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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)

Other noteworthy libraries

There are various other libraries that extend the capabilities of the Robot Framework in areas that are not normally seen as candidates for acceptance tests, but will benefit from test automation, if done in the right way. Some of these libraries are as follows.

Testing network protocols

Rambock is a test library that provides an easy way to test various network packets, protocols, and message templates:

It allows you to specify the custom protocol, its client and servers; messages, and both the traditional as well as custom protocols can be tested.

Testing the web services

Suds is a lightweight. but dynamic SOAP Python client for consuming web services:

Testing the database

The database persistence and contents can be tested through the robotframework-databaselibrary. Here the database is queried to find out its state and perform things, such as running the SQL scripts...