Category: Test Automation

Introducing Awetest Device Lab for Automated Mobile Device Testing

05/09/2014
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The most extreme benefit of using the Awetest Mobile Device Lab has been the amount of automated mobile device testing we are able to successfully perform in a short amount of time. We are able to conduct over 100 tests across 10 platforms under 4 hours, which is a +10x increase in test coverage over manual testing. The Awetest Device Lab provides users with speed, security, functionality, and accessibility.

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Designing for Automation: Use the ‘title’ attribute to mark sections.

07/30/2013
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Webdriver doesn’t recognize element attributes not part of the HTML definitions.   So aria-xxxx and dojo-xxx attributes are much slower to locate in the DOM.   Whenever one of the standard attributes can carry a unique value on the page that describes a business object or function directly understandable to a business user, automation will be easier…

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Designing for Automation: Use the ‘title’ attribute to mark sections.

Webdriver doesn’t recognize element attributes not part of the HTML definitions.   So aria-xxxx and dojo-xxx attributes are much slower to locate in the DOM.   Whenever one of the standard attributes can carry a unique value on the page that describes a business object or function directly understandable to a business user, automation will be easier…

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Why You Should Adopt Cucumber for Your Test Automation

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There is a great deal of debate concerning the adoption of Cucumber for Test Automation Framework.  Some love the simplicity and understandability of Cucumber’s natural (English!) language syntax, while others complain that it’s just another tool to learn that doesn’t scale to support the automation of really complex scenarios. Both points are valid to some extent,…

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Using ‘Pry’ to debug your automation scripts

11/16/2012
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One of the major pain points of developing and maintaining automation scripts is debugging script failures. Often times, when I’m trying to fix an automation script I would make a webdriver code change, run my script, try another webdriver command, and run the script again. I would continue this process until the script is passing,…

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