How to automate over 18 000 test cases in two years while keeping maintenance workload under 15 per cent - 14,3% to be exact. The system under test was a tax processing software. Despite several attempts, no one could successfully automate testing on this system earlier.
Pekka Klärck is the main developer behind Robot Framework, the open source test automation and RPA framework. Pekka shares how he was inspired to start developing exceptionally usable automation framework valued by thousands.
It was late 2005. I was preparing for my new job at Qentinel, a small software quality assurance shop. My future team members were each presenting those big, important, and exciting things they thought I should know before I officially start as the CEO of Qentinel in January 2006.
Test architecture means the way you put together all those things you need in testing. Depending on what you test, where, and how, the test architecture may be simple or complex, ad-hoc or well-thought. Most often than not, test architectures are not thought of, they just emerge.
While test automation is the key to increased quality and productivity, the act of test design is often the completely overlooked aspect of test automation. Test design is a separate and distinct task and is performed before tests are executed. It is a crucial part of any testing process and has direct impact on your test automation’s bug detection capabilities.