Writing test automation framework from scratch (The Course)
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Many test automation solutions are written by less experienced developers, and, as the result, are not structured well, hindering test automation progress. But there's one very simple, yet effective way to structure test automation framework - 3-layer framework pattern. This pattern will allow you to write test automation framework for any software system (Web UI, Rest API, Desktop, etc) while minimizing maintenance cost.

My name is Alexander Pushkarev, I am Senior Software Engineer. I work in IT from about 2008, and 7 years of my experience I worked as test automation specialist, leading teams and creating test automation from scratch for legacy and green-field projects. I had written several different frameworks and I combined my architecture knowledge acquired during my development work into what I call "3-layer framework" - which is the focus of this course.

I use Java for coding examples, but the course itself isn't focused on any programming language, so if you use Python, .Net or JavaScript I am sure that 90% of the course material will be relevant.

What's inside:

  1. What is test automation framework?
  2. What is architecture?
  3. What design patterns are most commonly used in test automation?
  4. Layered pattern - the way it applied to test automation
  5. Step-by-step framework implementation example



  • Computers and Programming
  • Automated Software Testing

Course Material

  • Welcome to the course
  • Part 1: What is test automation framework?
  • Lection 1: What is test automation framework?
  • Lection 2: Dangers of test automation framework
  • Lection 3: Benefits of test automation framework
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 15 attempts allowed
  • Part 2: Software architecture
  • Lection 4: What is software architecture?
  • Lection 5: Patterns in test automation
  • Lection 6: “No architecture” test automation framework
  • Lection 7: Layered architecture
  • Lection 8: Layered test automation framework
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 25 attempts allowed
  • Part 3: Test layer
  • Lection 9: System under test introduction
  • Lection 10: Implementation planning
  • Lection 11: Using tests to drive framework design
  • Lection 12: Writing test methods
  • Lection 13: Why interface?
  • Lection 14: Writing test methods - part 2
  • Assignment 1
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 35 attempts allowed
  • Part 4: Core layer
  • Lection 15: Next step - Core layer
  • Lection 16: Designing Page Object interface
  • Assignment 2
  • Lection 17: Implementing Page Object interface - part 1
  • Assignment 3
  • Lection 18: Implementing Page Object interface - part 2
  • Lection 19: Error handling
  • Lection 20: Working with API
  • Lection 21: Adapter or Page Object?
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 45 attempts allowed
  • Part 5: Business layer
  • Lection 22: Implementing business layer
  • Lection 23: Simple business steps implementation
  • Lection 24: Composite steps
  • Assignment 4
  • Part 6: Wrapping up
  • Lection 25: Essential topic we didn’t cover
  • Lection 26: Alternatives to 3-layer framework
  • Lection 27: Course summary
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 55 attempts allowed


    • Alexander Pushkarev has authored numerous publications and several books about IT, psychology and negotiation techniques. Alexander has wide professional, writing and research experience.

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