In manual testing, we play with our application by running the same tests with different input data. This helps testers to increase test coverage and uncover unexpected bugs. This is not true for automation, where we usually hard code the data we wanted to test into our test function. This reduces the efficiency and effectiveness of our automation scripts which keep executing a scenario again and again with the same set of data. As a result, they rarely find bugs after few executions and bugs that are not in the script execution path or data that we are using in the automation. However, if we add randomly generated data, just like manual testing, we increase our chances of finding new bugs or interesting information with every execution. Test Spicer helps to add this spice to our automation.

In this session, we will discover how Test Spicer can be used for common tasks like data generation and help allow teams to find gaps in manual testing.

TestSpicer helps to provide test ideas to make sure that apparent things related to quality are never missed.

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Outline/structure of the Session

What Test Spicer is?

Why do we need it?

What it does?

Features of Test Spicer

How to write a test that uses Test Spicer?



Learning Outcome

Attendees will get an idea about the RESTful API of Test Spicer and how it can be utilized in enhancing efficiency and effectiveness of their Selenium Automation Tests.

Target Audience

SDETs, Automation Test Managers

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  • Dave Haeffner
    By Dave Haeffner  ~  4 years ago
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    An interesting idea, offering randomized data as a service. But this looks to be a pitch for your proprietary tool, which is something that the planning committee discourages.

    You would be better served to speak to the pain that lead you to create Test Spicer, why random data has been helpful to alleviate that pain, and discussing some of the challenges/lessons learned.

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