Tag Archives: QA

Applying Model Controller Testsuite to test automation

You probably know MVC. How about MCT?

Model–view–controller is commonly used for developing software that divides an application into three interconnected parts. This is done to separate internal representations of information from the ways information is presented to and accepted from the user. The MVC design pattern decouples these major components allowing for efficient code reuse and parallel development.

In order to take advantage of the benefits MVC provides, you need to implement this clear separation of concerns in your test framework as well. This article describes an approach to test automation inspired by a known development design pattern; that being Model Controller Testsuite (MCT) and describes how it can be adapted to make your automation code more stable and maintainable.

Agile Testing Days 2017

Last winter in 2017, we—Marc and Kent, QA engineers from LINE Taiwan office—had an opportunity to attend one of the most well known software testing conferences in Europe called Agile Testing Days 2017 in Potsdam, Germany. Agile Testing Days or ATD has been hosting this conference every year for almost a decade and the community grows each year. It was a four full day conference with over 600 attendees, 160 sessions and 130 speakers. The conference week was jam-packed, that at times there were at most 8 parallel on-going sessions, which makes it difficult for us to decide on which track to attend because there were so many interesting topics.

Using Docker to build a testing infrastructure for web UI and mobile

Suppose you are to setup test automation. Building and maintaining a whole test infrastructure all by your team can be painful. Although some cloud services like Sauce Labs do cover DevOps, you may have hesitated to use them due to security issues or budget concerns in your company. Docker is a good tool for you to setup and maintain servers for test automation, especially if you are just starting to build an automation test infrastructure with open source solutions.

Of the open source solutions, Selenium is an open source framework for automating UI tests. It allows you to simulate user flow by executing scripts on different browsers. Selenium-Grid consists of hub servers and node servers to let you execute tests in parallel to speed up testing. When a hub receives requests from clients, the requests are rerouted to an appropriate node server, based on the capability parameters.