Keyword Driven Automation using an open source solution – Selenesse (A bridge between Selenium and FitNesse)

Every project team desires to have their tests automated, but there are several challenges like:

1. Limited automation resources.
2. Difficult to share automation reports.
3. Designing and implementing the right automation scripting framework.
4. Difficult to maintain the framework.
5. Difficult for End Users and Business Analysts to understand and / or analyze the scripts.

A solution addressing most of the issues above is difficult to implement. Open source library – Selenesse attempts to do it and with some success. It creates a bridge between Selenium (an open source web testing tool) and FitNesse (an open source Acceptance testing framework).

In this session, we will look at:
1. Set up the framework using Selenesse, FitNesse and Selenium.
2. How to create simple tests using this framework.
3. How to create scenario’s in FitNesse that can be used by end Users or BAs.
4. How to extend the Selenesse library to add functionality.


Speaker Software Testing & Quality ConferenceAfter graduating from Pune’s Govt. College of Engg, I worked as an R&D Engineer in a core electronics firm. My interest in software prompted me to take up a position in Syntel, Mumbai. I chanced upon quality assurance / testing at Syntel and started liking the area. I learned several automation tools while at Syntel and later at Infosys where I worked for the past 6.5 years. I played multiple roles in Infosys including Software tester, Automation Lead, Process Consultant, Test Manager and mentor.

I am currently working at Spiderlogic India as a Test Architect. I love to get my hands on new tools and technology, especially in testing. I am currently exploring Performance Testing, Security testing and Mobile Application testing.

Ameya Naik will be presenting on “Keyword Driven Automation using an open source solution – Selenesse (A bridge between Selenium and FitNesse)” at the 2nd Annual Conference On Software Quality to be held in Pune, India on 25,26 March 2011.Click here for a list of other Speakers & Sessions @ The Conference

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