The id global attribute defines an identifier (ID) which must be
unique in the whole document. Its purpose is to identify the element
when linking (using a fragment identifier), scripting, or styling
So as per standard, ID should be unique across the entire page ( Even ...
Yes, this is typically done in a commercial context, but it does not need to be exactly as described.
As you already noticed, developers should write unit tests. Those tests as you probably know only test the smallest distinguishable things in the code.
Higher up there should be integration tests - either as an extension to the unit tests or maybe in the ...
why companies would have both API tests and web tests when this causes duplication of effort.
In short, because those tests are different in nature, help discover different types of bugs and have different properties.
End-to-end tests, e.g., tests operating on UI level of a Web application have two main advantages:
they simulate a real user: this helps ...
It depends, both paths back-end and front-end have their testing challenges.
I would start with front-end, because understanding the basics of a web-application is very useful when when creating end-2-end UI-automation tests with for example Selenium/WebDriver. As Selenium/WebDriver is the facto standard this makes this most sense from a career perspective.
if(cy.get('a.auth0-lock-alternative-link').contains('Not your account?'))
cy.get('a.auth0-lock-alternative-link').contains('Not your account?').click();
to evaluate expression in if statement you call contains('Not your account?') method. Since contains method has the default assertion that makes your test fail once the element does not contain ...
This would mostly be up to the team or requirements for this website.
Some use unique id,'s, some don't, some don't even use id's for all webelements.
Since this does indeed make automation harder, you could have a meeting with the devs or team in general to discuss this and work out how important this is in the overall scope of the project.
Liquid includes this functionality by default,
Liquid also comes with a stricter parser that can be used when editing templates to give better error messages when templates are invalid.
Liquid is an open-source template language created by Shopify and written in Ruby.
Since you cannot leverage the testing tools of modern framework, such as React or Ember, I would suggest the following:
Focus on application level checks:
Using Selenium, most widespread. Example here:
WebElement element = driver.findElement(By.name("q"));
Or using ...
I advise our teams to write mainly unit-tests, but at least ONE test on service (e.g. API) and UI (e.g. end-to-end) levels of the test-pyramid. Just a happy path test is sufficient.
Why do I advice that? The main reason is to make sure that each level is build testable.
If the levels are testable, then when a defect occurs and after it is fixed, it should ...
Front end testing is important and is often part of User Acceptance testing.
The most popular approaches uses Selenium along with a programming language - Java, Ruby, Python or C#
The basic principle is that you create an instance of a Selenium object called 'WebDriver' that represents the instance of use of a specific browser, for example chromedriver for ...