Category: Test Automation

Anatomy of a Test Automation Data-Driven Framework

09/25/2014
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A Data-Driven testing framework refers to the repeating of the same test case scenario using different data sets – making the test case, data centric. As a result, a QA Engineer is able to test multiple scenarios using one single test case. This article will explain the anatomy of a Data-Driven test, followed by an…

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Types of Automation Frameworks

09/19/2014
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“Frameworks” is an overused, yet necessary, part of any successful automation effort. Automation has been around for a long time (Mercury Systems which is part of HP since 2005 was founded in 1980!) and many of the approaches are the same as they were back then, but the underlying technologies and tools have evolved. So today,…

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Safari Inspect Element & Mobile Device Emulator

08/26/2014
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Safari’s native development tool is Safari Inspect Element. Unlike the other browsers, Safari Inspect Element is not activated by default, this article will be showing step by step instructions on how to activate it.  Safari also offers a different feature from the other browsers where the user can view any webpage in a mobile device emulator. For mobile webpage…

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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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