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Chapter 16. Test Automation Design Patterns and Approaches

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Since writing our first book, we’ve met more and more teams that have achieved their test automation goals. This is great news. However, it is still hard to learn how to automate tests and probably always will be. Current automation frameworks enable teams to automate tests at all levels in a syntax that business experts can understand. Yet difficulties such as sporadic test failures due to timing issues in user interface (UI) tests continue to plague us. The test automation “hump of pain,” as described in Agile Testing (p. 266), still looms as an imposing barrier to teams that are new ...

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