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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)

Output structure

The test report contains the results of test execution under the following headlines that are explained next.


The heading is the first element of the page which contains the test name and the time when it was generated. It also displays the elapsed time since its generation.

Summary information

This contains the summary of the test, the start and end time of the test, and the total time taken in the test execution.

Test statistics

These are the number of tests that are present in the test; the various tests are grouped on the basis of their criticality, tag, and suite. By default, all the tests are critical, but you can explicitly specify whether a test is critical or not by passing --critical or --noncritical followed by the test name in the pybot/jybot command. Tags can be set/unset in tests through the use of Set Tags/Remove Tags keywords in test cases. Additionally, this can be specified in suite setup that tags all the test cases in that suite file.

Test details