Automation Testing

Robotframework – Working with Date and Time

by seetaram on December 25, 2017

Robot framework provides keywords for lot of stuffs. Framework has very good documentation. Here I am going to explain how do we handle situations with date and time. The library in Robot framework for handling time is “DateTime”. This library needs to be added to the settings before using the keywords for date and time. […]


Some Thoughts on Learning Test Automation

by seetaram on April 29, 2012

Among software testing professionals, a big chunk of people are into manual functional testing. I heard many of them saying "Manual testing is a boring job", "I am not paid well compared to a Performance Testing professional or Automation Testing professional", "I want to learn Test Automation / Performance Testing", etc. Many of them fail […]


In Software Testing we need to verify the output of test case against a predefined set of Test Data. Selenium provides various Selenese commands to achieve this.  Let us try to explore some of the situations we come across in Test Automation. Verify whether an object is visible (such as a button, link, etc) Verify […]


Selenium – Creating XML Reports

by seetaram on July 7, 2011

XML is the abbreviation for Extensible Markup Language.  XML is used in many aspects of software development, data storage, to communicate between different applications, data sharing, etc.  In Test Automation if the reports are generated in XML format that can be utilized to generate customized HTML reports and also can be imported into Spreadsheet like […]


If you think about Test Automation, what are the basic actions comes into mind? Clicking on a button, selecting some value from a dropdown, typing in some value into an edit box, clicking on a link, checking a checkbox, clicking on a radio button. Below are some of the actions we can list: Click Select […]


Selenium identifies the objects on a web page by its HTML properties such as id, name, and xpath.  To understand this, open a browser and navigate to some web site and then click on View – > Page Source.  Below picture shows how the page source looks: Here, I have taken the example of “” […]


Parameterization of Tests in Selenium IDE

by seetaram on June 30, 2011

Selenium IDE is a Mozilla Firefox add-on which can be utilized to record tests.  These tests can be saved in a folder and executed later in a batch mode.  But the problem we face with this is values such as login username, password, application URL, etc need to be hard coded.  In order to overcome […]


Learn Selenium Step by Step

by seetaram on June 29, 2011

Selenium is an open source web application Test Automation tool.  Learning Selenium is very easy.  Anybody who worked on manual testing can easily learn Selenium.  We will try to explore how to learn Selenium Step by Step. Selenium has three main tools – Selenium IDE, Selenium RC, and Selenium Grid. First let us have a […]


Selenium – Use Ant to Generate HTML Reports

by seetaram on June 29, 2011

Apache Ant is an open source build tool. A build tool can be used to compile the source code, creating the build artifacts such as JAR, WAR, and EAR files.  Some of the other usage of ANT is to run unit tests, do the application deployment on containers such as JBoss, Tomcat, WebSphere, WebLogic, GlassFish, […]


Create a configuration properties file to store parameters such as log file path, test data path, results path, selenium execution speed, wait period, etc, then make changes to the parameters whenever needed. Java provides a way to create configuration file for storing configurable parameters of an application.  Selenium Test Suite also needs such a file […]


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