As part of a new web project, I was asked to learn an RPA (Robotic Process Automation) software to help in automating some testing tasks. After trying to use it on our project, I found that it was not the proper tool as it was not as compatible with the web browsers we intended our site to be viewed on. I started searching for tools/software that fit my criteria. I focused on using open source and free software that is built on or uses industry standards. In this case, I wanted to use Selenium or any tool/framework using it. Being able to build test automation based on existing test scripts/cases is one feature I consider important. Test automation scripts should also be easy to read and explain to others. After researching for tools that satisfy the criteria, I tried out Robot Framework using Selenium Library as it satisfied most of the criteria I wanted. I was able to create a test automation suites for the initial features of our project. After a few months of using this setup, I felt that implementing test automation in this form was worth it as manual testing efforts were concentrated on new features and more complex cases.

November 9 @ 14:00
14:00 — 14:45 (45′)

Steven George Calix