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Robot Framework Test Automation

By : Sumit Bisht
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Robot Framework Test Automation

By: Sumit Bisht

Overview of this book

Testing has traditionally been a part of software development, and has always involved a lot of manual effort. It can be automated with Robot Framework, which offers numerous benefits from cost saving to increased quality assurance in the software delivery. This book will help you to start designing test suites and Automated Acceptance Tests. Helping you to get started with automating acceptance tests, this book will provide a detailed overview of acceptance test management practices and principles. You will also be introduced to advanced techniques that you can use to customize the test suite, along with helpful tips and tricks to extend and leverage it in a wide variety of scenarios. Starting with a detailed explanation of the need for automated acceptance test driven development, this guide will help you with an empty test project creation and execution for proof of concept, and validation of installation. This book will also cover the Robot Framework in detail, and will help you test desktop applications using Java Swing. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of tricky activities, such as setting up a test environment and using it with Selenium. You will also learn about other popular libraries, and how to test network protocols, web services, and databases. This book will cover the entire Robot Framework with real- world practical material to make its content informative and interesting. By the end of this book you will be able to write acceptance tests for desktop and web applications, as well as know how to extend acceptance testing in other scenarios that are commonly devoid of tests, and present the results appropriately.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Flow control

At times during the loop iteration, there may be cases where the execution needs to be changed, which can be done either to skip the present and continue with the next iteration or to terminate the loop entirely.

Sometimes, the loop contents need to be processed in such a manner, which is not iterative in nature. In this case, we need to issue special commands that allow us to manipulate the contents of the flow of contents within the loop irrespective of the iteration status. In most conventional programming languages, this is specified by the continue and break constructs. Robot Framework offers a similar approach by providing some special keywords for this purpose in its default library.

Breaking off without finishing

By using the Exit For Loop or the Exit For Loop If built-in keywords, it is possible to terminate the loop and continue with the further statements:

|  |  | Run Keyword If | ${val} > 10 | Exit For Loop

In the preceding example, Run Keyword if is used, which is...