A Non-conventional automation approach to truly shift left by taking scripting out of the equation

Organizations in their quest for accelerated and bug free software delivery are increasingly moving towards the use of Agile development methodology.
However, maximizing the benefits of Agile software development requires software development and testing to begin concurrently. Agile specific challenges, such as frequently changing project scope, requirement of frequent builds to sustain rapid sprints, minimal documentation and the need for active stakeholder involvement makes development and maintenance of automation scripts all the more difficult.
In our view, unlike the traditional automation approaches, a non-conventional approach that takes scripting out of the equation while continuing to provide the power and flexibility of a scripted approach can avoid these obstacles plaguing agile automation.
In this session, we will present a live demo and talks about how wireframe-based navigation can be converted to automation scripts and then to Manual test cases.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

First 10 Minutes i will be giving an overview about 

  • Barriers to Test Automation ROI
  • Where Scripts are the Bottlenect
  • Go Scriptless
  • Automating your application from the wireframe

Next 25 Minutes i will be giving a live demo on the tool.

Last 10 Minutes for Questions and Answers

Learning Outcome

  1. How to automate and validate your web application using Selenium without scripts and run it across multipe browsers.
  2. How to start automation early in your SDLC before even the application is build.
  3. A Platform for building your automation suite with Object Spy, Object Repository and Easy Maintenance.

Target Audience

Tester, Agile developers

schedule Submitted 3 years ago

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  • Mark Collin
    By Mark Collin  ~  3 years ago
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    What tool are you demoing?  

    Will your examples be made available for people to download and try out themselves?

    How does the tool promote active stakeholder involvement?

    How does the tool help with documentation in agile projects?

     

    • Prabu
      By Prabu  ~  3 years ago
      reply Reply

      Hi -

      Please find answers inline.

      What tool are you demoing? - We’d be demonstrating an in-house platform that accelerates test automation using Selenium.

      Will your examples be made available for people to download and try out themselves? – No, this is a Cognizant IP that cannot be freely distributed.

      How does the tool promote active stakeholder involvement? – By using the low-fidelity wireframes in combination with defined acceptance criteria, the interface provide a means to abstract these criteria into user interactions for confirmation. Further, the ease-of-use of the IDE provides a simplified way to engage non-technical stakeholders to interact and explore the automated tests.

      How does the tool help with documentation in agile projects? – The platform supports Agile testing in multiple ways (Few I am highlighting here) – by providing the ability to start test design even before the application is ready using wireframes or low fidelity models, teams get a head-start to concurrently designing tests with software development. Secondly the IDE provides an easy-and-interactive way to heal objects that change in the application as development progresses, this is the adaptive model that agile projects embrace. Thirdly, the tool provides easy integration to C.I. engine via command-line interface for continuous build-validation and integration. Fourth, It can generate manual test cases from the automation scripts which are designed.

      Thanks,

      Prabu

      • Mark Collin
        By Mark Collin  ~  3 years ago
        reply Reply

        Is the in house tool going to be freely distributed at some point?

        From your reply above it sounds like you are demoing in house congnizant tech that nobody else can access even if they like it. 


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