Andrew is  the Automation Panda – an advocate for software quality who loves to help others. He speak internationally at conferences, webinars, and workshops. He write a software blog at AutomationPanda.com. He is  the lead developer of Boa Constrictor, the .NET Screenplay Pattern. He created four courses for Test Automation University. He built test automation solutions from the ground up. He has also done consulting to help teams with testing, automation, and BDD. His favorite languages are Python, C#, Java, and JavaScript, but I can quickly pick up anything. Follow me on tech Twitter at @AutomationPanda.

Title: Autonomous Testing-The Next Great Wave 

When we see tech news about "automation" and "AI," we expect to see cool things like self-driving cars, smarter supply chains, and robot assistants. Common "test automation" practices do not need to fall short of that hype. The past two testing waves – manual test conversion and CI/CD migration – ironically still require significant manual effort development. We are now at the crest of a third great wave: Autonomous Testing. Let's see how the frameworks of tomorrow can not only run tests automatically but also help us develop them automatically.

Title: A Visual Testing Revolution

Testing is interaction plus verification. That’s it – you do something, and you make sure it works. You can perform those two parts manually or with automation. An automated test script still requires manual effort, though: someone needs to write code for those interactions and verifications. For web apps, verifications can be lengthy. Pages can have hundreds of elements, and teams constantly take risks when choosing which verifications to perform and which to ignore. Traditional assertions are also inadequate for testing visuals, like layout and colors. That’s lots of work for questionable protection.

There’s a better way: automated visual testing. Instead of writing several assertions explicitly, we can take visual snapshots of our pages and compare them over time to detect changes. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a snapshot is worth a thousand assertions. In this talk, I’ll show you how to do this type of visual testing with Applitools. We’ll automate a basic web UI test together using traditional techniques with  and , and then we’ll supercharge it with visual snapshots. We’ll see how Applitools Visual AI can pinpoint meaningful differences instead of insignificant noise. We’ll also see how Applitools Ultrafast Test Cloud can render those snapshots on any browser configuration we want to test without needing to rerun our tests in full. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll see how automated visual testing will revolutionize functional test automation!

Table of contents:
  1. Introduction
  2. Automating a traditional test
  3. Running the test
  4. Understanding visual testing
  5. Adding visual testing techniques to the test
  6. Rerunning the test
  7. Running the test against multiple browsers

Duration: 2.5 hours