Basic refactoring to use PageObjects with Appium (using .NET)

What is PageObject model(POM) ? POM is a technique to hide some of the details of interacting with Web & Mobile elements, so that writing tests and reading code is easier. Here is a good starter resource for understanding POM for Appium - https://blog.testproject.io/2017/07/16/page-object-model/ POM in action -  I want to use this blog post to … Continue reading Basic refactoring to use PageObjects with Appium (using .NET)

Fiddling with Appium Desktop – initial learning and gotchas

What is Appium Desktop ? Launched about an year ago, Appium desktop is a desktop app that provides a GUI to run the Appium server and (much more importantly) offers a GUI capability to inspect apps under test (locally and remotely) Through this post I will share my experience with Appium desktop installation and launch … Continue reading Fiddling with Appium Desktop – initial learning and gotchas

#100daysofcode :: Python 3.0 , interrupting an endless loop from the keyboard,gracefully

Recently I started out on a mission to further hone my programming skills. Out of the courses that I explored online, the #100daysofcode course from the TalkPython folks appealed to me the most. It is challenging,structured and the instructors are great. I will be blogging my micro-learnings onthis journey. This is the first one from … Continue reading #100daysofcode :: Python 3.0 , interrupting an endless loop from the keyboard,gracefully

Exploring the Cypress API – getting and asserting on a DOM element’s children

A common operation during Web UI tests is to view and validate contents of a drop down. As part of my exploration of the ever likable Cypress automation toolset, I recently wrote a UI workflow tests that amongst other things validated the contents and count of a drop down list's elements. I was dreading that … Continue reading Exploring the Cypress API – getting and asserting on a DOM element’s children

A newbie’s toe dip into JS based Test automation using Cypress.io

Recently, I have started exploring alternatives to Selenium Webdriver for E2E Web UI automation and the first tool set that I tried my hand at was Cypress Cypress is a compellingly marketed offering with a touted usp of - Not being a framework based off Selenium Leveraging off existing JavaScript BDD ecosystem ( Mocha and Chai) … Continue reading A newbie’s toe dip into JS based Test automation using Cypress.io

Using cURL commands in a REST client , without wanting to know cURL ;)

I am a newbie to cURL and dont understand cURL commands , neither have I used cURL to make REST API calls before. Recently I encountered a situation where I had access to some cURL "code" and I had to use that perform some GET and POST operations on a REST end-point. Due to lack … Continue reading Using cURL commands in a REST client , without wanting to know cURL 😉

Python & Selenium Webdriver :: working with dropdown options inside a select tag

During my Python & Selenium self-learning I came across a blocker while trying to access and select elements of a drop down. Problem statement -  As a traveler, I want to select Business class for my flight on the Air NewZealand website , just to remind myself how atrociously expensive flying business class is . … Continue reading Python & Selenium Webdriver :: working with dropdown options inside a select tag