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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)

The need for reports

In order to save the events and actions that occurred during the test execution apart from what appears on the console where the results are displayed to the user, there is a need to create test reports in files as it offers numerous benefits, some of which are outlined as follows:

Quick-test run assessment

The test results can be recalled at a glance quickly if there is a standardized format that can clearly identify the success or failure of tests as well as easily determining individual test details.

Result comparison

The test results can be compared side-by-side for the same acceptance test that can be taken across different states of the same test, across different external variables, or at different times.

Individual result detailing

The test report can detail the environment and test execution steps and other data in an ordered manner that is essential to determine the success of a test execution.

Intelligent assessment

Through the use of reports and logs, it becomes...