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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)

Making changes in outputs

Certain customizations in the generated report and log file can be made that can be used out of box in the Robot Framework. This can be helpful in setting up the test reports according to requirements without changing the report structure as well as without affecting the codebase in any manner.

Customizing the report title

The --logtitle and --reporttitle arguments can be used before the log file and report file names respectively to set their customized titles; otherwise, the defaults of the Test Log or Test Report are used wherever necessary.


While using custom names through arguments, underscores are converted into spaces just like the test suite file and folder names.

In order to not allow files to have the standard <root test suite> Test Report/Log headline, these options can be used as follows:

pybot --logtitle info_log -l log --reporttitle Tests_at_a_glance -r report testsuites

Background color customization

The color scheme used in reports does not...