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)

Real device testing with TestObject,Appium and C#

TestObject , an offering by Sauce Labs provides cloud testing service with real devices. I recently did a POC with TestObject using C# . The tests were run using NUnit. Step 1:  Sign up Sign up for a free TestObject account  Step 2:  Upload app Upload the .apk/.ipa file for app under test . I … Continue reading Real device testing with TestObject,Appium and C#

Self assessment skills matrix for a Testing practice

During my stint as a Test Practice Lead last year, one of the key strategic initiative that I created and led was to assess and uplift skills and capability of the whole test practice. The process that I employed to deliver on that initiative was - Create a framework for Testers in the practice to … Continue reading Self assessment skills matrix for a Testing practice

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

Creating and preserving Cookies with Cypress.io

Continuing my joy ride with Cypress.io , I recently wrote a test to check for a successful logon for a public retail website. While the test was easy enough to write but the logon was failing (inspite of the correct credentials) with the below error message returned from the website Debugging the failure  Double check … Continue reading Creating and preserving Cookies with Cypress.io

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

Python 3.0 learnings – List comprehensions

One of the strengths of a simple (yet powerful) language like Python is to achieve the same with less lines of code. A "Pythonic" concept that proves this is list comprehensions Simply put, it enables you concisely create a list in a single line of code based on some logic presented as an iterable object … Continue reading Python 3.0 learnings – List comprehensions

“Testing is slowing us down” , moving from blame to involvement and engagement

"It is Testing that is really slowing the Project down" "Why are we finding all these bugs, so late in the Project" "Testers must be testing edge cases to death" I dont know of many experienced Testers who haven't heard  some or all of the above statements before . I heard it again yesterday and … Continue reading “Testing is slowing us down” , moving from blame to involvement and engagement