To support the continuously evolving software industry, DevOps and Agile practices have established themselves as a big helping hand. With ever-increasing large scale digital transformation projects, organizations realize that the only way to shorten the product development cycles is to automate the processes involved in the delivery pipeline.
There are many tools and technologies to establish DevOps, but one of the most important ones is containerization, which gives flexibility in application packaging and automating a number of processes involved in the delivery pipeline. Containers have all the needed configurations and dependencies, for faster delivery of committed items to the customer. Docker is an open-source solution that makes it easier to create, deploy and run applications securely using containers. Therefore, quick feedback and testing applications with different environments can be achieved using Selenium with Docker.
My Proposal :
We can reduce the significant effort in provisioning, maintaining, running the Test Automation on different environment setup using, Docker with Test Automation. Some of the benefits are:
Benefits of using Docker with Selenium:
Test an application on multiple browsers and their different versions without installing them on multiple machines
To test multiple application builds concurrently without updating the code for different environments
To test your applications on multiple devices/OS/Browser combinations on a single machine.As Selenium within Docker will make it much quicker to test different environments by using the preconfigured containers.
Also, I will cover topics like how to set up the Selenium multi-environment setup using Docker concepts like Compose file, etc.
Best practices using Selenium with Docker
Common Dos and Don'ts for this setup.
How to avoid over maintenance of your Test Harness.
Increase the power of your Test Automation Setup with Kubernates:
How to handle Selenium grid-based dockerize nodes with Kubernates.