Testing as a Container : Using Docker with selenium and friends to ship fast

schedule Jun 24th 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM place ESquire Hall 1 people 2 Attending

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.

 

 

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

1.Challenges in Delivering and Scaling Testing - 5 min

2.Docker containers basics  and workflow        - 10 min

3.Testing as containers and on containers        - 5 min

4.Live Demonstration of API,Web and Load Tests as containers - 15 min

5.Best Practices   - 5 min

6.Questions and Answers - 5 min

 

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

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

testers,developers,release managers and devops

schedule Submitted 1 year ago

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  • M.RajaniKanth Reddy
    By M.RajaniKanth Reddy  ~  1 year ago
    reply Reply

    Hi Irfan,

                 Do you have the demo code shared in github? Could you pls share.

    Thanks

    RajaniKanth

  • Dave Haeffner
    By Dave Haeffner  ~  1 year ago
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    Are the Selenium tests in your pipeline executing against a browser in a container (e.g., where is the browser exactly)? Also, have you seen docker-selenium? Not sure if it's applicable for your pipeline configuration, but thought it worth a mention.

    • Irfan Ahmad
      By Irfan Ahmad  ~  1 year ago
      reply Reply

      Hi Dave,

      Yes  current "web" tests are running against a browser(phantomjs-headless) inside the container in order to make it quick .

      Yes have seen the docker-selenium project  earlier , will be mentioning in the talk also adding another test using it in demo .

      Thanks

  • Irfan Ahmad
    By Irfan Ahmad  ~  1 year ago
    reply Reply

    hi Anand ,

    Updated the proposal i don't need the internet connectivity now,will be having demo on localhost applications.

    only participants will require internet in case they want to do hands on later.

    Thanks

  • Anand Bagmar
    By Anand Bagmar  ~  1 year ago
    reply Reply

    hi,

    what is the backup option is the wifi connectivity does not meet the requirements for your session?


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