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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)

Testing desktop applications

Acceptance testing can also be implemented in desktop-based applications, making the Robot Framework tests far more applicable rather than just catering to the needs of some specific problem or a framework alone.

Testing through objects – Java Swing

Swing library is a fully featured library that can be used to test Java Swing-based applications. As this works on Java platform, this needs Jython runtime. To run an acceptance test over a swing application, two things are required in the classpath:

  • Swing library JAR

  • The actual swing application bundled as a JAR

On having the necessary files, the test can be used. The classpath can be set prior to the Jython command, or prefixed with the command itself like the following example:

CLASSPATH=swinglibrary-1.6.0.jar:myApp.jar jybot testsuites

Here, the swinglibrary is version 1.6.0 and the system under test is bundled as myApp.jar, and the Robot Framework files are present in the testsuites folder. The application is then visible...