Types of automate test maintenance

1) Test automation maintenance methods are divided into two categories: those for when working tests begin to fail and those for tooling adjustments.

2) Automated tests will fail as programmers update the software over time, simply because the code under test has changed. When a test fails, it must be determined whether the failure was due to a change in behavior, an unforeseen side effect, or a genuine software flaw. The team can then decide whether to change the code or update the test, or both.

During a 5-month maintenance period, what can be modified in an application?

Quite a bit. Really. Especially when seen from the perspective of previously developed automated test cases. When I joined one of our initiatives, that’s exactly what happened. I was aware that well-written automated tests were in use, and that they had actual economic benefit. They were trusted by the development team and were included in each and every new release candidate. But, as is often the case with design, a slew of new features appeared, and no one had time to maintain our e2e gem. And as time went on, more and more tests stopped becoming green, until none of them passed at all.

What ZappleTech does to minimize the maintenance
Maintaining a straightforward approach
Each test case should ideally focus on a single function or conceptual action, and should only fail for one cause. Test scenarios that are more complex are more likely to be flaky. If a test case has a lot of stages, consider splitting it into two or more test cases.
Deciding what to test before you can decide how to test it
A well-designed test case will require less maintenance in the future. Begin by identifying each function to be tested, then break each test down into a series of simple stages with a clear statement of the expected outcomes. Only after this has been completed should you decide which tests should be performed manually and which should be automated. For advice on the best types of test cases to automate, see the first post in this series.
Making a list of your test cases
Documentation may help ensure that each test case is well-designed, including test preconditions, execution processes, and expected results. Using a test case template or a tool like TestRail to manage your test case documentation can be extremely beneficial.
Using naming standards
UI elements and test objects should have self-explanatory names. Consider whether a test case or test step is too complex and needs to be streamlined if you discover that comments are required to document it. Comments that explain why a test is the way it is are an exception, in that they are valuable. A suitable statement in tying a test to a choice made outside the testing is “Product management specified a requirement that this activity must complete within three seconds.” “Calculate the outcome” is almost likely a terrible comment, because it only communicates something that might have been conveyed better in the exam itself.

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Eran Kinsbruner

Expert in Continuous testing of web and mobile apps, DevOps and Agile practices, SAST as well as product marketer with strong GTM vision. Amazon best selling author of a trilogy
of books (https://www.amazon.com/Eran-Kinsbruner/e/B07RK5SZH9%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share)
- The Digital Quality Handbook
- Continuous Testing for DevOps Professional
- Accelerating Software Quality in DevOps using AI and ML.
Industry thought leader, keynote speaker, blogger, industry event committee member (QA Global Summit), and author of the quarterly digital test coverage index report.
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Advisory board member for startups.
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various quality related awards as well as 1 registered patent.
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Speaking History:
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Nikolaj Tolkačiov

Because I'm lazy and easily bored, I tend to automate everything I can, if I need to do something twice that is a good indication that something
is off. My automation experience suit includes mobile, gherkin, web, C#, Java, JavaScript, C++, Ruby, and multiple frameworks. I do coding and
“DevOps'ing” too because I gain most of the value not deep-diving into one framework or discipline, but generalizing in the whole spectrum of
software engineering. This generalist point of view allows me to see some issues from different angles and come up with more solutions to solve problems.

Jenna Charlton

I began speaking in 2018 at CodeMash in Sandusky Ohio where my first talk How Pro Wrestling Made Me A World Champion Tester put me on the proverbial map.
Since then I’ve given far more serious talks at conferences like TestBash and Star. In 2020 I was a keynote at STARWest Virtual testing conference and I was on the selection
committees for STARWest 2021 and Agile Testing Days USA as well as host for TestBash Home 2020 and 2021. I am an occasional tech blogger, trainer, product owner, and
always a tester, but the accomplishments I’m most proud of are my ordination as a deacon at South Euclid UCC in 2016 and my long and happy marriage to my spouse for
the past 11 years.