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Beginning Test Automation: Part 3 of 3

Beginning Test Automation: Part 3 of 3

Lindsay Walker - Technical E-Learning Developer at Sauce Labs

This meetup is the final of three 90-minute virtual events intended for those interested in learning about test automation.

As a refresher, this 3-part series is designed to help you learn about the basics of what automated testing is, what your options are, why automated testing is a great career opportunity, and how to write some simple tests. Each workshop will consist of a 30-45 minute presentation, followed by an assignment and workshop time with some test automation experts

Part 3 - Advanced Testing Features (April 6)

In this third session, users will learn about the Page Object Model and the advantages of abstracting test methods and test data to make maintainable test code. There will be a demo of abstracting test methods into a separate page class. We will also talk about web drivers, and how you can use WebDriverManager to facilitate this. Work as a group through setting up a test to run on Sauce Labs as outlined in lesson 4.05

Users will follow steps to move certain code from a single test class into page & test objects, as well as create a Config file to store test variables for the application under test ( and the configuration for Sauce Labs. Complete Module 3 and run it on Sauce Labs.

Additional Links:

How to Test on Sauce Labs:

Heroku App:

Module 3:


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