A Year of Implementing Ideas From SeConf'14
Selenium Conference 2014 in Bangalore was the first time got a chance to attend this event. During the event got exposed to lots of brilliant ideas and experiences shared in various talks.
In last one year had opportunity to try some of them which resonated within Automation Community of our organisation. As part of this talk would like to share our experiences, which might help participants to get it done right first time.
A. Getting the right test pyramid: The idea of having Unit Tests, Integration Tests and GUI Tests in right proportion makes perfect sense. In this part of talk I would like to take you through our efforts to beef up the Integration Tests. It was a two pronged strategy. First automated backend api tests using BDD and some python modules.
Second added integration tests for frontend modules done using ReactJS using Chai, Mocha, Sinon, React TestUtils, PhantomJS etc.
B. Appium for Mobile Automation: Our test infrastructure didn't have capability to support Mobile Automation. To support the Mobile First approach catching up and requirement of rich user experience on mobile for our service we needed Appium.
In this part of talk will share our experiences enabling existing tests to run on Mobile devices using Appium and with iOS/Android emulators, real devices, SauceLabs.
C. Using third party infrastructure service instead of local grid: Idea of not maintaining the test infrastructure and growing number of tests on web and mobile made us look in this direction. We chose SauceLabs as the preferred infrastructure service. This part of talk will cover how we went about trying SauceLabs, challenges we have faced and some pros and cons of using SauceLabs.
Outline/Structure of the Experience Report
- Getting the Right Test Pyramid: Adding Integration Tests for backend and frontend.
- API Tests for testing backend model and controller part using BDD in Python.
- Integration Tests for React based frontend components using Mocha, Chai, Sinon, React TestUtils and PhantomJS.
- Appium for Mobile Automation
- Adding support for Appium in existing framework.
- Experiences with iOS/Android emulators.
- SauceLab for running Mobile Tests.
- Using Third Party Infrastructure Service (SauceLabs) instead of local Grid
- Our reasons to try it out, what worked and where we got stuck.
- Exposing local environments to SauceLabs infrastructure and tips to speed up test execution.
Adding backend and frontend integration tests.
SauceLabs usage and benefits.
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