don't just need test automation. Times today demand a method which will help measure the risk of business failure, and not just a report which show if tests have passed or failed. This impacts not just changes (or upgrades) in technology and tools, but also a change in quality management culture is observed.


Test automation helps us test faster, and provides a mechanism to detect software defects. Though automation can be considered as a pre requisite to continuous testing, continuous testing is much more. It helps provide process improvements that can prevent future defects from occurring. It plays an important role in providing continuous feedback for your software.



Outline/Structure of the Talk

This session will talk about what is Continuous Testing, why it is important and how it is changing the software delivery pipeline.

It will showcase a case study of how Docker can be used for Continuous testing.

Learning Outcome

Understand that:
- CT is taking the automation concepts beyond running tests using scripts.
- CT resets the question from “are you done testing?” to “is the level of risk understood and accepted?”
- CT is bringing about a cultural change. Software quality is now measured not by a separate QA team. It is becoming an integral part of the software delivery pipeline.
- An insight into the technical know how of how continuous testing can be achieved

Target Audience




schedule Submitted 7 years ago

  • Mukta Aphale

    Mukta Aphale - Using Docker for Testing

    Mukta Aphale
    Mukta Aphale
    VP Cloud, Devops
    schedule 7 years ago
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    45 Mins

    The early release of Docker (while it was in beta) was primarily used for testing. It was immediately accepted as the best tool which facilitated automation testing. Docker and its ecosystem have matured today to also support Docker in production.

    Tests typically include a number of different components like DB Server, App Server, Web server. Tests also depend on external services like MySQL, Redis. Moreover, the engineers are not very conversant with the testing infrastructure: A QA engineer should ideally focus on writing and executing tests. Failed tests pollute the test environment and resetting it back to a clean test environment is an overhead. Using Docker can address all these issues.

    This session aims to show how Docker can be effectively used in manual and automation testing. It will demonstrate how Docker can be used in CI + automation testing, which can form the base for your "continuous testing" approach.

  • Sargis Sargsyan

    Sargis Sargsyan - Better Page Object Handling with Loadable Component Pattern

    45 Mins

    One of the painful problems in Selenium automated testing is determining whether a HTML page has been loaded. This is especially the case when web application uses a JS  heavy framework such as the popular AngularJS.

    During this talk we will discuss how to handle Selenium Page Object pattern better with Loadable Component.

    The Loadable Component helps test case developers make sure that the page or a component of the page is loaded successfully. I will share my experience about the concept of the Loadable Component and Page Object patterns.

  • Priti Biyani

    Priti Biyani - One page to test them all!

    Priti Biyani
    Priti Biyani
    schedule 7 years ago
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    45 Mins
    Case Study

    Problem we faced

    Our current project is a mobile app for iOS, Android and Mobile web, which is a mixture of pure native screens and webviews. Each platform has its own tools for UI automation like Calabash for iOS/Android and Watir-Webdriver for Mobile Web. But we wanted to create a generic automation framework which could support each of the  above UI automation frameworks but still reuse as much code as possible and avoid duplicating code between them.


    Page Object Model

    Page Object  Model was again a natural fit for this framework. Most implementations of POM recommend different POMs for each platform. But we wanted to have a single Page Object Model for all the 3 platforms to ensure maximum code reuse and reduce overall time spent in adding new automation.


    Single Page Object Model across platforms

    This was complicated because we had native screens as well as webview screens and so it was not possible to use the same Page Object. To solve this, we introduced abstractions for the elements on the screen and encapsulated the respective native driver implementations.

    This also allowed us to implement common automation tasks in one place for e.g waiting for new pages to load, so that this code is not repeated across multiple step definitions and platforms. This helped us move to thinking in higher domain level concepts than in terms of low level UI interactions.

  • Prateek Yadav

    Prateek Yadav / Nirmal Jacob / Sanjay Kulkarni - Automation testing approach for Responsive web Design website

    20 Mins

    In the market today, there are a large number of devices with different resolutions and screen sizes. A tough competition exists wherein every client wants their website to run on all these devices.

    Testing the same set of test cases on all the available devices in the market today is practically impossible due to the high cost factor, availability of all devices and amount of effort required to test on all these devices. Now a days, most of the websites are being developed as Responsive web design(RWD) websites. The RWD websites layout will adjust based on the screen size and PPI of the device. The main challenge for testing RWD websites is that the automation script generated for one device one platform will only cover the functionality, behavior and workflow. But the same automation script running on different devices ignores the  look and feel, Layout and UI alignment.


    This Paper talks about using multiple tools available in the market currently for testing RWD website and our experiences related to them. We have focused majorly  on screenshot analysis and pixel by pixel comparison. We also have capability to execute parallel test cases for RWD website across multiple devices having multiple resolutions in one go along with continuous integration using Selenium and Jenkins.

  • Ashish Mishra

    Ashish Mishra - Data driven testing using Appium, Cucumber and FitNesse

    45 Mins

    My topic will have demonstration of running Mobile test automation using FitNesse and Cucumber tools. Agility will be driven using test-first approach such as BDD and ATDD with data driven testing.