Dorian x

Dorian x

1605864396

14 Top Open Source Test Automation Frameworks

Automated testing is one important aspect of making sure your organization’s DevOps pipeline is efficient and spits out quality applications.

Below are 14 of the best open source test automation platforms/frameworks that you can begin integrating with your projects.

Katalon Studio

It dubs itself as an all in one automation framework. Katalon Studio is indeed very popular among developers. It recently released KS7 (Katalon Studio 7).

Katalon Studio has already been known as a web and mobile test automation framework. However, with KS7 its features extend to testing desktop applications. Another cool new feature is the test artifact sharing among different projects.

This and other new features have made an already awesome tool even better.

Selenium

Selenium is an automation testing framework for browsers. It is actually a suite of different tools that can be used independently of each other or in unison.

The tools are the Selenium Webdriver, Selenium IDE and Selenium Grid. Where Selenium shines is it’s easy to integrate with other testing frameworks and is pretty versatile.

Perfecto

Perfecto is a cloud-based web and mobile apps automated testing platform. As it is cloud-based one can perform end-to-end tests remotely anywhere.

Perfecto is best used for enterprise-level applications in the health care, finance and retail industries. One can be sure that testing is done in a reliable and stable environment - making tests accurate. It not only performs testing but also debugging and allows for failures analysis. As it integrates well with other frameworks such as Appium and Selenium, it can easily be included in existing projects.

TestProject

TestProject is a web, mobile and API automated testing framework. It dubs itself as the first one to do it for free. It particularly is for end-to-end testing (or a method of testing the whole workflow of a user using the application).

TestProject has at its backbone the likes of Selenium and Appium (both included in this list) and it allows you to import tests from other projects. TestProject’s community is one of the best in the testing industry.

Appium

Appium is a great testing tool for mobile (both IOS and Android) apps (both native and the web). One can run tests both on an actual mobile device as well as through an emulator.

One key feature is that you can run the same exact test scripts for both IOS and Android (devices and emulators). What’s more is that you don’t need to have many dependencies to install on your device to use it.

Cucumber

Cucumber is a Behavior Driven Development automated testing platform that can be used for Java, Ruby, Groovy and Scala. While not an entirely codeless tool, it allows one to write tests easily even if they’re not the techie type.

It has two major tools. Cucumber Open which validates specs against code that you can run on any stack. Cucumber Studio is a great testing collaboration tool. It also has Cucumber School, which is an awesome learning platform.

Apache Maven

Apache Maven isn’t entirely a testing automation tool. It’s more like a build-automation tool. However, it has some testing plugins and actually has unit testing built-in.

The different plugins like JUnit, PlexusTestCase, maven-verifier, among others extend this testing capability of Maven. Maven is the go-to tool for Java software project management.

Watir

Watir (pronounced actually like water) is a suite of Ruby gems and libraries for automating web apps testing. It is used by big companies such as Facebook, Oracle and Gap.

While it’s written in Ruby, Watir can run automation tests for web applications built on any language. It supports most major web browsers such as Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

Apache JMeter

Another member of the Apache tools family, JMeter is a tool used to test performance related aspects of a software such as load tests and regression tests. It is a desktop application powered by Java with a simple and clean graphic user interface.

It creates a simulation of users making requests to a single server and then it analyzes how the server performs and returns the corresponding metrics. Aside from using JMeter for performance testing it can now be used to do unit and functional tests as well.

Espresso

Espresso is an Android testing tool for mobile app user-interfaces. Using its Screen Robots feature one can write tests faster. Screen Robots are small functions that remove repetitions in certain user tasks.

In Espresso tests can be written either in Java or Kotlin - the two major languages used to code Android apps. It has an awesome auto-sync feature which times performing certain UI actions based on certain synchronization conditions. This makes tests more reliable.

TestArchitect

TestArchitect calls itself a keyword-driven codeless automation testing platform. It allows developers and non-coding testers alike to build scalable tests. With TestArchitect you can test web and desktop apps (Windows). It can also perform database testing.

Some of its key features, aside from being codeless, are its awesome analytics reporting, seamless tooling integrations in your CI/CD pipelines, its image based testing and legacy app testing.

Cypress

Cypress is often considered a great alternative to Selenium. It’s a JavaScript based framework for end-to-end testing. As such, installing is as easy as running npm install in your project.

Cypress, in fact, does not use Selenium. It has solved some of the network-centered test run approaches by all Selenium-based frameworks by running tests in the same run-loop as the project itself. Overall Cypress is probably the best end to end testing tool out there.

TestLink

TestLink differs from the other tools in this link in that it is called a Test Management Tool. What it means is that TestLink can help in managing both specifications for the test and the application itself.

Users can easily generate Test Plans - a document where all the particular testing strategies are indicated along with particulars such as schedules, etc. Test Reports are also a breeze to create as it supports exporting them on Excel and Word.

SoapUI

SoapUI is an automated testing tool for RESTful and SOAP (Simple Access Object Protocol) API’s. It has a very easy to use graphical user interface which allows users to quickly write and run functional, unit, regression and load tests.

It also allows for testing security vulnerabilities. Truly it is a breeze to use SOAP UI in making robust and secure APIs.

Conclusion

Testing should be included early on in the software development lifecycle. Based on your particular needs you can be sure that any of the tools above you select will increase your team’s productivity so you can focus on the core activities and remove the tedious aspects of testing.

#testing #test-automation #automating #automated-testing #software-development #open-source

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Aurelie  Block

Aurelie Block

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Top 10 Automation Testing Tools: 2020 Edition

The demand for delivering quality software faster — or “Quality at Speed” — requires organizations to search for solutions in Agile, continuous integration (CI), and DevOps methodologies. Test automation is an essential part of these aspects. The latest World Quality Report 2018–2019 suggests that test automation is the biggest bottleneck to deliver “Quality at Speed,” as it is an enabler of successful Agile and DevOps adoption.

Test automation cannot be realized without good tools; as they determine how automation is performed and whether the benefits of automation can be delivered. Test automation tools is a crucial component in the DevOps toolchain. The current test automation trends have increased in applying artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to offer advanced capabilities for test optimization, intelligent test generation, execution, and reporting. It will be worthwhile to understand which tools are best poised to take advantage of these trends.****

#automation-testing #automation-testing-tools #testing #testing-tools #selenium #open-source #test-automation #automated-testing

Dorian x

Dorian x

1605864396

14 Top Open Source Test Automation Frameworks

Automated testing is one important aspect of making sure your organization’s DevOps pipeline is efficient and spits out quality applications.

Below are 14 of the best open source test automation platforms/frameworks that you can begin integrating with your projects.

Katalon Studio

It dubs itself as an all in one automation framework. Katalon Studio is indeed very popular among developers. It recently released KS7 (Katalon Studio 7).

Katalon Studio has already been known as a web and mobile test automation framework. However, with KS7 its features extend to testing desktop applications. Another cool new feature is the test artifact sharing among different projects.

This and other new features have made an already awesome tool even better.

Selenium

Selenium is an automation testing framework for browsers. It is actually a suite of different tools that can be used independently of each other or in unison.

The tools are the Selenium Webdriver, Selenium IDE and Selenium Grid. Where Selenium shines is it’s easy to integrate with other testing frameworks and is pretty versatile.

Perfecto

Perfecto is a cloud-based web and mobile apps automated testing platform. As it is cloud-based one can perform end-to-end tests remotely anywhere.

Perfecto is best used for enterprise-level applications in the health care, finance and retail industries. One can be sure that testing is done in a reliable and stable environment - making tests accurate. It not only performs testing but also debugging and allows for failures analysis. As it integrates well with other frameworks such as Appium and Selenium, it can easily be included in existing projects.

TestProject

TestProject is a web, mobile and API automated testing framework. It dubs itself as the first one to do it for free. It particularly is for end-to-end testing (or a method of testing the whole workflow of a user using the application).

TestProject has at its backbone the likes of Selenium and Appium (both included in this list) and it allows you to import tests from other projects. TestProject’s community is one of the best in the testing industry.

Appium

Appium is a great testing tool for mobile (both IOS and Android) apps (both native and the web). One can run tests both on an actual mobile device as well as through an emulator.

One key feature is that you can run the same exact test scripts for both IOS and Android (devices and emulators). What’s more is that you don’t need to have many dependencies to install on your device to use it.

Cucumber

Cucumber is a Behavior Driven Development automated testing platform that can be used for Java, Ruby, Groovy and Scala. While not an entirely codeless tool, it allows one to write tests easily even if they’re not the techie type.

It has two major tools. Cucumber Open which validates specs against code that you can run on any stack. Cucumber Studio is a great testing collaboration tool. It also has Cucumber School, which is an awesome learning platform.

Apache Maven

Apache Maven isn’t entirely a testing automation tool. It’s more like a build-automation tool. However, it has some testing plugins and actually has unit testing built-in.

The different plugins like JUnit, PlexusTestCase, maven-verifier, among others extend this testing capability of Maven. Maven is the go-to tool for Java software project management.

Watir

Watir (pronounced actually like water) is a suite of Ruby gems and libraries for automating web apps testing. It is used by big companies such as Facebook, Oracle and Gap.

While it’s written in Ruby, Watir can run automation tests for web applications built on any language. It supports most major web browsers such as Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

Apache JMeter

Another member of the Apache tools family, JMeter is a tool used to test performance related aspects of a software such as load tests and regression tests. It is a desktop application powered by Java with a simple and clean graphic user interface.

It creates a simulation of users making requests to a single server and then it analyzes how the server performs and returns the corresponding metrics. Aside from using JMeter for performance testing it can now be used to do unit and functional tests as well.

Espresso

Espresso is an Android testing tool for mobile app user-interfaces. Using its Screen Robots feature one can write tests faster. Screen Robots are small functions that remove repetitions in certain user tasks.

In Espresso tests can be written either in Java or Kotlin - the two major languages used to code Android apps. It has an awesome auto-sync feature which times performing certain UI actions based on certain synchronization conditions. This makes tests more reliable.

TestArchitect

TestArchitect calls itself a keyword-driven codeless automation testing platform. It allows developers and non-coding testers alike to build scalable tests. With TestArchitect you can test web and desktop apps (Windows). It can also perform database testing.

Some of its key features, aside from being codeless, are its awesome analytics reporting, seamless tooling integrations in your CI/CD pipelines, its image based testing and legacy app testing.

Cypress

Cypress is often considered a great alternative to Selenium. It’s a JavaScript based framework for end-to-end testing. As such, installing is as easy as running npm install in your project.

Cypress, in fact, does not use Selenium. It has solved some of the network-centered test run approaches by all Selenium-based frameworks by running tests in the same run-loop as the project itself. Overall Cypress is probably the best end to end testing tool out there.

TestLink

TestLink differs from the other tools in this link in that it is called a Test Management Tool. What it means is that TestLink can help in managing both specifications for the test and the application itself.

Users can easily generate Test Plans - a document where all the particular testing strategies are indicated along with particulars such as schedules, etc. Test Reports are also a breeze to create as it supports exporting them on Excel and Word.

SoapUI

SoapUI is an automated testing tool for RESTful and SOAP (Simple Access Object Protocol) API’s. It has a very easy to use graphical user interface which allows users to quickly write and run functional, unit, regression and load tests.

It also allows for testing security vulnerabilities. Truly it is a breeze to use SOAP UI in making robust and secure APIs.

Conclusion

Testing should be included early on in the software development lifecycle. Based on your particular needs you can be sure that any of the tools above you select will increase your team’s productivity so you can focus on the core activities and remove the tedious aspects of testing.

#testing #test-automation #automating #automated-testing #software-development #open-source

Lindsey  Koepp

Lindsey Koepp

1598948520

Top 10 Test Automation Frameworks in 2020

We are moving toward a future where everything is going to be autonomous, fast, and highly efficient. To match the pace of this fast-moving ecosystem, application delivery times will have to be accelerated, but not at the cost of quality. Achieving quality at speed is imperative and therefore quality assurance gets a lot of attention. To fulfill the demands for exceptional quality and faster time to market, automation testing will assume priority. It is becoming necessary for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to automate their testing processes. But the most crucial aspect is to choose the right test automation framework. So let’s understand what a test automation framework is.

What Is a Test Automation Framework?

A test automation framework is the scaffolding that is laid to provide an execution environment for the automation test scripts. The framework provides the user with various benefits that help them to develop, execute, and report the automation test scripts efficiently. It is more like a system that was created specifically to automate our tests. In a very simple language, we can say that a framework is a constructive blend of various guidelines, coding standards, concepts, processes, practices, project hierarchies, modularity, reporting mechanism, test data injections, etc. to pillar automation testing. Thus, the user can follow these guidelines while automating applications to take advantage of various productive results.

The advantages can be in different forms like the ease of scripting, scalability, modularity, understandability, process definition, re-usability, cost, maintenance, etc. Thus, to be able to grab these benefits, developers are advised to use one or more of the Test Automation Framework. Moreover, the need for a single and standard Test Automation Framework arises when you have a bunch of developers working on the different modules of the same application and when we want to avoid situations where each of the developers implements his/her approach towards automation. So let’s have a look at different types of test automation frameworks.

Types of Automated Testing Frameworks

Now that we have a basic idea about Automation Frameworks, let’s check out the various types of Test Automation Frameworks available in the marketplace. There is a divergent range of Automation Frameworks available nowadays. These frameworks may differ from each other based on their support to different key factors to do automation like reusability, ease of maintenance, etc.

Types of Test Automation Frameworks:

  1. Module Based Testing Framework
  2. Library Architecture Testing Framework
  3. Data-Driven Testing Framework
  4. Keyword Driven Testing Framework
  5. Hybrid Testing Framework
  6. Behavior Driven Development Framework

Benefits of a Test Automation Framework

Apart from the minimal manual intervention required in automation testing, there are many advantages of using a test automation framework. Some of them are listed below:

  1. Faster time-to-market: Using a good test automation framework helps reduce the time-to-market of an application by allowing constant execution of test cases. Once automated, the test library execution is faster and runs longer than manual testing.
  2. Earlier detection of defects: The documentation of software defects becomes considerably easier for the testing teams. It increases the overall development speed while ensuring correct functionality across areas. The earlier a defect is identified, the more cost-effective it is to resolve the issue.
  3. Improved Testing efficiency: Testing takes up a significant portion of the overall development lifecycle. Even the slightest improvement of the overall efficiency can make an enormous difference to the entire timeframe of the project. Although the setup time takes longer initially, automated tests eventually take up a significantly lesser amount of time. They can be run virtually unattended, leaving the results to be monitored toward the end of the process.
  4. Better ROI: while the initial investment may be on the higher side, automated testing saves organizations many a lot of money. This is due to the drop in the amount of time required to run tests, which leads to a higher quality of work. This in turn decreases the necessity for fixing glitches after release, thereby reducing project costs.
  5. Higher test coverage: In test automation, a higher number of tests can be executed about an application. This leads to higher test coverage, which is a manual testing approach that would imply a massive team, limited heavily with their amount of time. An increased test coverage leads to testing more features and a better quality of the application.
  6. Reusability of automated tests: The repetitive nature of test cases in test automation helps software developers to assess program reaction, in addition to the relatively easy configuration of their setup. Automated test cases can be utilized through different approaches as they are reusable.

#devops #testing #software testing #framework #automation testing #mobile app testing #test framework

Joseph  Murray

Joseph Murray

1621492530

7 Test Frameworks To Follow in 2021 for Java/Fullstack Developers

It is time to learn new test frameworks in 2021 to improve your code quality and decrease the time of your testing phase. Let’s explore 6 options for devs.

It is time to learn new test frameworks to improve your code quality and decrease the time of your testing phase. I have selected six testing frameworks that sound promising. Some have existed for quite a long time but I have not heard about them before.

At the end of the article, please tell me what you think about them and what your favorite ones are.

Robot Framework

Robot Framework is a generic open-source automation framework. It can be used for test automation and robotic process automation (RPA).

Robot Framework is open and extensible and can be integrated with virtually any other tool to create powerful and flexible automation solutions. Being open-source also means that Robot Framework is free to use without licensing costs.

The RoboFramework is a framework** to write test cases and automation processes.** It means that it may replace** your classic combo Selenium + Cucumber + Gherkins**. To be more precise, the Cucumber Gherkins custom implementation you wrote will be handled by RoboFramework and Selenium invoked below.

For the Java developers, this framework can be executed with Maven or Gradle (but less mature for the latter solution).

#java #testing #test #java framework #java frameworks #testing and developing #java testing #robot framework #test framework #2021

Wiley  Mayer

Wiley Mayer

1600635600

TestProject Open SDK for Java - Software Testing Material

TestProject is a free automation tool that promises to give painless automation experience. It has the feature of record and plays associated with a developer SDK. It also has the capability to build and utilize addons as per need. It is based on automation tools like Appium and Selenium.

Having said that, TestProject removes the complication of maintaining and downloading multiple browser drivers required for testing an application in various platforms and browsers. This is overcome by having an executable file that can run in the majority of browsers and devices.

#automation #automation testing #codeless test automation #scriptless test automation #test automation #testproject