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TestNG Parameterization with CSV Files by Keys

3 Sep

TestNG is a great tool for running tests and has some advantages over JUnit and other commonly used unit test frameworks.  I personally like being able to configure test suites easily with an XML file and have the suite definition separate from the tests themselves.  I also like the Maven plugin, which combined with the XML suite definition, allows for a lot of flexibility in running combinations of tests and configurations via Maven.  Conversely, one thing that is not very built-out about the framework is how test parameterization works (specifically that DataProviders are only supported as Object arrays).  Continue reading

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Scalable UI Testing with Selenium

28 May

The last couple blog posts I have written have not been technical in nature, and given the information I originally intended to be discussed on this blog (testing at startups), I feel compelled to discuss a subject near and dear to me, UI testing.  More specifically, I will discuss how I have implemented a sustainable UI testing framework with low maintenance that is specifically designed to avoid the pitfalls commonly associated with UI testing.  Continue reading