CodeceptJS Test Framework - Begin to think automation scripts are simple to read, write and debug

'Testing is fun' - Michael Bodnarchuk, creator of CodeceptJS
I am pretty sure it is. But how many of us actually feel that way?
Set aside Testers with Development background and you will find testers struggling to get a good hold of different automation tools available in the market. I am no exception.

In the past five years, Automation is the buzz word in the Testing World. Fresh graduates or young professionals are absorbing the automation journey in their career path. But you will find very few Senior Testers or Lead Testers doing a good job at this new trend to succeed in the industry. They have either moved to managerial roles or on the Business side of the organization. While there is no harm in that but we are headed towards a time where we can not escape whatever automation brings to our industry.
Thus, let me introduce to you an Acceptance testing Framework which is - 'CodeceptJS'. It is an end-to-end NodeJS TestFramework.
You have the liberty to use any of the helpers -
1. Classic Selenium +WebriverIO
2. Protractor
3. Nightmare
4. Puppeteer
Few really useful features being -
-Interactive Debug
-Parallel Execution & multiple browsers
-Web & Mobile Testing
-Convert your scripts written in one of the helpers into another
-Scenario driver & cucumber-like BDD

In this talk, I will demonstrate how to get started with codeceptJS automated testing & take advantage of the userfriendly and multiple features to write, read and debug automation scripts.


Outline/Structure of the Demonstration

The session will be divided into four parts/activities -

1. Introduction to CodeceptJS - What , why & how :: 10 mins

2. Explore features and functionalities :: 15 mins

3. Write a simple Test :: 12-15 Mins

4. Read through a Test - Run, Debug & correct it :: A small activity 5-7 Mins
> CodeceptJS is enabling automation testing with a simpler interface & setup. I will cover how to get started with it and then the audience can be built it as per their requirements on it.

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Learning Outcome

CodeceptJS gives wings to Selenium - Making it scalable, reusable, maintainable and so much more under one umbrella.
1. Ability to start off with CodeceptJS Automation Framework

2. Enabling you how to approach automation with CodeceptJS

3. Writing your own Test script to start automating.
You can start implementing this framework in your organization with basic examples and examples shared at - Forum and Support. Not that you would not face difficulties but it will be fun to actually have a good learning curve.

Target Audience

Testers ,Developers, Test Managers, Project managers

Prerequisites for Attendees

No Prior knowledge is required.
Though basics of NodeJS will be helpful to the audience once they start pursuing and building their own Automation Framework.



schedule Submitted 1 year ago

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