Best Online Resources to Learn Automation Testing

Introduction I spent many years doing software test automation. Throughout those years I created a list of my favorite resources that helped me improve my skills. Below is that list. Most of the resources for learning test automation are focused on Selenium WebDriver because it is the most relevant technology today. However, some general resources are also available to improve your test automation skills. Online Video Tutorials 1) Selenium 2 WebDriver Basics with Java Alan Richardson Selenium WebDriver | Java | $229 There are a ton of Selenium WebDriver courses out there. Most of them are complete garbage, but Alan’s course is just awesome. He will teach you many different aspects of Selenium Webdriver such as: How to handle iFrames How to write tests How to perform user interactions How to invoke JavaScript How to work with tabs And so much more, from basic to advanced I still go back to it from time to time to see if there is something else that I can learn. 2) Selenium Webdriver - Master Synchronization Techniques $Free | Selenium WebDriver | C# | Visual Studio | MS Test This is a free Selenium Webdriver course that you can use to seriously improve the stability of your automated functional tests. Here are some topics that you will learn: Learn the problems that can occur as a result of improper synchronization Learn how to use Selenium Webdriver explicit waits Master Selenium Webdriver implicit waits Understand what a DefaultWait is Comprehend how to use all of the different types of waits during appropriate situations 3) C# For QA Automation Engineers Using Selenium Webdriver $Free...

Parallel Test Execution Using Selenium Webdriver

Parallel Test Execution Using Selenium Webdriver Introduction Parallel test execution involves running a suite of automated tests in parallel as opposed to sequentially. You don’t execute your tests one by one. Rather, you take the entire batch and split it up amongst multiple servers so that each server can run a single test at a time. This techniques has some fantastic advantages to improve your overall software development life cycle. First, running your tests in parallel can significantly decrease your execution time. If you have enough resources to run all of your tests at once, then the duration of the test execution will last only as long as your slowest test. For example, if you have 100 tests and 100 virtual machines on which to run these tests, then dividing them in parallel will allow you to run 100 tests at once. If your slowest test takes two minutes to run, then that is how long it will take for the entire test suite to execute. Running these 100 tests sequentially will take you magnitudes of times longer because you can only execute one test at a time. Therefore, you need to add all of the test run times together to understand how long that will take. If we assume that each test takes two minutes to run, then running them sequentially will take 200 minutes of run time. That’s a 5000% difference! The second advantage that parallel test execution has over sequential test execution is that it gives your team a faster feedback loop. If your test suite can execute faster, then your team can have feedback faster...

Proper Black Box Test Case Design-part 2-Boundary Value Analysis

Proper Black Box Test Case Design - Part 2 - Boundary Value Analysis Our second post in this series focuses on efficient test case design using black box testing. The goal of these posts is to make you better at designing test cases so that you can develop higher quality systems. In-depth explanations and practice exercises are at the core of these tutorials. In part one of this tutorial, we discussed: What a well-designed test case is Different types of software testing Black Box Testing Equivalence Partitioning Boundary Value Testing Today, we are going to continue working on learning Black Box Testing techniques. Specifically, we will learn Boundary Value Testing (BVT). BVT further expands upon the concepts that you mastered in the Equivalence Partitioning Tutorial. You will utilize the equivalence partitioning technique to help you with boundary value testing. In the previous post, I started with an example of a very simple test case. I will further expand upon it here. Test Scenario Consider the following situation where a text box allows the following integers to be entered: 1 – 5 Success 5 – 9 Monkeys 9 – 11 Bananas Use your newly found skills to create equivalence classes. (See the completed example below.) You might notice that you run into an issue at all of the boundaries, or edge cases. For example, if you enter a 5, does that return a “Success” or “Monkeys”? Same goes for the 9; will that return “Monkeys” or “Bananas”? Testing the edge conditions in software testing is known as boundary value testing. Isn’t it awesome how the name makes complete sense? Boundary...

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