Testing as a Container : using docker containers to deliver testing at speed

We see two upcoming trends in the world of software delivery.

1.Docker is becoming a standard for managing infrastructure using containers.

2.Testing code and its infrastructure starts to grow at scale with more complexity, dependencies and technology diversity.

A container is an entire portable runtime environment: an application, plus all its dependencies, libraries and other binaries, and configuration files needed to run it, bundled into one package. By containerizing the application platform and its dependencies ,all differences in OS distributions and underlying infrastructure are abstracted away which makes it easy to share and execute anywhere.

At this talk we will learn how to leverage the container technology to solve the challenges of growing testing infrastructure and continuous delivery with key focus on below items.

  • Basics of the containers technology and specifically it’s application on the test automation. 
  • How Docker can reduce the time of test execution, ease the setup of clean test environments and drastically reduce the differences between the development, acceptance and production environments leading to the higher quality of the released software.
  • Examples to containerize entire testing stack together consisting of major automation tools (selenium, appium, phantomjs), performance tools (jmeter,gatling) with cucumber. 
  • Integrating and managing testing container with other application containers to achieve easily manageable continuous delivery pipeline.
  • Best practices and patterns for docker success.

Outline/Structure of the Demonstration

Starting with basic concepts to live examples and finally to demonstration.

people can do hands on after the session or later on.

Learning Outcome

Learning Outcome

You will Learn 

  • Docker, how it works and why its important to testing   
  • Dockerfile and Multi-container applications with compose
  • Packaging your existing tests with selenium(or others) as a portable container
  • Integrate containers into a CI pipeline
  • Examples with selenium,appium,phantomjs,jmeter and cucumber/TestNg for taking your projects ahead. 

Target Audience

Developers ,Testers, Devops and Release Managers


schedule Submitted 6 years ago

  • Anand Bagmar

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    3. Locators / IDs (for finding / interacting with elements in the browser / app)

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  • Aditya Garg

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  • Syed Ali

    Syed Ali - Testing with Oculus Rift

    60 Mins

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    This talk will cover all the things I have learnt since beginning my testing with Oculus Rift.

    Using some of the topics I've talked about on my blog; I will collate these together to give a picture of my "story so far" with VR. Everything I have learnt and what more needs to happen.

    I will present different the different scenarios I have encountered and what they have taught me.

  • Ashish Mishra

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