Integrate Automated Responsiveness tests to your selenium test suite

With the exponential increase of smart devices, businesses are bound to make their websites more responsive for the best user experience on all devices that can lead to increased sale and conversion. Moreover responsiveness is a major factor in Google's search ranking system. This inherently implies that the tester has to validate the application on different device dimension which is tiresome and error-prone if done manually. Here Galen Framework, an open source automated layout testing technique built on top of selenium, comes to the rescue of the testers.

In this workshop, we will learn how Galen empowers the QA, how to write layout tests using Galen Specs, use Galen Java API and ultimately run them on a CI server by integrating the Galen tests with selenium tests.

We will also learn few best practices such as - sharing a common locator repository between Galen and Selenium tests for better maintenance and writing Galen tests in plain english so that UX Designers, Business Analysts & Developers too can contribute to the tests.


Outline/Structure of the Demonstration

We will go though few slides in the beginning but most of the session time will be spent on code snippet and actual code.

Since the Galen Framework is itself a huge topic for discussion, we will limit the on-session learning to basics of Galen Specs and how to integrate it with selenium test suites in java webdriver binding.

The session has the following agenda.

  • Introduction to Galen Framework - 5 minutes
  • Writing simple tests using Galen syntax and spec - 10 minutes
  • Writing Galen Tests in plain english language and implementing the underlying syntax to support the behavior - 10 minutes
  • Integrating Galen tests with a testNG based selenium test suite - 10 mins
  • Understanding the best practices in implementation of such a framework - 5 minutes

While the Q&A can be done during the session, I am aiming to finish the demonstration in 40 minutes so that we can discuss any specifics in the last 5 minutes.

Learning Outcome

  • QAs will learn about using Galen for their layout testing on devices/ cloud services like BrowserStack so that they can provide early feedback on any style failure that occurs due to a build
  • Usage of Galen Tests as a means of better collaboration between UX Designers and Developer/QA to build websites with an awesome user experience

Target Audience

Quality Analysts, Automation Testers, UX Designers

Prerequisites for Attendees

  • The participants, if QAs or Devs, are expected to have an understanding of java, selenium/ appium and a test framework such as testNG.
  • The UX Designers need not have any technical requisite but they would need a developer or a tester to implement the framework back in work.
  • It is good to have a basic understanding of a build tool such as gradle/ maven and the concept of CI.
  • It is nice to have basic knowledge of javascript but it is certainly not necessary as we will be looking at very basic javascript code snippets that are self-explanatory.
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  • rahul kumar
    By rahul kumar  ~  1 year ago
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    Impactful insight on testing responsiveness. 

  • Bhagvat Mehra
    By Bhagvat Mehra  ~  1 year ago
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    To see such kind of proposal in automation space is very interesting.

  • ramakanta barik
    By ramakanta barik  ~  1 year ago
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    Great piece of work. very informative and effective proposal on selenium automation which can help business in adapting this in every projects and reduce the cost and effort 


  • Sourabh Rana
    By Sourabh Rana  ~  1 year ago
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