Workshop: Technical Test Automation Challenges – Patterns and Solutions

Laptop or Tablet Required!

Many organizations find that test automation does not work as well as they thought it would. In many cases, these failures are due to generic technical reasons, which can be fixed relatively easily. These test automation patterns are common to automation efforts at any level with whatever tools you are using. Dorothy focuses on often-neglected technical issues (i.e. not primarily management issues) and the patterns that help solve them. We look at issues such as BRITTLE SCRIPTS, INADEQUATE DOCUMENTATION, and UNFOCUSED AUTOMATION and discuss patterns such as TESTWARE ARCHITECTURE, DOCUMENT THE TESTWARE, AUTOMATE WHAT’S NEEDED, INDEPENDENT TEST CASES and TOOL INDEPENDENCE, as well as other issues and patterns that delegates want to investigate. Learn how to navigate efficiently through the patterns documented on the Test Automation Patterns Wiki, and develop a better understanding of technical test automation challenges and solutions.

*Bring your laptop or internet-enabled tablet to gain access to the wiki during the tutorial.*

The workshop uses a mix of lecture, exercises and group discussion to explore the wiki and find solutions for common issues. A few selected patterns are covered in depth, and there is time for delegates to address the issues and problems they most want to learn more about.

Outline of workshop:

    • Introduction & delegate issues.
    • Test Automation Issues and Patterns.
    • Using the wiki.
    • Patterns covered:
      • TESTWARE ARCHITECTURE
      • DATA-DRIVEN vs KEYWORD-DRIVEN
      • DOCUMENT THE TESTWARE
      • AUTOMATE WHAT’S NEEDED
      • INDEPENDENT TEST CASES
      • TOOL INDEPENDENCE
      • COMPARISON DESIGN
      • EXPECTED FAIL STATUS
    • Exploring of issues and patterns most relevant to delegates.

Automation Workshop
Location: Cirrus B Date: September 27, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Dot Graham