Chapter 4

Test Automation Framework

During the early years, record/playback method of test automation was widely used. All the data was hard-coded within the test scripts. Even a small change in application impacted hundreds of the test scripts. Maintenance cost associated with these impacted scripts was very high. Maintenance of these test scripts consumed much of the time of the automation developers. Most of the time scripts were not ready for regression run execution as they need to be modified as per the business functionality or application code change. This left the test automation team ineffective when they were required the most. As the test automation industry matured, came the concept of test automation framework. Test automation ...

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