Writing automated tests is pretty easy. Writing Great automated tests is pretty hard. By "Great" I mainly mean:

1. Easy to maintain

2. Readable

3. Reliable

4. Reusable

In this hands-on workshop I'll give very clear guidelines for writing such tests and their required infrastructure

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

* The different considerations and benefits of Manual and Automated tests

* The unique value of automated tests

* Traits of great automated tests

* The guidelines for writing great automated tests:

  • Composing automation-oriented, goal focused, test cases
  • Composing the scenario steps to achieve the defined goal as high-level business sentences
  • Translating the steps to an object-oriented design
  • Writing the skeleton of the test design in code
  • The systematic implementation process
  • Remove duplication

* Growing a framework

* Beyond the test code

  • Isolation
  • The place of the automation in the development lifecycle

* Conclusion

Learning Outcome

The attendees will be given concrete guidelines for writing highly maintainable, readable, reliable and reusable test code that will provide the most value to the development team. They'll also learn how this technique helps them grow a robust, reusable and maintainable infrastructure for their tests.

Target Audience

Test automation developers that write code

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