Published: 2016-03-25   Views: 279
Author: Loren Vargas
Published in: Computers
A General Introduction To Testing Automation Frameworks


When the test scripts used in automation are tied together in a captive set of guidelines which can be repeatedly used in different projects, the resulting system is called a “testing automation framework”. The frameworks may include function libraries, reusable scripts, business processes, modules, specific set of keywords, and other tools such as commands, plug-ins, recorders and so forth, which can enable faster time-to-market and enhanced testing efficiency and effectiveness.

What we should be really interested in is an Agile Automation framework which dynamically allows testers to ensure complete control of coding based on evolving business roadmap to support the ideal goals of continuous integration, continuous delivery and continuous testing. Agile is the way to go if you want the most reliable methodology to produce high quality software while dealing with lowest amount of refactoring or technical debt that has accumulated in past projects.

There are many commercial-off-the-shelf frameworks, many of which may be readily procured from the Web, the most popular of which are Selenium, AQuA TestBorg, Monkey Talk, Jenkins, Appium, Robotium, See Test, Borland Silk Central, HP Quality Center etc. Here’s a low down on what each one entails:


•    Selenium – An open source testing framework which has become the de facto standard in web-based applications, it’s being extensively used to test your applications across many popular programming languages including C#, Java, Python, Ruby on Rails, .Net, Perl, PHP etc. It supports all modern web browsers and can be freely downloaded. In a Nov 2015 survey by Zephyr on which test automation frameworks are most popular, almost 42% respondents voted for Selenium. Selenium further supports what is known as an “integrated development environment” which provides comprehensive coverage for intelligent code completion. 

•    AQuA TestBorg – A proprietary framework developed by eInfochips, AQuA has become a very popular testing platform for embedded devices and other players in the semiconductor industry. 

•    Jenkins – An open source continuous integration framework written in JAVA, Jenkins developed by MIT is another name to reckon with in continuous integration software. 

•    Appium – The de facto standard for mobile app testing, Appium is highly popular with both iOS and Android developers. It supports all key programming languages and is easily compatible with Selenium WebDriver API, helping companies automate both native as well as hybrid apps. Appium is currently being used extensively in cross-platform mobile testing and unlike other apps such as Monkey Talk etc., there is no need to install extra agents in the app to make it automation-friendly. 

•    Robotium – Another popular open source test framework which is customized for Android and supports all SDK applications.

•    Monkey Talk – A cross-platform tool that is basically used as a “recorder” to play back highly a bunch of important test scripts for web, Android, iOS and other platforms.

When QA testing assumes the form of Agile practice, it enables higher acceptance test and ensures an ideal Test-driven Development (TDD) environment. Just like any other software tool, it requires a certain degree of skills and expertise to perform automated framework testing. There’s a whole new bunch of people in the industry with the required credentials – they are known as software developers in testing (SDiT) and software engineers in testing (SEiT). 


Article Source :

Author Bio

Loren is native of California state and known as a Technical guy. I worked in many projects that relied on the impact of emerging software technologies. Apart from this reading articles and content fascinates me that's why writing has always seemed like a natural transition. For being writer, you need inspiration and such sites motivate & inspire me for a writing.

Similar Articles

Web Developers London Heycodetech, Expert Group Of Programming How To Brand Name Of Club With POS System How QA And Testing Automation Helps Your Organization Pay Off Technical Debt Magento Development Services Los Angeles Help Augment ROI A General Introduction To Testing Automation Frameworks HP Spectre X360 – A Revolutionary Hybrid Laptop Toshiba Portégé Z20T – Not The Sleekest But It Is Quite Practical HP Spectre X360 – Quite Sleek  and Shiny With An Aluminum Design Toshiba Portégé Z20T – The Combination Of A Sleek Tablet And A Keyboard Deck A Brief Introduction To Artificial Intelligence... For Normal People 5 Ways Boring Web Design Is Killing Your Conversion Rate Lisp Programming And Effective Programming Languages Rehearsing The Benefits Of Wordpress And PHP Development Hiring A Reliable And Professional Web Developer Looking At The Good Side Of Functional Programming Working With A General And Interactive Programming Language Revisiting The World Of Wordpress And PHP For Web Development Taking Your Business Higher With Professional Web Designers And Developers Cable Management System Helps In Reducing Incidence Of Cable Spaghetti Popular Lithium Ion Technology Is Used In Rechargeable Poly Lithium Ion Batteries Unified Communication As A Service (UcaaS) Shifting Traditional Business Processes To Communications-enabled Business Processes. Mobile Point-of-Sale (mPOS) Making Faster And Easier Way To Conduct Transactions Automated Parcel Delivery Terminals Offer Delivery At Your Ease, No More Missed Delivery Are You Looking For IT Support In Bronx Keep Technical Threats At Bay With The Best Computer Repair Reasons For Which People Use Wordpress For Their Websites Using The Services Of A PHP Web Development Company Reasons To Boost Your Knowledge On Programming Languages Significance Of Web Design And Development Services Wireless Communication Technologies In Healthcare Market Growth And Forecast 2016-2026 Internet Of Everything (IoE) Market Poised To Rake US$ 7,130.4 Billion By 2020 Africa LED & OLED Displays And Lighting Products Market Poised To Rake 17.8% CAGR Through 2026 Why Businesses Actively Seek Desktop Support Visual Content Creation San Francisco To Fire Up Your Content Marketing Strategy Why Is It A Wise Decision To Hire A Computer Repair Services Firm

Disqus Comments

Articles Search


Social Media

Forum Threads Search

Pages Search