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One of the keys to test automation is proper object identification.
Learn insights about how objects fit into a healthy test automation strategy. And see how the proper use of XPath expressions contribute to this strategy — something that is often overlooked by developers.
According to Eilon, “the process of defining objects jointly by developers and testers is critical for writing robust automation code.” By working together, developers can write code with testing in mind. Proper advance planning for UI objects by dev teams, integrated early on in the development process, greatly facilitates effective and efficient testing later on. Read more about how to avoid test flakiness.
Clearly defined objects make writing, debugging, and maintaining code easier, allow for cross-platform testing, and help to ensure meaningful test results. They also allow for reusing automated tests for different versions of an app, as well as helping to streamline cross-platform testing. More on accurate Selenium accurate object identification.
Web (HTML), Android, and iOS use different types of XPath expressions. In order to simplify automated testing, special techniques need to be used in order to properly identify objects and to minimize the potential number of test scripts. Good planning in this area can save lots of time later on. Learn how to make the most of your XPath expressions.
Having a solid set of rules to follow can make the difference between good XPath expressions and bad ones.
Perfecto’s XPath Validator is a powerful free tool which gives quick and concise feedback about the quality of your XPath expressions. This will help to ensure successful test flows.
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DevOps Chief Evangelist & Sr. Director at Perforce Software, Perfecto
Eran Kinsbruner is a person overflowing with ideas and inspiration, beyond that, he makes them happen. He is a best-selling author, continuous-testing and DevOps thought-leader, patent-holding inventor (test exclusion automated mechanisms for mobile J2ME testing), international speaker, and blogger.
With a background of over 20 years of experience in development and testing, Eran empowers clients to create products that their customers love, igniting real results for their companies.