How to build an automation framework with selenium : patterns and practices

With an ever increasing no of businesses being conducted on web the testing need to write automated tests for the app's UI is something that can never be ignored. As you all know Selenium provides an API that enables us to do this quite effectively.

However, when tasked with setting up the automation framework, there are a lot of questions that arise in the minds of aspiring test developers regardless of what level they are in their career.


Some of such questions are:

  1. How does one actually go about the business of building a robust and effective automation framework on top of selenium?
  2. What are the elementary building blocks to include in the framework that an aspiring automation developer should know of?
  3. How should we model our tests? XUnit style vs BDD?
  4. Are there good practices, sensible design patterns and abstractions that we can follow in our code?
  5. What are some of the anti patterns/common mistakes we should avoid

A lot of literature, documentation and blogs exists on these topics on the web already.

However In this talk,

I would combine this existing knowledge and my years of experience in building automation frameworks and breakdown these elements and walk you through exactly the sort of decisions/considerations and practices that you can take while starting to implement or improve the UI automation for your team.

Hope to see you there!

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  1. Introduction (~2m)
  2. Building blocks of an automation framework (~20m)
    1. Considerations while choosing programming language/environment
    2. How to structure your project - Essentials to include.
    3. Considerations while choosing a test frameworks - XUnit style vs BDD?
    4. Considerations while choosing a CI Infrastructure - Jenkins/Gitlab?
    5. Selenium Grid - In house vs cloud infrastructure to run your tests on.
  3. Design patterns/sensible abstractions to follow in your code (~10m)
  4. Good selenium practices to follow (~5m)
  5. Avoid these automation anti patterns (~5m)
  6. Q&A (~3m)

Learning Outcome

The intent of this talk is to leave a bread crumb trail of approaches that you as a test developer can follow to either setup or improve your automation framework.

You should hopefully leave with the following takeaways:

  1. Understand the broad considerations you should take while starting/improving a UI automation framework
  2. Understand good framework development practices/design patterns to use and be aware of the anti patterns to avoid
  3. Know about the common tools/libs available to implement these concepts/blocks in

All the code samples used in the talk would be uploaded as a GitHub repo

I would include recommendations of libs/tools that you can use in Java/Kotlin (JVM) and Python language eco systems.

Target Audience

Testers, Developers

Prerequisites for Attendees

Participants should have a basic idea of what selenium is and have a beginner level knowledge of a programming language.

schedule Submitted 8 months ago

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  • Pallavi ...
    By Pallavi ...  ~  6 months ago
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    Hello Gaurav

    This is a very relevant talk, and I am sure audience would definitely gain from it. I have a few questions -

    "Are their good practicessensible design patterns and abstractions that we can follow in our code?"

    1. Can you please help me understand what all design patterns are you going to talk about in here and just a small correction reqd it should be "there" 

    2. What about Objects, data, reports, exceptions and logs? Will you be covering these aspects? 

    Thanks

     

    • Gaurav Singh
      By Gaurav Singh  ~  2 months ago
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      Hello pallavi,

      Thanks for taking the time to read through and provide your valuable comments

      For point 1: My aim would be to give a high level of some common design patterns that we can follow in the framework. Some of them being Page Object, Fluent, Factory and builder patterns.

      For point 2: Yes, We touch base on how we should structure test data and reporting/log collection and monitoring would be included in the building blocks section.

      Hopefully this clarifies.

      • Pallavi ...
        By Pallavi ...  ~  6 months ago
        reply Reply

        Hi Gaurav, thanks for writing back, yes it does. 


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    Fortunately the field of AI provides promising solutions and allows for the creation of self-healing tests. Tests that can find elements across all environments. Tests that can learn from "human-in-the-loop" intervention and work perfectly thereafter. Imagine automated tests that "just work"!

    This session will look at how to apply the latest in AI and Machine Learning technologies to improve your test scripts. With the plethora of new open source AI libraries made available by companies such as Google, the ability to leverage AI in your applications is more accessible than ever.

    This session will be a primer on AI technologies and how they can be utilized for perfect test automation.

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    Shi Ling Tai - Accessibility and Testability - two sides of the same coin

    Shi Ling Tai
    Shi Ling Tai
    CEO
    UI-licious
    schedule 7 months ago
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    45 Mins
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    What makes a UI testable?

    If you've ever struggled with testing icon buttons, sliders, datepickers, you know what I mean. Those things are a pain to test, and the tests you've written is probably not very maintainable either.

    Here's an argument on making UI more accessible - it's means your UI is more testable too - let me show you what I mean.